Aug 15, 2017
In Van Dongen v KML No.2 Pty Ltd  WAMW 17 the warden refused an application for a prospecting licence because the Form 20 did not disclose the boundaries.
Jul 28, 2017
In Warrie (formerly TJ)(on behalf of the Yindjibarndi People) v State of Western Australia  FCA 803 a judge of the Federal Court of Australia has held that the Yindjibarndi People are entitled to exclusive native title rights and interests over certain land in the Pilbara district of Western Australia including the Solomon Hub mine operated by the Fortescue Metal Group.
Apr 04, 2017
In Mineralogy Pty Ltd v Sino Iron Pty Ltd  FCAFC 55 the Full Court of the Federal Court dismissed an appeal from the decision of Edelman J, as he then was, in Mineralogy Pty Ltd v Sino Iron Pty Ltd  FCA 825.
Mar 27, 2017
In Carnegie Gold Pty Ltd v George Victor Brewer  WAMW 7 the warden answered a preliminary question posed by the parties concluding: “… on a proper construction of the Mining Act, that the holder of a mining tenement may not apply for and be granted a Certificate of Exemption in circumstances where a Form 5 expenditure report has recorded an expenditure of an amount which exceeds the minimum expenditure for the commitment for the relevant year.”
Warden holds that prior to marking out a special prospecting licence, the applicant must obtain a permit to enter from the native title holder.
Mar 14, 2017
In Sheehan v Red Sky Stations Pty Ltd  WAMW 6 the warden refused an application for a special prospecting licence because the applicant had not obtained a permit to enter from the native title holder prior to marking out the application.
Take care when commencing an application for forfeiture of a mining tenement under the Mining Act 1978 (WA)
Jan 29, 2017
In Steele v Dickson  WAMW 1 the warden dismissed two applications for forfeiture summarily.