Application for prospecting licence refused - Form 20 deficient

Aug 15, 2017

In Van Dongen v KML No.2 Pty Ltd [2017] WAMW 17 the warden refused an application for a prospecting licence because the Form 20 did not disclose the boundaries.


Yindjibarndi held to hold exclusive native title rights and interest

Jul 28, 2017

In Warrie (formerly TJ)(on behalf of the Yindjibarndi People) v State of Western Australia [2017] 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.


Amendment to the Mining Act 1978 came into effect on 8 February 2017

Feb 09, 2017

The Licensing Provisions Amendment Act 2016 came into effect on 8 February 2017.


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 [2017] WAMW 1 the warden dismissed two applications for forfeiture summarily.


High Court grants leave to appeal

Nov 11, 2016

In accordance with the recently introduced practice, the High Court of Australia on 10 November 2016 granted Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd leave