Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
365
Title
Inquiry into the operations of Earth Resources Regulation
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the Earth Resources Regulation unit appears to consistently fail in demonstrating fair and reasonable application of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990.

Questions go unanswered for months, applications for licences are never refused and their auditing of exploration and mining sites is inadequate. This has all the hallmarks of a ‘captured’ department.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the operations of the Earth Resources Regulation unit to determine if it is operating within the scope, spirit and intent of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 and consistent with the standards expected of a professional and objective regulator.
Closing Date
2022-02-02
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Total signatures including previously tabled
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