Keep it in the regions

November 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-74366-936-5

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Membership of the committee

Terms of reference

List of recommendations


1. Introduction

  Background to the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Mining in Australia

2. Returns for the regions

  What’s in it for the regions?
  Royalties for Regions
  Committee comment

3. Local procurement

  Local procurement policies and practices
  Barriers to local procurement
  Increasing local procurement
  Committee comment

4. Terms of payment and contract terms

  Extended payment terms
  Market power and contract terms
  Mining company perspectives
  Options for regulation
  Committee comment

5. Skills, innovation and diversification

  Skills shortages and skills development in regional areas
  METS, innovation and ‘clustering’
  Opportunities for businesses to diversify
  Life after the mine closes
  Committee Comment

6. Social licence to operate

  FIFO/DIDO and local workforces
  Casualised labour and labour hire companies
  Mining and agriculture
  Social licence agreements
  Committee Comment

A. Submissions

B. Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4114