House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Industry and Resources

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Exploring: Australia's Future

impediments to increasing investment in minerals and petroleum exploration in Australia


The Committee tabled its report Exploring Australia's Future on 15 September 2003 in the House of Representatives.
Copies of the contents of the report (individual chapters and other sections of the report) are available in PDF format or from the Committee Secretariat.

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Contents of report: Exploring: Australia's Future

Covering documents (PDF 80KB)

Membership of the Committee
Terms of reference
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations
Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF 30KB)
Chapter 2: Inventory, Draw-down and Replenishment (PDF 81KB)
Chapter 3: Corporate Structure, Capital Raising and Taxation (PDF 139KB)
Chapter 4: Pre-Competitive Geoscience Data Acquisition (PDF 79KB)
Chapter 5: Geoscience Research and Education (PDF 71KB)
Chapter 6: Titles (PDF 69KB)
Chapter 7: Exploration and Native Title (PDF 112KB)
Chapter 8: Environmental and Other Approval Regimes (PDF 71KB)
Chapter 9: Resources Exploration and the Community (PDF 64KB)
Chapter 10: A Sound Base for the Future (PDF 21KB)
Appendix A: List of Submissions (PDF 21KB)
Appendix B: List of Exhibits (PDF Format 24KB)
Appendix C: Witnesses appearing at public hearings (PDF 39KB)
Appendix D: Resources R&D Institutions (PDF 22KB)
Full Report (PDF 819KB)

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