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VICTORIA’S mining regulator, Earth Resources Regulation, has released advertising guidelines to help communities have a continued say in local minerals development as recent changes in the regional media landscape disrupt the flow of information to rural areas.

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The Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria on December 1854 started due to the introduction of licence fees for gold miners, who saw it as plain robbery.

With some rural newspapers disappearing because of COVID-19 cuts the advertisements usually placed in local papers informing locals of minerals licencing applications are not there.