Law change to soothe miners fears

WESTERN Australia’s government will make some changes to the state’s Mining Act in the wake of a High Court decision last year that created uncertainty about the validity of mining tenements.

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The case of Forrest & Forrest v Wilson & Ors centred on two companies that were trying to extract sand from land adjacent to Minderoo station in WA's Pilbara, which is owned by mining tycoon Andrew Forrest

In the case of Forrest & Forrest v Wilson & Ors (August 2017) the High Court overturned a decision of the WA Court of Appeal, which had ruled two mining lease applications to be valid