Victoria drops the ball on old mines

AN AUDIT of 1394 mines and quarries in Victoria that should have rehabilitation bonds has found 578 do not, exposing the state to a $361 million cost shortfall because of ineffective regulation.

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Abandoned shaft in Victoria's central goldfields

According to the Rehabilitating Mines report tabled in Victoria's state parliament last week, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, through Earth Resources Regulation "is not effectively