A corruption risk is created if a mining company can disproportionately influence policy makers and shape policy decisions for commercial gain.
Lack of transparency, accountability and poor representation can lead to native title agreements that may not serve an Indigenous community’s best interests.
The environmental impact statement is crucial for government decision-making about mining. But how accurate are these statements?
What’s the track record of a company applying for a mining licence? Poor due diligence can allow those with a history of corruption the right to mine in Australia.
Australia’s mining sector is not immune to corruption. By working collaboratively to strengthen transparency and accountability, we can ensure it performs to the highest standards of integrity.
This timeline shows the progress of the Accountable Mining Program in Australia, the collaboration with our diverse range of stakeholders, and events that have showcased our work.
The regulation of resource projects through State Agreements lacks transparency. This means a company’s influence over political decisions can lead to terms that are favourable to the company but do not consider the best interests of the community and industry more broadly.
This process map identifies points within the environmental impact assessment process where transparency and public accountability need to be strengthened.
This summary of the larger report provides a useful overview of the corruption vulnerabilities in the mining approvals process, and provides a roadmap for better policy and practice in Australia.