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Mining and Communities for the next 20 years – are we getting it right?
Mining and Community Research Forum

Wednesday 16th June 2010 9.00am – 4.00pm

 Introduction:  Pierre Viljoen (Pro-Vice Chancellor Community & Engagment & Head of CQUniMackay Campus )

Session one: Review of Social Economic Impacts of Resource Development in the Bowen Basin 
Chair:  John Merritt (Anglo Coal) – (5mins)

    1. Presentation of ACARP reports – John Rolfe (CQU) (10mins)
    2. ACARP – SIMP Matrix– Delwar Akbar (CQU)
    3. Regional impacts – Deputy Mayor Roger Ferguson (Isaac Regional Council)
    4. Mineral Futures - Regions in transition – Lindsay Greer (CQU)

Session two: Community and industry responses
Chair:  Julie Boyd (MW-REDC) (5mins)

    1. Governance responses in mining impacted regions - Catherine Pattenden (UQ)
    2. Whitsunday, Hinterland and Mackay statutory regional plan - Katrina Clarke (DIP)
    3. Clermont Region – Challenges and opportunities – Sam Faint – (Rio Tinto)
    4. Mining and Community – Leticia Navegantas & Jessica Dix – (Isaac Regional Council)

Session three: Emerging trends in the assessment of resource developments
Chair: Anna Littleboy (CSIRO) (5mins)

    1. Resource Super Profits Tax – John Rolfe (CQU)
    2. Addressing cumulative impacts - Daniel Franks (UQ)
    3. Social impact assessment in review – Stuart Vaccaneo (CFMEU)
    4. Mining and community assessment in WA – Fiona Haslam-McKenzie (Curtin)

Session four: Mining futures
Chair: Andrew Hammond (CQU)(5mins)

    1. Peak minerals & technology – future mining scenarios – Damien Guirco (UTS)
    2. Green industry diversification project -  Martin Homisan (MWREDC)
    3. Regional Road Map – Rebecca Andrews – (RDA)
    4. Qld government future strategies – Lisa Pollard (DEEDI)


Closing session 4.00pm – John Rolfe (CQU)