The Chamber is involved in a wide range of programs and projects focussed on – legislation, taxation and government policy; community development; community affairs; landowner business development; public relations; education; and member support. This is in addition to the Chamber’s substantial workshop and conference program.
Over the last two years, the Chamber has been involved extensively with the review of the mining legislation. This has involved numerous consultation meetings with Government to work through and finalise six new mining Policies and the revised Mining Act and Regulations.
The Chamber and the Industry Working Group on the legislation have also prepared many submissions (confidential) over this time frame and the process is still ongoing.
In addition, the Chamber commissioned PwC to prepare four position papers to provide the State team with an independent analysis, in an international context, of four of the major proposed changes and provide the Government team with an understanding of the repercussions and the impacts of the changes. These Papers cover, Downstream Processing, State Equity Participation, Mining Townships and Exploration Licences.
RECENT REPORTS AND SUBMISSIONS
Major reports and submissions prepared in recent years include:
|September, 2013||Legislation/Policy||Review of the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) Issues Paper 6: Review of the Environmental and Mining Laws Relating to Management and Disposal of Tailings, February 2013|
|October, 2013||Legislation/Policy||Guidelines for Applying for a Special Mining Lease or Mining Lease in PNG (booklet)|
|March, 2014||Taxation/CommunityDevelopment||Improving the Tax Credit Scheme (TCS) Guidelines and Project Delivery Including Recommendations for Improving the Resource Industry TCS (Pre-Budget Submission)|
|May, 2014||Taxation||Submission to the Tax Review Committee on Mining and Petroleum Taxation in PNG|
|September, 2014||Legislation/Policy||Review of the CLRC’s Draft Report, July 2014, on Issues Paper 6: Review of the Environmental and Mining Laws Relating to Management and Disposal of Tailings|
|November, 2014||Legislation||Mining Act Review: Proposed Changes to PNG’s Exploration Licence Regulations (PwC)|
|February, 2015||Legislation||Mining Act Review: Proposed Changes to PNG’s State Equity Participation Regime (PwC)|
|February, 2015||Legislation||Mining Act Review: Analysis of the Likely Impact of Downstream Processing of Minerals in PNG (PwC)|
|February, 2015||Legislation||Mining Act Review: Analysis of the Likely Impact of “Compulsory Townships” Amendment (PwC)|
|May, 2015||Landowner Business Development||Report on Development and Current State of Landowner Businesses Associated with Resource Projects in PNG|
|2015||Landowner Business Development||Guide to the Establishment and Support of Lancos at Resource Projects (in preparation)|
|2015||Community Affairs||Revision of Chamber CA Manual (in preparation)|
|2015||Legislation/Policy||Guidelines for Applying for Petroleum Licences (in preparation)|