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Petroleum New Acreage
On the first of January 2014, amendments to the Petroleum Act came into effect.  The amendments allow for the controlled release of vacant land and the government to accept multiple applications for exploration permits on the same acreage, providing for a more competitive assessment process.
Round 2 – Released 24 July 2014
Round 1 – Released 16 June 2014

Advertising process changes for mineral and extractive mineral leases
The Department of Mines and Energy wishes to advise that it will introduce a new user pays system for the advertising of both mineral leases and extractive mineral leases as of 1 July.
Advertising Process Changes
Increased Advertising Costs



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