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Bill Johnston says the amending legislation will validate granted tenements and ensure security of title for mining companies.

Forrest case spurs changes to Mining Act

The state government will draft amendments to the Mining Act that validate granted tenements, in the wake of the High Court’s recent ruling that kept sand mining off Andrew Forrest’s family pastoral station in the Pilbara but cast doubt on the legitimacy of other granted mining leases since 2006.

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