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Premier Steven Marshall and Dan van Holst Pellekaan - pictured at Olympic Dam last year - are again facing party-room unrest over their Mining policy. Photo: David Mariuz / AAP

State Liberals back at work – and back at loggerheads

The state Liberal party-room has met in person for the first time since the imposition of coronavirus restrictions – and immediately resumed hostilities over the Marshall Government’s controversial mining legislation, with backbenchers slamming an attempt to “kill off” a push for an independent review.


Investment risk warning over new "Olympic Dam Tax"

Uncertainty over the Marshall Government’s parked Mining Bill and an “unprecedented” new $2 million slug to companies seeking exploration licences in some of the state’s most desirable sites have prompted industry warnings that investment could be put at risk.


Mining reform in a hole as minister digs in on veto

Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan has dug in over his opposition to giving landholders a right of veto over exploration companies, telling an industry conference he takes “absolutely full responsibility” for the Marshall Government’s mining reforms falling into indefinite limbo.


Mining Bill impasse as department 'overrules minister'

The Marshall Government appears all-but back to square one on its controversial Mineral Resources legislation, with the state bureaucracy understood to have overruled a compromise brokered by Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan to win assent from a group of rebel backbenchers who last year crossed the floor to defer the Bill.