Do we need a review of the mining act? | POLL

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MINING Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan says the lack of progress on proposed changes to state mining legislation means landholders will "miss out" on benefits the government's bill would have delivered.

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MINING Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan says the lack of progress on proposed changes to state mining legislation means landholders will "miss out" on benefits the government's bill would have delivered.

"The mining bill was developed over more than two years and has undergone extensive consultation during which hundreds of submissions, proposals and opinions were received and thoroughly assessed," he said.

"It's unfortunate that the landholders will now miss out on the many benefits the bill contained for them."

Mr van Holst Pellekaan said the bill remained "on hold".

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