Mine rehabilitation

Corinne Unger: Mine rehabilitation

This page presents materials assembled by Ms Corinne Unger. The Royal Society of Queensland has no current initiative and no policy on mine rehabilitation. The page is under construction.



On 20 April 2017 expert members of the Society participated in a ‘hackathon’ at the Sustainability Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, co-hosted by the TJ Ryan Foundation, Queensland’s home-grown think tank. (To avoid a potential conflict of interest, the Society was not involved in sponsoring this event).

A summary of the proceedings will be posted here soon.

Media and Commentary

Member Corinne Unger, Senior Research Officer, Sustainable Minerals Institute, was interviewed by Wendy Harmer on an ABC Breakfast (Sydney) program on abandoned mines on 17 February. Corinne is an international expert on life-cycle analysis of mining. Corinne’s audio file is now available.

Member David Marlow published an Opinion Piece in Volume 121 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 2016, entitled “Rehabilitation of land disturbed by mining and extractive industries in Queensland: Some needed legislative and management reforms”. Copies are free to members. Non-members will be able to purchase via the Society’s agent Informit when released.

Annotated bibliography

This page is under construction.

Senate inquiry into: Rehabilitation of mining and resources projects as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities

Ms Corinne Unger’s submission to the 2017 inquiry and an attachment are also available on the inquiry’s website.