QLD - Mining Legislation- Company and Director fined $300k for serious environmental harm

A North QLD mining company has been fined $250,000 and its Director, $50,000 for 12 offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, including willfully causing serious environmental harm, contravening an environmental protection order and contravening a transitional environmental program. The offences relate to the seepage of contaminated water from a catchment dam wall to the downstream receiving environment, from a mine site that was no longer active. The mine has been in maintenance mode since 1982. Read more here