"For the benefit of Australians": Exploring national expectations of the mining industry

Mason, Claire M., Paxton, Gillian, Parsons, Richard, Parr, Joanna M. and Moffat, Kieren (2014) "For the benefit of Australians": Exploring national expectations of the mining industry. Resources Policy, 41 1: 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2014.01.008


Author Mason, Claire M.
Paxton, Gillian
Parsons, Richard
Parr, Joanna M.
Moffat, Kieren
Title "For the benefit of Australians": Exploring national expectations of the mining industry
Journal name Resources Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4207
1873-7641
Publication date 2014-09
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.resourpol.2014.01.008
Open Access Status
Volume 41
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract This study explores expectations for mining from a national perspective. Data were collected from six workshops involving forty-seven participants. Participants were asked what objectives the onshore or offshore mining industry in Australia should achieve. Similar objectives emerged across the workshops, although higher standards were sought for offshore mining compared to onshore mining. Participants wanted mining activity to minimise environmental impacts, look after local communities, keep Australia[U+05F3]s economy strong, provide employment for Australians, leave an endowment for future generations and maintain Australia[U+05F3]s international standing. However, participants[U+05F3] attitudes and expectations towards the mining industry shifted as the focus of the workshop discussion changed and different social identities became salient. That is, attitudes towards mining appear to vary according to the inter-group context. Thus, to fully understand social expectations for mining it will be necessary to explore the multiple frames of reference that individuals can adopt towards the industry.
Keyword Mining objectives
Social identity
Social licence to operate
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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