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  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • Australia's Identified Mineral Resources is an annual nation-wide assessment of Australia's ore reserves and mineral resources.

  • Benthic sediment sampling of Inner Darwin Harbour (GA0358) and shallow water areas in and around Bynoe Harbour (GA0359) was undertaken between May 29 and June 19, 2017. Partners involved in the surveys included Geoscience Australia (GA), the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources within the Northern Territory Government (NT DENR) (formerly the Department of Land and Resource Management (DLRM)). These surveys form part of a four year (2014-2018) science program aimed at improving knowledge about the marine environments in the regions around Darwin and Bynoe Harbour’s through the collection and collation of baseline data that will enable the creation of thematic habitat maps to underpin marine resource management decisions. This project is being led by the Northern Territory Government and is supported by the INPEX-led Ichthys LNG Project, in collaboration with - and co-investment from GA and AIMS. This dataset comprises total sediment metabolism, carbonate, organic isotope and organic and inorganic element measurements on seabed sediments.

  • The earthquake impact scenario outlined in this Professional Opinion was initially developed to support the Australian Vulnerability Profile (AVP) Project. The project is led by Emergency Management Australia and aims to better articulate what makes Australia vulnerable to disaster when severe-to-catastrophic natural hazards impact what Australians value. The Profile will narrate at the national level Australia’s vulnerabilities and contribute to a better understanding of where to target mitigation, develop policy and direct efforts to improve resilience. As part of the project, a number of workshops have been held with stakeholders to foster discussion amongst key government and non-government stakeholder groups and academic disciplines to inform how we strategically prepare for long-term resilience and how we can reduce and manage systematic risks. A scenario modelling a magnitude 6.5 earthquake near the Adelaide business district was developed by Geoscience Australia (GA) for use at the AVP stakeholder workshop, held in Adelaide on 23-24 November 2016. The South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) has subsequently made a request to use this scenario for further detailed state-based planning initiatives. This report is being prepared to support these initiatives and provide the necessary background for future reference. This report provides the: • background to why this earthquake scenario was selected; • the geological and geophysical context in which it is placed; • the historical seismicity for the area; and • a qualitative description of the estimated impact to the Adelaide region. Key assumptions and limitations in the approach are summarised below: • A rare earthquake event was selected given the premise of the AVP project (i.e. severe-to-catastrophic event). • The event was modelled using GA’s Earthquake Risk Model (EQRM). • An Exposure Report is provided based on GA’s National Exposure Information System (NEXIS). • A qualitative assessment of impact is outlined based on the estimated level of earthquake ground shaking. In summary, this potential impact could be commensurate with that experienced in Christchurch from the magnitude 6.3 22 February 2011 earthquake.

  • The Australian Resource Reviews are periodic national assessments of individual mineral commodities. The reviews include evaluations of short-term and long-term trends for each mineral resource, world rankings, production data, significant exploration results and an overview of mining industry developments.

  • The Australian Resource Reviews are periodic national assessments of individual mineral commodities. The reviews include evaluations of short-term and long-term trends for each mineral resource, world rankings, production data, significant exploration results and an overview of mining industry developments.

  • A large proportion of Australia’s onshore sedimentary basins remain exploration frontiers. Industry interest in these basins has recently increased due to the global and domestic energy demand, and the growth in unconventional hydrocarbon exploration. In 2016, Geoscience Australia released an assessment of eight central Australian basins that summarised the current status of geoscientific knowledge and petroleum exploration, and the key questions, for each basin. This publication provides a comprehensive assessment of the geology, petroleum systems, exploration status and data coverage for additional three basins in western and central Australia: the Canning, Perth and Officer basins. The Perth and Canning basins are producing petroleum basins, however, they may be regarded as frontier basins for unconventional hydrocarbon resources. The Officer Basin is a large, unproven frontier basin which has seen little exploration to date.