21 August Lunch and Learn 2020 launches in October: Annual Conference postponed August 21, 2020 By AMPLA Admin General AMPLA Update, AnnualConference, LunchAndLearn 0 With the continuing economic impacts from the pandemic being felt across the country, and with the health and safety of our delegates, speakers, and staff in mind, we made the difficult decision to formally postpone the face-to-face AMPLA Annual Conference until October 2021. The AMPLA conference committee has been working hard over the past few months to develop a new event for 2020, the AMPLA Lunch and Learn Series, which will be held online over three weeks in October. We are excited to announce this new series will provide our members and guests with six opportunities to connect with each other online, over lunch, learning from some of our industry’s leading experts. And with a program featuring presentations on climate change impacts, project financing, dispute issues in renewables projects, contract law, due diligence and connection risks in the new energy sector, this is a lunch that should be firmly penciled into your diary. Head to the website for more information on the program, registrations, and partnership opportunities available. Lunch and Learn 2020 13 – 30 October Twice weekly 90minute sessions 9 CPD points available Related Articles ARELJ Case Note - Guidance on the principles that apply to a decision of the Warden under S 122E of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) in respect of the removal of a caveat Richore Pty Ltd v Cougar Metals NL  WAWC 1 COVID-19 AMPLA Update From the Chair and Executive Director Further to our update last week, AMPLA is pleased to confirm the following arrangements are now in place to support our staff and members in the coming months: ARELJ Case Note - Applying the Cautionary Principle to Harvesting Timber in Victoria AMPLA Needs You From the Chair and Executive Director AMPLA needs your support. Despite numerous efforts to arrest the decline over the past few years, AMPLA has posted significant back to back losses (2018-2019: -$105,416; 2019-2020: -$241,954) with a similar loss forecast for the 2020-2021 financial year. These losses are largely due to declining membership revenue and declining conference attendance. COVID has certainly impacted our ability to host face to face events and resulted in the cancellation of the flagship annual conference. However the underlying struggle AMPLA faces is not solely linked to COVID – in other words, unless major changes are made and revenue increased, AMPLA faces an existential crisis never before experienced in its 40+ years of existence. How foreign investment changes may impact the mining and energy sector In early June 2020, the government announced a review of the foreign investment rules, expanding them to apply to all foreign investors in anything deemed a ‘sensitive national security business’. The changes are scheduled to come into effect on 1 January 2021. There are concerns that this will impact foreign investment in the mining and energy sectors, and in particular the critical minerals space. Key risks for the industry in 2021 As 2020 draws to a close, industry is looking to the year ahead. EY's 2021 report on the risks in mining and metals reflects the turbulent changes of the past year. Volatility is new to the list, while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to inform the way industry leaders are approaching established risks around climate and license to operate. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.