Archive | February, 2013

Lightning Ridge Miners Association Town Meeting 16/02/2013

Town Meeting Update

Wow – over 800 people attended the public meeting arranged by the LRMA and GGSMA* last Saturday 16 February 2013. The support for the opal industry and town of Lightning Ridge was overwhelming. LRMA President Sebastian Deisenberger explained the key issues – proposal to impose a time limit on opal mining; compensation arrangements between miners […]

Government fiddles while opal industry burns: Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE:  4 February 2013  As new markets for Australian opal are developing and commodity prices are increasing NSW opal exploration and mining has been stifled and land use conflict escalates. Government inaction is forcing the industry to remain in limbo following the loss of important infrastructure levies, a dramatic increase in security deposits and […]