Class 8: mining                


Proceedings in Class 8 are disputes under the Mining Act 1992 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991.



Class 8 matters may be heard by a Commissioner for Mining or a judge.




Fast facts


In 2014, Class 8 matters were less than 1% of the Court's finalised caseload.

In 2014, 71% of Class 8 matters were finalised within 8 months and 71% within 16 months. The median completion time was 142 days.

Of the Class 8 matters finalised in 2014:

86% involved judicial review of a governmental or ministerial decision concerning an application for an exploration licence or mining lease.

14% were costs applications.

There were no s 56A appeals of a decision of the Mining Commissioner.