Australia slips in Fraser Institute rankings

EVERY Australian jurisdiction lost ground in the Fraser Institute’s annual rankings, indicating “increasingly unattractive government regulations”.

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Finland topped the Annual Survey of Mining Companies, being named as the top jurisdiction for mining investment, up from fifth place in 2016.

Saskatchewan was second (down from first in 2016), Nevada in third (2016:4), Ireland in fourth (2016:9), and Western Australia in fifth (2016:3).

Other jurisdictions in the top 10 were Quebec, Ontario, Chile - up from 39th in 2016, Arizona and Alaska.

Canada was the most attractive region, dethroning Australia, which fell to second. The US was third, followed by Europe.

"Rich mineral reserves, competitive taxes, efficient permitting procedures and certainty around environmental regulations will still attract signi...