Social Media Policy

The NSW Minerals Council uses social media to promote its work, communicate the benefits of mining and to listen to concerns.


Please note the following guidelines for using our Facebook page. These rules are aimed to ensure that this page is positive and productive. We reserve the right to remove posts from our page that:

    • are defamatory, offensive, threatening, or obscene
    • are fraudulent, misleading or unlawful
    • contain language that is hateful with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religion or political beliefs
    • contain material protected by intellectual property laws
    • contain viruses, corrupted files or other files/software that could damage the operations of other computers
    • deliberately disrupt discussions (“trolling”)

Be aware that, as per the Federal Court and Advertising Standards Bureau decisions, any comments posted on our Facebook page that breach the above terms will be removed within twenty-four hours.

While discussion is welcomed, and we will endeavour to respond to queries and criticism, we aim for constructive discussion and offensive posts will be removed. We will endeavour to respond to comments directed at NSW Mining during office hours, but we may not be able to individually respond to each message.

Please note that by ‘liking’ our page, you are also agreeing to comply with Facebook’s Terms of Use and that any user is able to mark a post or comment as ‘spam’, bringing it up for review with Facebook administrators.

We cannot engage on issues relating to individual mining or mineral exploration projects or proposals. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

DISCLAIMER: comments posted by fans of the NSW Mining Facebook page do not represent the views of the NSW Minerals Council.

Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

The NSW Minerals Council Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts are managed by the Director – Communications.

NSW Minerals Council may occasionally use some automation (such as tools which generate posts from RSS feeds) but don’t intend for these to dominate the messages posted.

If you follow us, you can expect content covering some or all of the following:

    • Alerts about new content on our other digital channels (news, publications, speeches, publicity campaigns etc)
    • Links to interesting or important online content posted by other people or organisations
    • Information from our CEO
    • Occasional live coverage of events, such as conferences
    • Invitations to provide feedback on specific issues

Following: Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Availability: We will update and monitor our Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts during office hours, Monday to Friday. These websites may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to downtime.

Replies and Direct Messages: We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers and endeavour to join the conversation where possible. But we are not able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via our social channels.

The Director – Communications reads all Replies and Direct Messages and ensures any emerging themes or suggestions are brought to the attention of the relevant people within NSW Minerals Council or our membership.

We cannot engage on issues relating to individual mining or mineral exploration projects or proposals. Contact us to be directed to the appropriate Policy Manager.