Proposed Gold Tax Still In The Spotlight At Ballarat Gold Mine

Talks are taking place between state member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and mining bosses to resolve the fall-out from the newly announced "gold tax".

The 2.75 per cent royalty, slated to begin next year, was a controversial measure introduced in the Victorian state budget last month. 

Mining bosses said it risked the industry's viability.

Ms Settle said she had been talking to people in the industry including at Ballarat Goldmine. 

"I'll continue those conversations in the months ahead," she said in a statement to The Courier. 

"I will always be advocating for our local industries."