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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2010
90 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 30 JUNE 2010 24. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Consolidated In thousands of AUD 2010 2009 Current Salaries and wages accrued 1,883 1,204 Liability for long service leave 115 15 Liability for annual leave 4,247 2,747 6,245 3,966 25. PROVISIONS Mine rehabilitation and closure 28,898 15,710 Other provisions -- 351 28,898 16,061 Current 1,246 1,738 Non-current 27,652 14,323 28,898 16,061 In thousands of AUD Mine rehabilitation and closure Consolidated Balance at 1 July 2009 15,710 Provisions made during the period 13,514 Provisions used during the period (1,178) Unwind of discount 852 Balance at 30 June 2010 28,898 Increases in the provision for rehabilitation were made during the year as a result of additional disturbance at several mines which came into production, and a reassessment of the areas of disturbance and rehabilitation rates. Rehabilitation and mine closure expenditure is expected to occur over the life of the mining operations which ranges from 5 to 25 years. Refer to Note 3(r) for details on the nature of the obligation.
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