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Australia’s Mining Industry is Back
Mining
Thursday September 6 2018

Australia’s Mining Industry is Back

On July 25, BHP turned the first sod on what will become its biggest producing iron ore mine at its new South Flank mine in the...

Mining Risks Missing Next Generation of Engineers
Mining
Tuesday July 17 2018

Mining Risks Missing Next Generation of Engineers

For Trent Nayler, notions of any lack of opportunity within Australia’s mining sector as a result of the recent downturn are incorrect.

Digital Disruption is Changing Mining
Mining
Friday June 8 2018

Digital Disruption is Changing Mining

In 2014, Rio Tinto broke new ground when it introduced driverless trucks into its Hope Downs 4 iron ore mine in the Pilbara.

Auctioning Oil Rights in Argentina Test Market Reform
Mining
Friday March 16 2018

Auctioning Oil Rights in Argentina Test Market Reform

Oil majors are evaluating bids for offshore exploration rights in Argentina, a major change in a country that sent Spanish energy giant Repsol packing six years...

WA:How WA Blew the Mining Boom
Mining
Wednesday February 28 2018

WA:How WA Blew the Mining Boom

For much of the 2000s Perth was awash with money and in party mode thanks to the mining boom.

Mining Maintenance Boom Drives Huge Contractor Opportunities
Mining
Monday December 11 2017

Mining Maintenance Boom Drives Huge Contractor Opportunities

Contractors in areas such as mechanical, electrical and equipment servicing are set to grab billions of dollars’ worth of opportunity as expenditure on maintenance and servicing...

WA Bans Fracking in South West
Mining
Wednesday September 6 2017

WA Bans Fracking in South West

The West Australian government has banned fracking in the popular south west tourist region and put in place a statewide moratorium, pending an independent scientific inquiry.

South32 Production drops
Mining
Friday July 21 2017

South32 Production drops

Shares in South 32 have fallen after the diversified miner's annual production of many commodities, including coal, dropped and the company missed its full-year production guidance...

WA Won’t Block Uranium Mining Projects
Mining
Thursday June 22 2017

WA Won’t Block Uranium Mining Projects

Four West Australian uranium projects granted environmental approval will be allowed to proceed, but the state government is blocking future mining bids.

Mining
May 13 2019
Adani Project Faces Another Hurdle

Adani's controversial Carmichael coal mine project is facing another hurdle, with the Queensland government seeking a further review of their groundwater plans.

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Mining
May 7 2019
Bight drilling protest heads to Norway

A delegation of those opposed to oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight is heading for Norway in the fight against international energy company Equinor's plans...

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Mining
May 3 2019
Qld Sends Adani Back to Drawing Board

Adani's controversial Queensland coal mine has been dealt another blow after the state government rejected its plan to protect an endangered bird.

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Mining
Apr 30 2019
QldCcoal Mine Expansion Given Go-ahead

A thermal coal mine west of Brisbane has been given state government approval to bump its production from 2.8 million tonnes a year to 3.5 million. 

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Mining
Apr 29 2019
Shorten's $75m mining Exploration Pledge

Labor leader Bill Shorten has promised to invest $75 million to discovering mining resources if he wins the election.

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Mining
Apr 18 2019
Bob Brown leads anti-Adani convoy to Qld

Tasmania's veteran conservationist Bob Brown has spearheaded an anti-Adani convoy, travelling north to protest the divisive proposed coal mine in Queensland. 

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Mining
Apr 16 2019
Palmer Promises to pay Qld Nickel workers

Three years after hundreds of people lost their jobs at a Queensland nickel refinery, Clive Palmer says he'll pay whatever is left owing to his former...

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Mining
Apr 9 2019
Nationals Seek Pre-election Tick for Adani

The Nationals fear vital foreign investment will be scared off and jobs lost if the coalition government doesn't finalise approvals for the Adani coal mine before...

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Mining
Apr 9 2019
Minister Continues Work on Adani Approvals

Environment Minister Melissa Price is still working on sub-approvals for the controversial Adani coal mine, despite a threat from a Liberal senator to call for her...

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