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