Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open
The federal government is talking to the owners of a NSW coal-fired power station about how it can convince them to keep it open beyond...
Why Energy Costs Are a Bigger Risk to Jobs than Households
The general media have recently latched on to the issue of rising energy costs and their impacts on household budgets.
Whitehaven Critical of Energy ‘Failure’
One of Australia's largest coal producers has ruled out selling into the domestic market in the foreseeable future, blaming uncertainty arising from the nation's the lack...
Adani Mine a Go Despite Funding Gap
Work is set to start on Adani's controversial $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in northern Queensland despite the Indian mining giant still needing to find $2.5...
Court Rejects New Acland Mine
The Queensland government is examining the Land Court's recommendation to reject the $900 million expansion of the controversial New Acland open-cut coalmine.
Surviving vs Thriving: Contractor Responses After the Mining Bust
Australia’s mining boom propelled the economy forward while most other countries were faltering in the global financial crisis. Huge demand from China and India for resources...
Coal Prices Soar after Cyclone Debbie
Coal prices are soaring as the widespread impact of Cyclone Debbie on Queensland's mining industry becomes clearer.
Qld Government Mines $1b Coal Windfall
The Queensland government will spend $360 million on programs it hopes will create jobs after increased coal royalties improved the budget bottom line forecast by more...
Adani ‘Iron-clad Guarantee’ on 457 Visas
Indian mining giant Adani has vowed to use local workers in its $21.7 billion coal mine in the Galilee Basin after announcing workforce arrangements with the...
Mining Union Victory for 100 NSW Workers
About 100 coalminers have won the right to convert from casual to permanent employees, along with better pay and conditions, in a victory ending an industrial...
SA:Indigenous Group Bid to Halt Coal Project
A South Australian indigenous group says it was not properly consulted on plans for a controversial mining trial and has launched Supreme Court action to halt...
Two Men Rescued from NSW Coal Mine Shaft
Two miners have been rescued from an elevator after they were trapped halfway down a mine shaft south of Sydney.
Glencore 'Settles Aust Thermal Coal Deal'
Japanese utilities and global mining giant Glencore have settled an Australian thermal coal import contract for April 2018-March 2019 at $US110 ($A151) a tonne, according to...
Community 'Uncertainty' Over NSW Coalmine
For three years a Chinese-owned coal company hasn't been able to start its NSW Hunter Valley project because Wendy Bowman has stood her ground and refused...
NSW EPA Doubts 'Low-impact' Coalmine
A proposed new underground coalmine within the Sydney drinking water catchment will use "innovative" measures to reduce its environmental impacts but the state's watchdog isn't convinced.
BHP Boosts Copper and Coal Output
BHP Billiton has maintained its full-year production guidance for most commodities including iron ore after reporting a first-half boost in production of copper and energy coal.
NAB Will No Longer Back New Coal Projects
National Australia Bank says it will stop lending for new thermal coal mining projects, becoming the first major Australian bank to phase out support for the...