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...
Fortescue Picks New CFO
Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals has picked travel group Helloworld's former chief executive Elizabeth Gaines as its new chief financial officer.
Rio Launches Driverless Trucks
Mining giant Rio Tinto is beginning the process of automating iron ore mines and reducing staff numbers in the Pilbara.
Smaller Miners Struggle to Stay Afloat
Australia's smaller iron ore miners are struggling to keep their heads above water as the price of the steel-making commodity hits a fresh post-global financial crisis...
Iron Ore Price Drop Fuels Interest Rate Cut
Sliding iron ore prices and the still-too-high Australian dollar are fuelling expectations that the Reserve Bank will be forced to cut interest rates next week.
Rinehart Hits Out at Government Costs
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has lashed state and federal governments for imposing too many costs on the mining sector amid a commodity price downturn.
Calls for More Indigenous Employment
Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals is calling on business leaders to create more opportunities for indigenous Australians to end the jobs' disparity.
Rio, BHP slam Fortescue Over Iron Ore Supply
Australia's largest iron ore producers Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have rounded on rival Fortescue Metals Group as they fend off accusations of flooding the...
Miner’s Future Uncertain After $870m Loss
Mt Gibson Iron is considering its future, and a potential move into commodities other than iron ore, after suffering a massive half year loss.