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.
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.
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.
SA Approves ‘Mega” Magnetite Mine
Mining company Iron Road has been granted South Australian government development approval to develop a $4.5 billion magnetite mine on the state's Eyre Peninsula.
Miners Not Worried About 457 Visa Changes
Australia's mining industry does not oppose the Turnbull government's decision to scrap the 457 visa program but wants to be able to easily bring in temporary...
Acland Mine Project Gets Federal Approval
A controversial $900 million expansion of Queensland's Acland open-cut coal mine is a step closer after receiving federal government approval.
Massive Copper Mine Pushes Forward in SA
Deep underground in the South Australian outback beneath an arid orange-dirt plain speckled with saltbush, lies an enormous mass of copper.
Climate Experts Call for WA Fracking Ban
The former head of the CSIRO's atmospheric research team and a former premier are among a group of more than 50 experts urging the Western Australian...
Adani Ditches Plans for New Qld Rail Line
Adani has ditched plans to build a new rail line to get coal out of Queensland's Galilee Basin, opting for a cut-price solution using existing lines.
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.
Qld Pursuing Adani for Alleged Breaches
The Queensland government is taking legal action against Indian mining giant Adani for allegedly releasing sediment water eight times over the allowed limit into the Great...
Gold Price Helps Newcrest FY Profit
Newcrest Mining has lifted full-year underlying profit by 16 per cent thanks to higher gold and copper prices but the miner's statutory result has been hit...
BHP Sends Work Offshore, Angers Union
BHP has awarded a major steelwork contract for its new South Flank mine in the central Pilbara to a Chinese company, drawing the ire of the...
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...
WA Primed for $2 Trillion Lithium Bonanza
Western Australia has a chance to get a huge slice of the fast-growing global lithium battery market if it sets up a processing sector, a lobby...