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.
Adani Groundwater Plan 'Protects Itself'
Adani's blueprint to protect groundwater in the Queensland Galilee Basin from its $16.5 billion coal mine is primarily designed to protect the company from prosecution, an...
Sign of Solid Jobs Growth for Rest of 2018
Employment growth unsurprisingly cooled after an unsustainable record run in 2017, but there are signs job gains are likely to be solid for the remainder of...
Qld Law Firm Considers Silica Dust Action
Queensland mines and businesses whose workers have suffered the ill effects of silica dust could be subjected to large-scale legal action.
Rinehart Buys Atlas Iron Stake: report
Shares in Pilbara miner Atlas Iron will be in the spotlight on Wednesday after Gina Rinehart reportedly bought a significant stake in the company, just days...
Palmer Must Repay Creditors: Liquidators
Clive Palmer says his companies will draw on their cash reserves to reopen his collapsed Townsville nickel refinery but liquidators want him to repay money owed...
Qld Govt Considers Funding Road for Adani
The Queensland government is considering temporarily funding a $100 million road upgrade for the Adani coal mine, despite the premier's promise no taxpayer funds will go...
Fortescue to Develop WA Mine and Rail
Fortescue Metals is developing a $1.7 billion mine and rail project in Western Australia.
Newcrest Disappointed at Cadia Dam Breach
Goldminer Newcrest is disappointed that part of a tailings dam collapsed at its Cadia mine in NSW but is still searching for answers on why the...
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.