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.
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...
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.
EPA Approves WA Uranium Mine
Plans to develop a uranium mine in Western Australia's eastern Goldfields region have been given the green light by the state's Environmental Protection Authority.
Court to Test Impact NSW Mine has on Water Quality
A NSW coal mine extension was approved despite evidence suggesting it would lead to higher salinity levels than if no mining occurred, the NSW Land and...
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...
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...
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...
Gold Prospecting Fever Hits WA Outback
Prospecting in the West Australian outback is proving as alluring as it was when the gold price hit record highs - and it's retirees driving the...
Rio Tinto H1 profit up 33% to $US4.4bn
Rio Tinto has delivered a 33 per cent jump in first-half net profit to $US4.38 billion ($5.9 billion), driven by a recovery in commodity prices.