Posted on April 21, 2013
Gold miners in Western Australia are calling on the State Government to provide the sector with royalty relief until prices improve.
Posted on December 16, 2012
Researchers at the University of Newcastle are examining the extent and impact of mental health problems in the coal industry.
Posted on May 29, 2012
Traditional owners in the Gulf of Carpentaria region of the Northern Territory have given their approval to a proposed iron ore mine.
Posted on March 22, 2012
New taxes don't seem to be deterring the expansion of Australia's coal industry.
Posted on February 26, 2012
A dispute between unions and one of the world's biggest coal miners has escalated with more industrial action planned in central Queensland this weekend.
Posted on February 23, 2012
A regional trade school linking five colleges across the far west is nearing completion. The school will involve linking students at Menindee, Ivanhoe, Wilcannia, Broken Hill and Willyama. The five schools will pool new resources to teach construction,…
Posted on February 19, 2012
The Greens step up a campaign against a fourth coal loader in the Port of Newcastle.
Posted on February 12, 2012
Opponents of a proposed silver mine say a number of Mid-Western communities will be affected by the development. The Lue Action Group says more than 95 people attended its first public meeting on Saturday, to discuss the potential noise and dust impact…
Posted on February 3, 2012
The prospect of a carbon tax will have no effect on plans to operate Tasmania's biggest coal mine in the North West.
Posted on January 24, 2012
Centennial Coal has gained approval to expand its Myuna underground mine as part of plans to significantly boost production at its Lake Macquarie mining operations.
Posted on December 9, 2011
The latest annual snapshot of the New South Wales mining industry re-affirms the Hunter Valley's status as the state's engine room.
Posted on November 17, 2011
BHP Billiton says it will review its position on selling uranium to India if the Federal Government reverses its ban on sales to India.
Posted on August 17, 2011
A mining company in WA's Mid West has just been given environmental approval to increase its production by over two thousand per cent.
Posted on August 15, 2011
In the wake of the Fukushima meltdowns, some nations are looking to move away from nuclear power. But not China, which is proceeding with plans to build 36 reactors over the next decade.
As a result of such climate change concerns, as well as the need for more power in developing nations, more than 60 reactors are under construction around the world today in countries like India, Russia and South Korea. Even the US is currently building one new reactor — the second unit at Watts Bar in Tennessee.
Posted on July 20, 2011
The West Australian Government has announced it will levy a 5 per cent royalty on uranium and magnetite iron ore.
By 2014-15 the State Government expects to reap more than $160 million a year from magnetite royalties and $28 million from uranium.
Posted on July 12, 2011
The Federal Government's sales pitch on its carbon pollution policy is getting a boost from an unlikely source – the world's biggest privately-owned coal miner.
Posted on July 10, 2011
Australian steelmakers could even come out ahead, in the short term at least, from the federal government's compensation package for its carbon tax scheme.
Posted on April 7, 2011
Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. ("the Company" or "Buenaventura") (NYSE: BVN; Lima Stock Exchange: BUE.LM), Peru's largest publicly-traded precious metals mining company announced today that Contractors at the Uchucchacua Mine commenced a strike related to several labor claims, but were …
Posted on March 24, 2011
A training centre for unemployed people in north-west Queensland is pushing for mining and liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies to give its trainees jobs, rather than sourcing overseas labour.
The Myuma centre in Camooweal, north-west of Mount Isa, is training 30 people in roadworks, hospitality and administration industries.
Spokesman Colin Saltmere says it is negotiating with several resources companies to employ its graduates.
"The LNG [industry] need a lot, a lot of, a lot of, a lot of people and you need to be aligned with that sort of stuff," he said.
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