Recent Articles

Millionaires hit coal gold

Posted on December 9, 2012

Travers Duncan (middle) and his lawyers leave the commission at lunch time. Picture: Sam Ruttyn Source: Brian Flannery leaves court. Picture: Sam Ruttyn Source: THEY are among the country's wealthiest businessmen and their appointment books all include…

Aussie miners find Latin love

Posted on March 23, 2012

Australian miners are setting up in remote outback areas in a land enjoying a resources boom – Chile.

Margaret River coal mine knocked back

Posted on February 7, 2012

A controversial proposal to build a coalmine in the Margaret River wine and tourism region has been rejected by the state government.

Fortescue smashes shipped ore record

Posted on January 17, 2012

Miner Fortescue Metals shipped a record 14.77 million tonnes of iron ore in the December quarter.

Downgrade: Wesfarmers cuts coal sales guidance

Posted on September 28, 2011

WESFARMERS Ltd says heavy rainfall during the April quarter at its Curragh metallurgical coal mine in Queensland has hampered recovery efforts, forcing the company to downgrade sales guidance. Wesfarmers told analysts at a briefing today that it had

The economies of BHP and Woolworths

Posted on July 20, 2011

BHP Billiton and Woolworths exactly capture the two faces of our 21st century economy and the challenging – mostly – pluses but also minuses posed right now and into 2012. BHPB approved $12 billion in major new projects in the financial year just ended.