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Second-hand mining, civil equipment up 41 per cent as industry recoversFriday 5th of May 2017 09:30:23 AM

In a sign of the recovery underway in the mining industry, an index of Australia's second-hand mining and civil fleet has found it has increased in value by 41%. Read Full Story Here


BREAKING: Bowen basin miners take industrial actionFriday 5th of May 2017 09:20:20 AM

Miners at Oaky North Mine have taken industrial action after the union and Glencore failed to reach agreement on a new deal. Read Full Story Here


Dozens dead from Iranian coal mine blast Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:24:30 AM

An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran killed at least 35 workers and injured scores more, state media reported. The blast occurred in the Zemestanyurt mine on Wednesday afternoon when workers tried to jump-start a locomotive. Read Full Story Here


Iron Road project approved for South Australia's Eyre PeninsulaThursday 4th of May 2017 10:18:56 AM

A $4.5 billion mining project that will create nearly 2,000 jobs during construction has been approved in South Australia. Iron Road has received a mining lease and development approval for the project on the Eyre Peninsula, which will result in 700 jobs over the 25-year life of the ....


Northern Territory Government grants licence for gas pipeline to run from Tennant Creek to Mt IsaThursday 4th of May 2017 10:12:48 AM

The Northern Territory Resources Minister Ken Vowles has approved a pipeline licence for the Northern Gas Pipeline between Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. Read Full Story Here


EPA rules out public safety risk from Rosebery mine tailings damThursday 4th of May 2017 10:07:01 AM

Tasmania's environment watchdog is satisfied there are no safety issues at a Chinese-owned mine on the west coast, despite concerns being raised a tailings dam was leaking. Read Full Story Here


Bougainville Copper moving to reopen controversial Panguna mine with Government backingThursday 4th of May 2017 09:49:23 AM

The company which used to the run the controversial Panguna copper mine on the island of Bougainville is now trying to reopen it with the support of the island's Government. Read Full Story Here


Adani to buy steel from Arrium in WhyallaThursday 4th of May 2017 09:43:58 AM

Struggling Arrium Steel has been given a lifeline, with a deal to supply $70 million worth of steel for the controversial Adani coal mine project in Queensland. Read Full Story Here


Westpac announces ban on finance for Queensland’s Galilee BasinWednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:18:18 AM

In a blow to Indian company Adani’s Carmichael coal development, the Westpac Bank will limit financing for new thermal projects to existing coal producing basins. Read Full Story Here


Hydro electricity versus coal-fired power in north Queensland set to be major state election issueWednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:11:38 AM

Hydro electricity versus coal-fired power for north Queensland will be a major issue in the next state election, with voters to choose between rival plans that have support from opposite sides of federal politics. Read Full Story Here


Loopholes for 'rogue' miners to escape clean-up must close: MinisterWednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:07:59 AM

Changes need to be made so mining companies can't use legal loopholes to avoid environmental rehabilitation obligations, according to new Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston. Read Full Story Here


Whitehaven Coal's Vickery mine: Landowners allege being told Government pressing to 'mine the whole resource'Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 09:02:52 AM

The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment is investigating claims that a Whitehaven Coal employee told landowners that the Government was pressuring it to mine beyond its current approval. Read Full Story Here


Operation Fragor: miners and farmers given chance at explosives amnestyWednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:55:50 AM

If you are a coal miner or farmer – or related to one – now might be the right time to clean out the old sheds. A six-month amnesty was formally announced on Tuesday amid concerns that an unknown amount of old and dangerous explosives have made their way into residential ....


Mount Lyell copper mine restart moves closer after $9 million cash injectionTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:58:12 AM

The Mount Lyell copper mine is moving closer to reopening, the owners say, after new government funding provides its "best chance yet". Read Full Story Here


Origin sells Queensland solar farm to APATuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:54:57 AM

Origin Energy has sold its under-development Darling Downs solar farm in Queensland to gas pipelines operator APA Group, but will buy all the electricity generated by the project until 2030. Read Full Story Here


'No brainer' change urged over site deathTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:40:37 AM

A West Australian coroner says an urgent amendment should be made to occupational health and safety regulations after a 43-year-old man was crushed to death while working on a Pilbara apartment complex. Read Full Story Here


Port of Newcastle executive under fire for breaking ranks with mining industry over AdaniTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:36:45 AM

One of the biggest players in the Hunter coal chain – the half-share owner of the Port of Newcastle – has slammed the Federal Government over the proposed $900 million subsidised loan for the Adani coal project and warned that Hunter coal jobs will inevitably disappear if the Queensland ....


Wilpinjong extension welcomedTuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:32:59 AM

The Mudgee Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the approval of the Wilpinjong Extension Project for employment and the expected flow on benefits. Read Full Story Here


Copper hits week high on risk appetiteWednesday 26th of April 2017 09:43:17 AM

Copper hit a week high on Tuesday as risk appetite continued to strengthen following centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, though gains were capped by worries over demand in China. Read Full Story Here


Gold price drops as Emmanuel Macron shapes up to win French presidential electionWednesday 26th of April 2017 09:39:14 AM

The price of gold has dropped to a seven-week low after the first round of the French presidential election. It fell to $US1,264 ($AU1,673) per ounce before rebounding to $US1,275. Read Full Story Here


Still reeling from faded boom, WA's economy worst in Australia, report showsWednesday 26th of April 2017 09:31:41 AM

Western Australia has come last again in a quarterly report comparing Australia's state economies, lagging behind on all growth indicators as the end of the mining boom continues to hurt. Read Full Story Here


SA power: Mining royalties tumble after statewide blackoutWednesday 26th of April 2017 09:21:37 AM

The statewide blackout that hit South Australia last September is likely to have an impact on this year's state budget, Treasury has said. Read Full Story Here


Regional cities show resilience after mining boom goes bust, Productivity Commission report saysMonday 24th of April 2017 02:01:42 PM

Benefits from the mining boom are still being felt in regional areas despite the prolonged downturn, according to a report from the Productivity Commission. Read Full Story Here


Byron Shire Council rejects Westpac on Adani mineMonday 24th of April 2017 01:56:34 PM

Byron Shire Council has upped the pressure on Westpac over any potential funding of the Adani mine by voting to withdraw the $1 million it has with the bank. Read Full Story Here


US oil giant Chevron faces $300 million tax bill after ATO court victoryMonday 24th of April 2017 01:50:47 PM

US oil and gas giant Chevron faces one of the largest tax bills in Australian history after failing to overturn a Federal Court judgement being pursued by the Australian Tax Office. Read Full Story Here


Adani faces NAIF threatMonday 24th of April 2017 01:38:49 PM

A fossil fuels policy being pushed by an internal lobby group in the Labor Party has raised questions about what it might mean for major projects in North Queensland, such as a rail line to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine or even a baseload power station. Read Full Story Here


Argentina looks to strengthen trade relationship with Australia Argentina looks to strengthen trade relationship with AustraliaMonday 24th of April 2017 01:33:14 PM

Relationships between Argentina and Australia appear to be strengthening under the new Argentine government. This year alone, representatives from Argentina have made more official visits to this country than in the past 10 years combined, according to Argentine Chamber of Commerce in Australia ....


Proposal a 'clear and present threat' to NSW economyMonday 24th of April 2017 10:17:06 AM

The fairness of a proposed Commonwealth loan of nearly $1 billion to fund a rail link to the giant Adani coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin has been called into question by economic modelling showing it could cost NSW hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Read Full Story Here


Unearthing the precious opals and colourful characters of Coober PedyMonday 24th of April 2017 09:57:18 AM

Since the turn of the 20th century, the opal fields of Coober Pedy have inspired hundreds of travellers looking to change their luck. The name 'opal' is thought to have originated from the Ancient Greek word opállios, which means 'to see change'. Read Full Story Here


BMA investment to create hundreds of jobsMonday 24th of April 2017 09:36:07 AM

Friday’s announcement by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) to invest over two hundred million dollars into the Bowen Basin will create hundreds of jobs and shows the ongoing strength of the state’s coal industry. Read Full Story Here


3800 jobs for regional Queensland as growth returnsFriday 21st of April 2017 09:42:19 AM

Regional Queensland is generating jobs and is even leaving Brisbane in its wake after years of stagnation following the mining downturn. According to analysis by Conus Consultancy of Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for March, trend employment for areas outside the southeast was up 3800 ....


ACCC to investigate gas market's lack of transparency on prices and supplyFriday 21st of April 2017 09:38:51 AM

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will demand major gas companies hand over confidential market information as political pressure mounts about soaring energy prices. Read Full Story Here


Oil prices mixed in choppy tradeFriday 21st of April 2017 09:34:58 AM

Oil prices have ended mixed after a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising US production against geopolitical uncertainties and comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC-led supply cuts was likely. Read Full Story Here


Copper-zinc drilling kicks off at Mount Hardy under base metal newcomer Todd River ResourcesFriday 21st of April 2017 09:25:54 AM

The newly listed Todd River Resources has kicked off its copper-zinc drilling project at Mount Hardy, about 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs. Read Full Story Here


New mine pit explorating leads to 250 CQ jobsFriday 21st of April 2017 09:15:40 AM

In a period of uncertainty for many Central Queensland miners, Sojitz's Minerva mine has now secured 250 jobs at the site for a further four years. Read Full Story Here


Investors snap up miners as iron ore keeps fallingThursday 20th of April 2017 09:30:15 AM

Investors aren't giving up on mining stocks, even as the price of iron ore continues to tumble. The price of Australia's biggest export sank another 4.6 per cent to $US63.20 a tonne on Wednesday, as speculators in China bet the raw materials market is about to be swamped with high-quality ....


Construction to begin on Australia's first heavy rare earths mine near Halls CreekThursday 20th of April 2017 09:23:18 AM

Northern Minerals has announced it will immediately start construction on a pilot processing plant for its rare earths project, south-east of Halls Creek near the Western Australia-Northern Territory border. Read Full Story Here


LNG leader steps downThursday 20th of April 2017 09:13:24 AM

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) congratulates David Baldwin for his distinguished leadership as Integrated Gas Chief Executive Officer for Origin. David, who is a Board member of the QRC, will step down from his Origin position at the end of April after 11 years with the energy company. ....


West-to-east gas pipeline being considered by Federal Government, Mathias Cormann confirmsThursday 20th of April 2017 09:07:36 AM

As the Prime Minister hosted gas industry executives in Canberra on Wednesday, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann confirmed the Government was looking at ways to send natural gas from Western Australia to the eastern seaboard. Read Full Story Here


How Mackay man became mining giant's $44 million secretThursday 20th of April 2017 08:55:34 AM

Leonard Gould is on track to make his boss $44million. The Mackay-raised Hail Creek Mine control system engineer came up with a computer code that makes sure the coal handling and preparation plant at the mine site runs at maximum efficiency all the time. Read Full Story Here


CQ mine booms as wealthy buyers can't resist rare productWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:55:25 AM

Central Queensland's uniquely coloured sandstone is a hot commodity, with Rockhampton's Capricorn Sandstone Quarries fielding orders from around the globe. Read Full Story Here


Federal Government considering 'gas swaps' deal to free up supply as states feel the crunchWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:47:11 AM

The Federal Government is considering a "gas swaps" proposal to free up supply for domestic use, as a major shortage threatens electricity supply and tens of thousands of jobs. Read Full Story Here


Miners not worried about 457 visa changesWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:42:10 AM

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 foreign workers when needed, given its reliance on them during the resources boom. Read Full Story Here


Chinese GDP accelerates, driven by debt and constructionWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:32:33 AM

GDP kicked up another notch to an annualised rate of 6.9 per cent for the first quarter, beating market expectations and well above the Government's target of around 6.5 per cent, or "higher if possible". Read Full Story Here


Iron ore sheds another 4.6pcWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:25:52 AM

At its Tuesday fix, ore with 62 per cent iron content slid $US3.05, or 4.6 per cent, to $US63.20 a tonne, according to Metal Bulletin. The price has tumbled more than 20 per cent so far this month. It fell 3.5 per cent on Monday. Read Full Story Here


Minerals council dismisses union claim West Australian uranium projects should not proceedWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:19:59 AM

Australia's peak mining industry association has dismissed claims that all West Australian uranium projects should be halted under the newly elected State Government. Read Full Story Here


Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on 457 visasWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:10:00 AM

The natural resources sector is no longer a significant employer of 457 visa holders, with further recent decreases since the mining construction boom days. Read Full Story Here


Putting Australian Workers FirstWednesday 19th of April 2017 09:03:51 AM

The Turnbull Government will safeguard Australian jobs by abolishing the Subclass 457 Visa for foreign workers and creating a new temporary visa restricted to critical skills shortages. Read Full Story Here


Yancoal gets foreign investment approval for Hunter Valley miners, China's largest Australian asset buyTuesday 18th of April 2017 09:56:49 AM

Yancoal Australia's shareholders can expect the sale of Rio Tinto's Hunter Valley arm, Coal and Allied, to be finalised this year after clearing the federal foreign investment review hurdle. Read Full Story Here


CSG could increase methane emissions near 'bubbling' Condamine River, report findsTuesday 18th of April 2017 09:43:39 AM

A scientific report looking at bubbling methane emissions in a Queensland river has found that the release of such gases could rise significantly with continued coal seam gas (CSG) operations. Read Full Story Here


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Second Hand Mining, Civil Equipment Up 41 Per Cent As Industry Recovers
In a sign of the recovery underway in the mining industry, an index of Australia's second-hand mining and civil fleet has found it has increased in value by 41%. Read Full Story Here

BREAKING: Bowen Basin Miners Take Industrial Action
Miners at Oaky North Mine have taken industrial action after the union and Glencore failed to reach agreement on a new deal. Read Full Story Here

Dozens Dead From Iranian Coal Mine Blast
An explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran killed at least 35 workers and injured scores more, state media reported. The blast occurred in the Zemestanyurt mine on Wednesday afternoon when ....

Iron Road Project Approved For South Australia's Eyre Peninsula
A $4.5 billion mining project that will create nearly 2,000 jobs during construction has been approved in South Australia. Iron Road has received a mining lease and development approval for the ....

Northern Territory Government Grants Licence For Gas Pipeline To Run From Tennant Creek To Mt Isa
The Northern Territory Resources Minister Ken Vowles has approved a pipeline licence for the Northern Gas Pipeline between Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. Read Full Story Here

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