Mining Link News Stories
Queensland laws passed 'to end Glencore, QCoal mine dispute'Friday 24th of March 2017 10:06:56 AM

Hundreds of mining jobs have been saved by new laws rushed through Queensland Parliament, the Palaszczuk Government says, but a mine owner is adamant they reward a multinational company that has done the wrong thing for more than a decade. Read Full Story Here


Fortescue to pay off another $US1bn debtFriday 24th of March 2017 09:57:56 AM

Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group is capitalising on continuing strong prices to pay off another $US1 billion ($A1.3 billion) of debt. Read Full Story Here


Government agencies call for more detail about plan to reopen Broken Hill's North MineFriday 24th of March 2017 09:53:14 AM

Government agencies are calling for more information before they support a plan to reopen Broken Hill's North Mine, including further details on potential health effects. Read Full Story Here


Entries open for the Smart Ideas Competition, part of the Hunter Innovation FestivalFriday 24th of March 2017 09:40:14 AM

If you have a product, service or simply a concept that can benefit the Hunter, now is the time to voice it. Read Full Story Here


Daracon to clean up last piece of former BHP site in $21m remediation projectFriday 24th of March 2017 09:30:46 AM

Hunter Development Corporation has signed off on the clean up of the final piece of the former BHP steelworks site – a $21 million project that when finished will close a chapter in Newcastle’s history. Read Full Story Here


Coal seam gas exploration not in future plans for NSW North CoastThursday 23rd of March 2017 10:46:43 AM

A 20-year plan for the New South Wales North Coast does not include any coal seam gas exploration in the region. Read Full Story Here


Northern Gas Pipeline contractor axed, Jemena to re-tender for partnerThursday 23rd of March 2017 10:38:24 AM

The company developing the $800 million gas pipeline that would link Tennant Creek and Mt Isa has terminated its construction deal three weeks after announcing delays resulting from land access problems. Read Full Story Here


Arrium award $720m mining contractThursday 23rd of March 2017 10:18:00 AM

Leading Australian mining and construction firm BGC Contracting has been awarded a new five?year contract by the Administrators of Arrium at its Iron Knob and South Middleback Ranges iron ore projects in South Australia. Read Full Story Here


Pilot clean-up program hailed as answer to Western Australia's abandoned minesThursday 23rd of March 2017 10:00:59 AM

Who cleans up a mine when the mining is done? It's a question that Governments across all levels have struggled to answer, with more than 60,000 abandoned mine sites in Australia. Read Full Story Here


Government introduces bill for Glencore to continue alleged illegal mining, QCoal saysThursday 23rd of March 2017 09:52:36 AM

The Queensland Government is trying to sneak through legislation to reward a multinational miner that broke the law, while punishing a state-based company, a mine owner says. Read Full Story Here


Black Lung report asks to include tunnelsThursday 23rd of March 2017 09:20:30 AM

The committee investigating black lung disease in Queensland coal mine workers says it's worried even more workers than previously thought could be affected. Read Full Story Here


Gas price hike fears for Tasmania's big industry when Hydro contract finalisedWednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:22:18 AM

Tasmania's major industrials could be hit by a perfect storm of price hikes when a gas contract is finalised between Hydro and the owners of the gas pipeline. Read Full Story Here


Why Gladstone LNG sites are centre stage in gas messWednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:15:09 AM

The spotlight is on Gladstone's three $70 billion liquefied natural gas plants as the nation looks for someone to blame for an energy crisis. Read Full Story Here


How these coal miners live a 'double life' at EungellaWednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:03:55 AM

Spot a coal miner stepping on the bus to work with a box of garlic, and that's likely to be Ali Kidd. After she and partner Adam Burrows successfully planted and harvested their first ever garlic crop last year, the pair is now preparing to plant their second. Read Full Story Here


Port Kembla steelmaking receives vote of confidence from NSW Finance Minister while premium products profits surgeWednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:58:18 AM

New South Wales Finance Minister Victor Dominello has made his first visit to Port Kembla, promising to produce a plan within 28 days to bolster the declining steel industry and a hint of a reset of Australian steel standards. Read Full Story Here


Shell set to inject new gas into east coast marketWednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:52:32 AM

The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the announcement of ‘Project Ruby,’ the Shell Australia/QGC joint venture, that will employ hundreds of people, and inject new gas supply into the east coast gas market. Read Full Story Here


Copper falls on supply concernsTuesday 21st of March 2017 10:43:16 AM

Copper prices slipped on Monday as worries about demand from top consumer China were reinforced by expectations of ample supplies and higher inventories in exchange-monitored warehouses. Read Full Story Here


Another tick puts Adani coal mine one step closerTuesday 21st of March 2017 10:36:53 AM

The $21 billion Adani mega-mine appears certain to go ahead after getting the tick of approval from the company’s owner. Read Full Story Here


Downer to woo Spotless with $1.3b offerTuesday 21st of March 2017 10:25:46 AM

Unloved conglomerate Spotless has finally won the attention of a bidder, with contractor Downer EDI launching a full takeover offer after building a 19.9 per cent stake late on Monday. Read Full Story Here


Construction to start on Moranbah Resource Recovery CentreTuesday 21st of March 2017 09:59:43 AM

Construction is set to begin this month on the $7.16 million Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Expansion and Improvement Project. Read Full Story Here


Adani: Qld Premier, mayors hope to convince company to go ahead with Carmichael mineMonday 20th of March 2017 10:04:54 AM

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and a group of regional mayors hope their visit to India will help convince Adani to go ahead with the $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine. Read Full Story Here


Savage River contract worker dies after fall at Grange Resources mine, WorkSafe investigatesMonday 20th of March 2017 09:59:39 AM

An interstate worker has died after falling at the Savage River mine on Tasmania's west coast. Read Full Story Here


Pathways paved for STEM savvy studentsMonday 20th of March 2017 09:52:47 AM

Around 100 students attended the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy workshops (QMEA) held over two days at Wavell and Alexandra Hills State High Schools. Read Full Story Here


Opal rush returns to Coober Pedy with miners flocking to re-opened landMonday 20th of March 2017 09:47:01 AM

Hundreds of opal miners have converged on Coober Pedy to take part in a ballot to allow them to mine on sections of land that have been untouched for almost 40 years. Read Full Story Here


Beijing shuts last major coal power plantMonday 20th of March 2017 09:44:02 AM

The last major coal power plant in Beijing has ceased operations, making the Chinese capital the first city in the country to have all its power plants fuelled by clean energy. Read Full Story Here


World Heritage river west of Sydney to receive greater protections under new mine pollution limitsMonday 20th of March 2017 09:39:19 AM

Strict new limits will be imposed on a coal mine west of Sydney which has caused pollution deep within the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Read Full Story Here


Corruption claim in Qld mining disputeMonday 20th of March 2017 09:32:07 AM

The boss of Queensland-based mining company QCoal has referred several state government bureaucrats to the Crime and Corruption Commission over claims they are favouring another mining company in a land-rights dispute. Read Full Story Here


Alinta Energy sold to Hong Kong's Cheng family after IPO about-faceFriday 17th of March 2017 10:36:18 AM

Western Australia's largest gas retailer Alinta Energy has been sold to a Hong Kong-basedcompany after abruptly abandoning plans to float on the share market. Read Full Story Here


Adani: Queensland leaders reject Chappell brothers' call to ditch Carmichael coal mineFriday 17th of March 2017 10:31:20 AM

Both sides of state politics have joined the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) to dismiss the Chappell brothers' objections to Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine. Read Full Story Here


Inpex: What's behind the job losses on the Ichthys LNG projectFriday 17th of March 2017 10:25:52 AM

We take a look at the project, what's behind the job losses, and what it might mean for the NT economy. Read Full Story Here


Gas industry failed to allay community concern in south-east SA, industry representative saysFriday 17th of March 2017 09:54:38 AM

The gas industry is partly to blame for the increasingly negative community attitude to extraction and exploration in South Australia's south-east, a resources industry representative says. Read Full Story Here


Hazelwood: After 50 years, power shut down will take just three daysFriday 17th of March 2017 09:45:22 AM

Three of the Morwell power station's generating units will stop operating on March 27, a further three on March 28, and the final two a day later. Read Full Story Here


Securing Australia's energy future with snowy mountains 2.0Friday 17th of March 2017 09:37:39 AM

The Turnbull Government will start work on an electricity game-changer: the plan for the Snowy Mountains Scheme 2.0. This plan will increase the generation of the Snowy Hydro scheme by 50%, adding 2000 megawatts of renewable energy to the National Electricity Market - enough to power 500,000 ....


Aurizon and Adani to compete for rail line fundingThursday 16th of March 2017 10:17:24 AM

Aurizon is believed to have put up its hand to build the rail link into the Galilee Basin, by putting a funding proposal into the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. Read Full Story Here


Adani: Chappell brothers call for mine to be abandoned, warn cricketing ties could sufferThursday 16th of March 2017 10:11:36 AM

Former Test cricketing greats Ian and Greg Chappell want Indian miner Adani to abandon its controversial Queensland coal mine plan, saying bitter opposition in Australia could even damage sporting ties. Read Full Story Here


Gas companies guarantee they will meet domestic supplyThursday 16th of March 2017 10:02:35 AM

The major east coast gas companies have given the Federal Government a guarantee they will make gas available to meet domestic demands. Read Full Story Here


HUGE PROJECTS: 3000 jobs for FIFOs keen for workThursday 16th of March 2017 09:52:59 AM

Thousands of mining and construction jobs could be on the way up north after the Northern Territory government signed off on two major mining projects. Read Full Story Here


Businesses are losing money managing dust from mining exports in Port Hedland, claims reportThursday 16th of March 2017 09:46:34 AM

A privately commissioned report has found the cost of managing dust in the West End precinct of Port Hedland has turned the town into a "shadow of its former self". Read Full Story Here


Black lung likely linked to deathsThursday 16th of March 2017 09:36:44 AM

An expert on black lung says the disease likely continued to contribute to the deaths of coal workers after it was thought eradicated. Read Full Story Here


Delegation to confront Adani over Galilee coal mineThursday 16th of March 2017 09:31:37 AM

A delegation of Australians has travelled to India to confront Gautam Adani over the proposed Carmichael coal mine, urging the business tycoon to abandon the project and protect the environment. Read Full Story Here


Oil plumbs three-month low as OPEC reveals surprise Saudi production liftWednesday 15th of March 2017 09:47:27 AM

Crude oil prices have hit their lowest level in three months after Saudi Arabia unexpectedly increased its production forecasts, adding to the current global oil glut. Read Full Story Here


BHP's striking Chilean copper workers reject renewal of negotiationsWednesday 15th of March 2017 09:42:45 AM

The union on strike at BHP Billiton's Escondida copper mine in Chile again rejected an invitation by the company to return to negotiations as worker demands were not adequately addressed, leaving the parties without an obvious path forward. Read Full Story Here


1000 workers stood down from LNG project near DarwinWednesday 15th of March 2017 09:37:14 AM

More than 1000 workers have been laid off from the $36 billion Inpex natural gas project near Darwin, the ABC reports. Read Full Story Here


Hassalls conducting Drayton mine site auction at MuswellbrookWednesday 15th of March 2017 09:27:20 AM

A mine site auction featuring more than $8m worth of equipment is currently underway at the former Drayton location. Read Full Story Here


PM summons Curtis Island bosses for 'crisis meeting'Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:12:21 AM

Leaders from Gladstone's three $70 billion gas plants will meet with Australia's Prime Minister for a "crisis" meeting about the energy market today. Read Full Story Here


Petroleum lease over Kimberley national parks fails to attract applicantsTuesday 14th of March 2017 10:45:43 AM

A controversial petroleum lease declared over some of the Kimberley's best-loved national parks has failed to attract any applicants. Read Full Story Here


NT Cattlemen's Association reveals new fracking policy to allow landholders right to vetoTuesday 14th of March 2017 10:38:25 AM

The Northern Territory Cattleman's Association (NTCA) has strengthened its policy on hydraulic fracturing by pushing for the right of producers to veto it on their land. Read Full Story Here


Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine to shift millions to Cayman Islands controlled companyTuesday 14th of March 2017 10:28:06 AM

Up to $3 billion from Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine will be shifted to a subsidiary owned in the Cayman Islands if the controversial project goes ahead, an analysis of company filings shows. Read Full Story Here


WA election: Mining lobby advertising avalanche set to blast Nationals' Brendon Grylls out of ParliamentTuesday 14th of March 2017 09:55:38 AM

A $2-million-plus mining lobby campaign against the WA Nationals' proposed mining tax appears to have driven voters away from the party in key mining areas. Read Full Story Here


Hunter economy trending upwardTuesday 14th of March 2017 09:46:19 AM

Hunter Valley Research Foundation lead economist Anthea Bill told Tuesday’s Hunter Economic Breakfast that December quarter results showed businesses recording their strongest confidence readings for three years. Read Full Story Here


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Queensland Laws Passed 'to End Glencore, QCoal Mine Dispute'
Hundreds of mining jobs have been saved by new laws rushed through Queensland Parliament, the Palaszczuk Government says, but a mine owner is adamant they reward a multinational company that has done ....

Fortescue To Pay Off Another $US1bn Debt
Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group is capitalising on continuing strong prices to pay off another $US1 billion ($A1.3 billion) of debt. Read Full Story Here

Government Agencies Call For More Detail About Plan To Reopen Broken Hill's North Mine
Government agencies are calling for more information before they support a plan to reopen Broken Hill's North Mine, including further details on potential health effects. Read Full Story ....

Entries Open For The Smart Ideas Competition, Part Of The Hunter Innovation Festival
If you have a product, service or simply a concept that can benefit the Hunter, now is the time to voice it. Read Full Story Here

Daracon To Clean Up Last Piece Of Former BHP Site In $21m Remediation Project
Hunter Development Corporation has signed off on the clean up of the final piece of the former BHP steelworks site – a $21 million project that when finished will close a chapter in ....