- Steel and timber prices are through the roof, but what does it mean for home builders?by Matt Brann (Latest mining articles) on May 15, 2021 at 2:13 am
A global construction boom has sent the price of building-related commodities soaring, with timber and iron ore hitting record prices this week.
- UK fraud agency probes Whyalla Steelworks owner's Greensill linkson May 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Sanjeev Gupta's company is being investigated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office over suspected fraudulent trading and money laundering, including financial arrangements with failed company Greensill Capital.
- Majors push for electric vehicle innovationby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on May 14, 2021 at 11:48 am
BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have collaborated with Austmine to introduce the Charge On Innovation Challenge, an electrification competition for mine truck fleets. Australian Mining.
- Orica seeks sale of Minovaby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on May 14, 2021 at 11:34 am
Orica has put subsidiary Minova up for sale following hampered market conditions and the halving of overall earnings. Australian Mining.
- GWR gives leeway in Wiluna West negotiationby Henry Ballard (Australian Mining) on May 14, 2021 at 11:30 am
GWR Group has renegotiated the mining rights agreement with iron ore producer Fe as work ramps up at the JWD deposit within the Wiluna West iron ore project in Western Australia. Australian Mining.
- Australian Pacific Coal considers Dartbrook asset saleby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on May 14, 2021 at 11:30 am
Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) has received an offer from major shareholder Trepang Services to buy properties and water rights at the Dartbrook coal mine in New South Wales for $33.7 million. Australian Mining.
- Sandvik expands rock processing solutions divisionby Henry Ballard (Australian Mining) on May 14, 2021 at 10:54 am
Sandvik has acquired South African-based manufacturer Kwatani, extending its rock processing solutions division, which formed in early 2021. Australian Mining.
- WA staring down skills shortage amid soaring iron ore priceon May 13, 2021 at 9:15 pm
Industry and analysts warn Western Australia could face a shortage of skilled workers to keep up with demand in the mining sector as the price of iron ore soars to eye-watering highs.
- Taxpayer-funded gas-fired power plant branded 'a shambles' after revelation it may have to run on diesel for six monthsby Liz Farquhar (Latest mining articles) on May 13, 2021 at 9:04 pm
A gas-fired power plant proposed for the NSW Hunter Valley could be be waiting for up to six months for a gas connection, and critics say that's indicative of the government's shambolic energy policy.
- Adani mine contractor says no insurer will cover its work on project, as providers flee due to riskby Michael Slezak (Latest mining articles) on May 13, 2021 at 6:54 pm
Federal and state governments have been urged to step in and use public funds to insure companies building Adani's Carmichael mine and rail link, after one of Adani's biggest contractors revealed it couldn't find a provider that would cover the project.
- Mining company charged after man crushed to death at Queensland mineby Tobi Loftus and Melissa Maddison (Latest mining articles) on May 12, 2021 at 1:25 am
Donald Rabbitt was killed when he became trapped under heavy machinery in 2020. Now the mine operator has been charged in relation to his death.
- Where has all this extra budget cash come from? China, actuallyby Ian Verrender (Latest mining articles) on May 11, 2021 at 4:23 am
A bit of luck with iron ore prices and the competent handling of unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic has put the government in the unlikely position of having some money to spend in the federal budget, writes Ian Verrender.
- Small businesses can't compete with mining boom for workersby Sean Tarek Goodwin (Latest mining articles) on May 10, 2021 at 1:52 am
A mining boom may be a good problem to have, but finding staff to meet the demand is pushing some business owners to breaking point.
- Search crews gave up 8 days after Antonio disappeared in the Amazon. His siblings carried on for 36by Emily Olson and Sarah Ferguson (Latest mining articles) on May 9, 2021 at 5:44 pm
The Brazilian pilot was up against jaguars, 10-hour downpours, dwindling food and 470 million hectares of the world's densest rainforest.
- Excitement builds over planned Blue Mountains tunnel, but how much travel time would it save?by David Claughton and Michael Condon (Latest mining articles) on May 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Farmers welcome the possibility of Australia's longest tunnel being built under the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, but a transport academic has serious reservations.
- One year, $150 million and 1,000 beds: How a 'village' could solve the COVID quarantine dilemmaby Claire Moodie and Elicia Kennedy (Latest mining articles) on May 8, 2021 at 7:27 pm
The WA mining industry has been building camps for workers for half a century. Now it wants to use that expertise to help the country contain the risk of COVID-19.
- Abandoned power station to become site of big batteryby Hugh Hogan (Latest mining articles) on May 8, 2021 at 3:21 am
While most coal-fired generators are demolished after their use-by date, the defunct Wallerawang power station in central-western NSW is being repurposed to help with Australia's renewable energy future.
- 'Obscene rip off': Brisbane again the most expensive capital city in Australia for unleaded fuelby Lexy Hamilton-Smith (Latest mining articles) on May 7, 2021 at 10:23 pm
South-east Queensland drivers filling up their tanks this weekend will be paying the highest prices of all the capital cities in Australia for unleaded petrol, with the fuel cycle showing although prices are slow to rise, they are even slower to come down again.
- Tiny town wins 'David and Goliath' battle against US mining giantby Jasmine Hines (Latest mining articles) on May 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm
The 314 people of Baralaba have been battling a US conglomerate's plan to build a coal mine on prime agricultural land for 10 years. Now, after taking their fight to the UN, it looks like they have finally won.
- Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance explores sale options for SA renewable projectsby Stacey Lee (Latest mining articles) on May 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm
GFG Alliance reveals plans to sell-off two of its renewable projects in South Australia, a day after the company announced a refinancing deal for some of its Australian operations, including the Whyalla Steelworks.
- Weedkiller to powerlines: Candidates answer voters' concerns at Merriwa forumby Jake Lapham and Bridget Murphy (Latest mining articles) on May 6, 2021 at 6:37 am
The small town of Merriwa hosted the Upper Hunter by-election's first candidates' forum to raise local issues.
- Kalgoorlie freight overhaul business case gets budget boostby Sean Tarek Goodwin (Latest mining articles) on May 6, 2021 at 5:46 am
A project that could eliminate costly freight bottlenecks for booming Goldfields mining operations could get the green light as early as next year.
- Shockwaves still felt year on from devastating Grosvenor mine blastby Melissa Maddison and Meecham Philpott (Latest mining articles) on May 6, 2021 at 4:33 am
Some workers are still unable to face the prospect of returning to the sector a year after the huge gas explosion at the Queensland mine.
- 'I think they'll stand up for us': NT traditional owners ask politicians for help protecting sacred sitesby Jane Bardon (Latest mining articles) on May 5, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Aboriginal elders in the Northern Territory ask federal politicians investigating the destruction of the Juukan Gorge caves in WA for help protecting their own sacred sites.
- Whyalla steelworks given a lifeline as Greensill Capital collapsesby Angelique Donnellan and Roscoe Whalan (Latest mining articles) on May 5, 2021 at 9:03 am
The Whyalla steelworks, along with a coalmine in New South Wales, had been under threat because of the global collapse of Greensill Capital, founded by Australian businessman Lex Greensill.
- South32 takes court action over coal mine expansion rejectionby Kelly Fuller (Latest mining articles) on May 5, 2021 at 8:14 am
A coal mining company launches action in the NSW Land and Environment Court in a bid have the rejection of its Dendrobium mine expansion plan overturned.
- Energy giant's 2050 clean energy pledge all hype, Greenpeace saysby Jarrod Whittaker (Latest mining articles) on May 5, 2021 at 3:16 am
The environmental group says AGL is making little effort to shift to renewables and needs to get out of coal by 2030 if it wants to be taken seriously as an agent for change.
- Nationals MP rejects call for Clarence Valley mining moratoriumby Bruce MacKenzie and Joanne Shoebridge (Latest mining articles) on May 4, 2021 at 4:32 am
The state member for Clarence says council calls for a moratorium on mining in the valley are "rash and ill-considered".
- NAB offers up $565m loan to world's biggest coal port — and green groups are cheeringby Ben Millington (Latest mining articles) on May 4, 2021 at 4:13 am
NAB will lend money to the Port of Newcastle, but it will need to reduce emissions and screen suppliers for modern slavery issues.
- Pressure on Victoria's coal power is both economic and policy-driven, analysts sayby Jarrod Whittaker and Mim Cook (Latest mining articles) on May 3, 2021 at 4:36 am
Analysts say more coal-fired power plant closures are likely after the Victorian Government announced its plan to halve emissions by the end of the decade.