- Decisions world leaders make next week could impact the future of this outback townby Emilie Gramenz (Latest mining articles) on October 23, 2021 at 8:45 pm
As world leaders gather in Scotland to talk about dramatically cutting greenhouse gas emissions, residents in this central Queensland town reliant on coal are trying to work out how much their lives are about to change.
- Watch the first open cut blast at Millenniumby Tom Parker (Australian Mining) on October 22, 2021 at 1:42 am
M Resources has achieved its first open cut blasting milestone at the Millennium coal mine in Queensland and released an epic video to prove it. Australian Mining.
- Rio Tinto sets ambitious autonomy targetsby Henry Ballard (Australian Mining) on October 22, 2021 at 12:30 am
Rio Tinto has set a target to have 80 per cent autonomous haul trucks in 2022, as it seeks to reduce costs while satisfying demand for materials. Australian Mining.
- From homegrown start-up to global innovator: GroundProbe turns 20by Tom Parker (Australian Mining) on October 22, 2021 at 12:21 am
GroundProbe is celebrating 20 years of operation, representing a company that’s grown from a homegrown start-up to a global innovator. Australian Mining.
- Focus on gold and lithium as China sets sights on copperby Tom Parker (Australian Mining) on October 22, 2021 at 12:00 am
It was gold price, lithium demand and China’s appetite for copper that dominated much of the discussion at Mines and Money Online Connect at IMARC this week. Australian Mining.
- Anglo American on track for Grosvenor restartby Tom Parker (Australian Mining) on October 21, 2021 at 11:54 pm
Anglo American continues to ramp up preparations towards a restart at its Grosvenor metallurgical coal mine in Queensland. Australian Mining.
- Australia's leaked coal comments show 'secret world of what governments really think about the climate emergency'by Nick Dole (Latest mining articles) on October 21, 2021 at 8:16 pm
Australia sought to change a major international report on climate change to promote a future for coal-fired power and downplay the influence of fossil fuel lobbyists, the environmental group Greenpeace says.
- Brisbane fuel prices hit new highs as refineries crank up to meet demandby Lucy Stone (Latest mining articles) on October 21, 2021 at 2:56 am
As fuel prices across south-east Queensland again hit record averages, the RACQ suggests motorists only buy the "bare minimum until prices begin to fall in coming weeks".
- FIFO workers facing random room searches after alcohol policy updatedby Emma Wynne (Latest mining articles) on October 20, 2021 at 11:57 pm
The union representing mine workers in WA says BHP has brought in a policy to allow managers to search workers' rooms by stealth, but the company says it has simply updated a long-standing policy.
- Traditional owners and climate advocates slam NT's approval of more fracking in Beetaloo Basinby Jacqueline Breen and Samantha Dick (Latest mining articles) on October 20, 2021 at 7:44 am
Empire Energy says drilling will start before the end of this month, while climate groups have accused the NT government of throwing "petrol on a burning house".
- Mining industry fears attracting women may be harder than ever, FIFO sexual harassment inquiry toldby Briana Shepherd and Eliza Borrello (Latest mining articles) on October 20, 2021 at 5:01 am
The head of WA's resource industry peak body tells a parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment in the FIFO industry that attracting women to the sector is a struggle.
- First Nations leaders urge NSW to adopt Juukan Gorge findingsby Kelly Fuller (Latest mining articles) on October 19, 2021 at 7:03 am
Community members on the South Coast believe the inquiry's recommendations could lead to the revision of how mining is allowed in the Illawarra escarpment and around the Minnamurra River.
- 'It's economic coercion': Pilbara FIFO workers protest against vaccine mandateby James Liveris (Latest mining articles) on October 18, 2021 at 9:41 pm
As the Pilbara’s economic vigour continues to drive the economy, the state government’s vaccine mandates have sparked a pushback from workers that has the potential to slow the industry down.
- Federation 'ill-equipped' to deal with 21st-century challenges as Australia grows 'vulnerable'by Malcolm Sutton (Latest mining articles) on October 18, 2021 at 9:24 pm
With Australia failing on energy security and its climate change response while simultaneously facing regional security issues, 250 academics and retired defence leaders are calling for a new approach to make it more resilient in an increasingly hostile world.
- 'Inconceivable': Inquiry says Australia needs new laws to avoid another Juukan Gorge disasterby Shahni Wellington, Kirstie Wellauer, and Bridget Brennan (Latest mining articles) on October 18, 2021 at 4:06 am
A parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters recommends new laws to protect thousands of sacred sites across Australia.
- Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane petrol prices are going through the roof. This is whyby Samuel Yang (Latest mining articles) on October 18, 2021 at 2:16 am
Motorists in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are facing record high petrol prices at the start of this week, thanks to strong global oil demand and stubbornly low production levels.
- Court rejects appeal against multi-billion-dollar Narrabri Gas Projectby Patrick Bell (Latest mining articles) on October 17, 2021 at 10:43 pm
The NSW Land and Environment Court paves the way for work on the project, after it dismissed an appeal brought by neighbouring farmers.
- The energy crisis and how it could cost us allby Ian Verrender (Latest mining articles) on October 17, 2021 at 7:41 pm
The world appears to be staring down an energy crisis that would deliver ammunition to those wishing to slow the pace of climate change reforms and could see the dreaded return of stagflation, writes Ian Verrender.
- Joyce's Gladstone coal trains pledge 'shock' news to Brisbane port workersby Antonia O'Flaherty (Latest mining articles) on October 16, 2021 at 8:57 pm
The Port of Brisbane is vying for coal trains not to be redirected through a new Inland Rail route.
- Hillgrove mine heads south as gold prices rocket sky highby Kemii Maguire (Latest mining articles) on October 16, 2021 at 8:51 pm
Underground mining is expected to start at the New South Wales site, opening 100 job vacancies for the region.
- Bill shock warning as global energy crisis fuels record price surgeby Daniel Mercer (Latest mining articles) on October 16, 2021 at 8:24 pm
A leading energy provider predicts household energy bills are set for a shock as surging international prices for gas put upward pressure on costs for the fuel in Australia.
- 'There will be contamination': Water scientist joins farmers in concern over wastewater pipelineby Micaela Hambrett (Latest mining articles) on October 15, 2021 at 9:36 pm
Farmers fear a new 90km wastewater pipeline will contaminate pristine farmland in the NSW Central West.
- What is green hydrogen, how does green ammonia fit in, and could they pave Australia's way to a renewable future?by Rory Callinan (Latest mining articles) on October 15, 2021 at 8:48 pm
One of Australia's richest men is betting on green hydrogen to make Australia a world leader in renewable energy while creating jobs in the process.
- Tiny town's mothballed mine may be brought back to lifeby Sam Bradbrook (Latest mining articles) on October 15, 2021 at 4:16 am
Mindarie's mineral sands mine was closed down in 2015, but a rise in global markets and a weak Australian dollar has the operator investigating a restart.
- 'We're in the dark': New draft bill locks out WA traditional owners from mining lease approvalsby Bridget Herrmann (Latest mining articles) on October 15, 2021 at 3:25 am
Western Australia's Yamatji group feel locked out from decision making for the proposed Aboriginal Cultural Heritage bill, where prior informed consent to land use before a mining application begins is not required.
- Why isn't this WA iron ore mine paying royalties?by Emily JB Smith (Latest mining articles) on October 14, 2021 at 6:06 am
Figures tabled in parliament this week reveal the state has missed out on more than $150 million in mining royalties over the past three years because of a deal designed to save port and mining jobs.
- KEPCO to take Bylong Valley coal mine fight to High Courtby Jake Lapham (Latest mining articles) on October 14, 2021 at 3:50 am
The Environmental Defenders Office pledges to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the community to fight the proposal for the underground and open-cut mine north-east of Mudgee.
- 'Solace of nature' vs mining north coast catchments set for debate in NSW parliamentby Hannah Ross and Bronwyn Herbert (Latest mining articles) on October 14, 2021 at 2:11 am
It is not fire or flood that worries this Clarence River resident, but mining. A petition is calling for the NSW Government to ban mining on the NSW north coast catchments.
- Mining magnate 'Twiggy' Forrest accuses Nationals of 'scaring Australians' over move to renewable energyby Jake Evans (Latest mining articles) on October 14, 2021 at 1:23 am
Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest says "people like him" need to change and lead the country away from coal, but that "fearmongering" Nationals politicians are scaring Australians to save their own jobs.
- Hydrogen 'superpower' plan 'will create 10,000 new jobs', many for the Hunterby Jake Lapham and Ben Millington (Latest mining articles) on October 13, 2021 at 10:47 pm
Hunter business and industry leaders say the NSW government's new hydrogen strategy could be the spark that is needed to drive transition from coal to green energy.