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New landscape for oil and gas industry by 2020

December 12 2017

Accounting firm BDO predicts changes in oil and gas industry in 2020 including likelihood of WA gas to the east coast and demand for ethically produced product.

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Report to UN recommends global efforts to manage mine tailings dams

December 12 2017

A report prepared for the United Nations into failures of dams used in the mining industry finds, while the overall number has declined, the number of serious failures has increased.

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NT should 'get on with the job' of lifting fracking moratorium, Canavan says

December 12 2017

The Northern Territory needs an economic shot in the arm and that the hydraulic fracturing industry can provide it, Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan says.

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Traditional owners feared losing native title rights over Adani mine site

December 12 2017

Traditional owners in central Queensland say they have been forced to negotiate with Adani over native title rights.

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Are we there yet? Mining investment downturn nearly over

December 12 2017

Australia's five-year mining investment slump is almost over, and that means the resources sector will soon start adding to growth again instead of dragging on the economy.

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Rival companies ramp up battle to reopen controversial Bougainville mine

December 12 2017

The Bougainville Government is set to hold what's called a mining warden's hearing later today at the abandoned Panguna copper mine which was the spark that provoked a decade-long armed insurgency against the Papua New Guinea Government between 1988 and 1998. Read More


Rival companies ramp up battle to reopen controversial Bougainville mine

December 12 2017

The Bougainville Government is holding a crucial mining warden's hearing at an abandoned copper mine which sparked a decade-long armed insurgency against the Papua New Guinea Government to determine if Bougainville Copper Limited will retain its lease.

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Contentious Adani deal clears crucial hurdle

December 12 2017

Adani's mine site access deal with traditional owners wins the green light from native title authorities, months before a federal court ruling on whether the agreement is valid.

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More scrutiny for fracking alternative water-jet technology

December 12 2017

Babs McHugh speaks with dairy farmer Daryl Hoey, head of V2H Doug Henderson, Pr Klaus Regenaur-Lieb on the water drill technology that could replace fracking for gas in some situations. Read More


Cape York Indigenous man ordered to repay $370K in mining royalties

December 12 2017

The Federal Court finds Ankamuthi man Larry Woosup struck a secret deal with mining company Gulf Alumina and siphoned off more than $250,000 without his people's knowledge, and orders him to repay the money by February.

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Native title in focus for new wave of Century Mine

December 12 2017

A landmark native title agreement in Queensland's gulf country is in the spotlight again as what was once the world's largest open-cut zinc mine looks to start its next phase.

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New non-fracking technology close to market but scientists and farmers need more convincing

December 12 2017

Farmers are wary over a frack-free drill development but are willing to consider it as power prices skyrocket.

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Adani referred to consumer watchdog over 'misleading' employment claims

December 12 2017

A community legal service urges Australia's consumer watchdog to crack down on Adani for "misleading vulnerable jobseekers" with "inflated" claims its Queensland mine will create 10,000 jobs.

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'You can't give it away': Fortescue's low-grade ore piling up

December 12 2017

Fortescue's stockpiles are growing as Chinese steel mills look for higher grade iron ore, with rival Rio Tinto warning there is simply no demand for low-grade product.

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