Latest Mining News

Miner dies after wall collapse in third fatal mining accident in central Queensland in six months

June 06 2019

Work is suspended at a central Queensland coal mine after a man died when a wall collapsed and trapped him inside the digger he was using. The incident is the third fatal accident in six months.

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Predicted gold rush and iron ore price bump welcome news for WA

June 06 2019

Western Australia produces 70 per cent of the gold mined in Australia, so a predicted mini gold rush along with a jump in the iron ore price is renewing optimism about the state's long-subdued economy.

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Billionaire businessman launches legal action to keep fracking off cattle station

June 06 2019

A businessman and his pastoralist partners launch court action against Origin Energy over its plan for gas exploration on a Northern Territory cattle station.

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Five anti-Adani protesters arrested after gluing themselves to the road

June 06 2019

Several people are arrested and released without charge after gluing themselves to a Brisbane road during a protest against the Queensland Government's approval of the Adani coal mine.

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There's a $100 billion industry sitting under the ground if Australia takes 'a leap up the value chain'

June 06 2019

China is threatening the world's rare earths supply in retaliation for Donald Trump's tariffs, but Australia may be a major beneficiary from this aspect of the trade war.

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Mining dump truck driver dies after falling into quarry at Red Hill, near Perth

June 06 2019

A man in his 40s dies in a truck accident at the Red Hill quarry, with video footage showing the dump truck on its side after apparently rolling off a steep embankment within the mine.

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Australian mine tailings dams identified as 'high risk' in the case of failure

June 06 2019

Mining giants Rio Tinto, BHP and Glencore have listed several of their tailings dams across Australia as being at "high" or "extreme" risk to public safety if they fail.

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'We are in uncharted waters': Islanders join with Chinese company in new venture

June 06 2019

Traditional owners on a Northern Territory island partner with a Chinese company to set up a mining enterprise, which they hope will secure their future.

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Queensland Environment Minister 'shed tears' over Adani approval process

June 06 2019

A new video shows Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch telling a room full of people she has shed tears over the approval of Adani's Carmichael coal mine, while also saying current environmental legislation is flawed.

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Would a coal mine save this town, or destroy it? Opinion is divided and the 'human cost is massive'

June 06 2019

"More mines, more jobs, more future," proclaims a mysterious billboard near Kingaroy. But not everyone agrees — and the years of "constant fighting" are taking a massive toll.

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'He was just doing the job he was trained to do': Energy Australia takes blame for worker's death

June 06 2019

Energy Australia finds a unit controller at the Yallourn power station, Graeme Edwards, 54, was doing nothing wrong when he was fatally injured performing a routine task in November last year.

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'We working to meet every one of those requirements' Adani Australia CEO Lucas Dow

June 06 2019

Adani has passed its final environmental approval and can now begin work on its Carmichael mine in Central Queensland after nearly nine years of planning, fierce protests and endless political debate. Read More


Adani has its environmental approvals, so what happens now?

June 06 2019

Indian mining firm Adani says it expects to start work on its coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin within weeks, creating thousands of jobs. But how exactly will that future unfold from here?

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