Latest Mining News

Watchdog urged to draw line in the sand against Boral's mine planned near sensitive sites

October 10 2020

The NSW Independent Planning Commission has been urged to reject a miner's plan to expand near the ecologically sensitive Minnamurra River.

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'He knows how close he came': Workers tell of emergency rescue dash after alleged mine site stabbing

October 10 2020

A first responder has detailed the moment he took a phone call alleging a man had been stabbed on a remote mine site in the West Kimberley.

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Community opposes plan to build mine on flood plain and prime agricultural land

October 10 2020

The central Queensland community of Baralaba supports mining, but most are against a proposed mine that will be built on a flood plain and prime land that was under water in the 2010–11 floods.

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What's in Mount Isa's plume and what should you do if it exceeds safe levels?

October 10 2020

There's no escaping heavy industry in Mount Isa — the stacks from the mining town's mine dominate the skyline and so do their contents. So how is the air quality monitored?

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Teenagers lodge last ditch legal action against Adani coal mine

October 10 2020

Two teenagers are mounting legal action in a final attempt to overturn the approval of Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail project to save the Great Barrier Reef and limit the effects of climate change.

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Rio Tinto-owned company 'squabbling' over payments for monitoring of Kakadu uranium mine

October 10 2020

In the wake of an outcry over the destruction of the 46,000-year-old Juukan caves in the Pilbara, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto is locked in mediation with the Federal Government over funding for scientific monitoring of a Kakadu uranium mine.

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BHP dumps $3.5 billion expansion at Olympic Dam mine

October 10 2020

Mining giant BHP scraps another multibillion-dollar expansion plan at the Olympic Dam mine site, after studies of the ore body revealed underwhelming prospects.

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Company accused of destroying Aboriginal cultural site parts ways with director

October 10 2020

Kimberley Granite Holdings, which started legal action against the WA Government for knocking back its application to destroy an Aboriginal heritage site, parts ways with its managing director.

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Anti-fracking protesters who drilled into lawn of NT Parliament House face court

October 10 2020

Two protesters plead not guilty to criminal charges after using a bobcat to dig holes in the grass outside of Northern Territory Parliament House last year.

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Rio Tinto accused of 'incremental genocide' after grilling at Juukan Gorge inquiry

October 10 2020

Mining company executives face hours of gruelling testimony and admit more mistakes were made in the destruction of ancient Aboriginal sites.

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Explosives reduce Hazelwood dredger to scrap metal in seconds

October 10 2020

It took less than 20 seconds for the 10-storey-high excavator to be destroyed in a "huge" controlled explosion that shook the houses of nearby communities.

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Hazelwood power station dredger demolition

October 10 2020

The first of four Hazelwood power station dredgers was demolished today in a controlled explosion. Read More


We fact checked Matt Canavan on Indigenous employment in mining. Here's what we found

October 10 2020

Liberal National Party senator Matt Canavan says the mining industry employs Indigenous people at a greater rate than any other industry. Is he correct?

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BHP confirms Chinese customers have cancelled orders for Australian coal

October 10 2020

The mining giant says it has received deferment requests from Chinese coal customers, confirming reports China has put a freeze on accepting Australian coal.

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100 jobs to go at central Queensland coal mine

October 10 2020

Miner Anglo American says it is cutting 100 jobs from its workforce at the Grosvenor mine in Moranbah, months after operations were halted because of an explosion that seriously injured five workers, with the miners union warning affected workers might receive no redundancy payments.

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