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Life and death underground: Digging up Broken Hill's mining and union history

April 04 2019

The headstones at Broken Hill's cemetery tell the story not only of the city's colourful history, but the progression of workers' rights.

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Controversial uranium mine approved day before election called

April 04 2019

The world's largest uranium producer, Canada's Cameco, wants to develop the mine potentially leading to the clearing of 2,500 hectares of native vegetation, causing environmentalists and traditional owners deep concern.

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What could a mega gold-mining merger mean for Australian mines?

April 04 2019

Two of the world's biggest gold mining companies have merged in a $14 billion deal. What does it mean for the Kalgoorlie Super Pit and other Aussie gold mines?

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After the boom: Calls for local, not FIFO workers, to help save crumbling mining town

April 04 2019

With its streets lined with boarded up, vandalised houses, it's hard to believe the small WA town of Newman is the epicentre of BHP's biggest iron ore operation. Now fed-up residents are demanding action.

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Huge diamond found in Western Australia unveiled to the public

April 04 2019

While diamonds may be forever, the Argyle mine — set to close next year — is not. But this latest discovery shows there are still a few treasures buried beneath.

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Europe's love affair with electric cars drives Clarence Valley copper quest

April 04 2019

Australia may be on the cusp of electric cars, but could the production of environmentally friendly vehicles take a heavy toll on the Clarence Valley?

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April 04 2019

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April 04 2019

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