Latest Mining News

As yet another report of sexual assault emerges, it's no wonder women shun a career in mining

August 08 2022

Amid allegations from a journalist that she was sexually assaulted at WA's biggest mining event, it's hardly surprising women don't want to work in the industry, writes Andrea Mayes. Read More


Disgusted journalist calls out mining industry after alleged indecent assault at bar

August 08 2022

The Goldfields' largest newspaper says reform in the mining industry is needed after its 23-year-old deputy editor was allegedly groped at a bar after this year's Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum. Read More


The 60 millionaires who paid no tax and the richest and poorest postcodes revealed

August 08 2022

Sixty people earned more than $1 million but paid no tax in 2019-20, and the country's lowest incomes have been recorded in regional NSW, according to the ATO's latest taxation statistics. Read More


Relatives fear time is running out for 10 workers trapped in flooded Mexico mine

August 08 2022

Authorities say miners are trapped after hitting an adjoining area full of water while performing excavation work. Read More


Amid a worker shortage in WA, qualified migrants like Vitaly are jobless

August 08 2022

Vitaly Bazarov and Anna Shmatko came to Australia with their daughter Mariia after being displaced by the war in Ukraine. Despite being an experienced boilermaker and diver, Mr Bazarov has been unable to find work. Read More


'Mothers should not work': Why WA is the worst place in Australia to be a woman

August 08 2022

For those who value financial security and career progression, Andrea Mayes explains why Western Australia is the worst place in the nation for a woman to live. Read More


WA FIFO worker sentenced to 10 years in jail for repeatedly raping colleague

August 08 2022

A FIFO worker will spend at least eight years behind bars for raping a colleague in her home, just weeks after the release of a damning West Australian parliamentary report into sexual harassment and assaults in the mining industry Read More


120 years on, Australia's worst mining disaster remembered

July 07 2022

The Wollongong community is retelling the story of the Mount Kembla mine explosion, which killed 96 people, with two pieces of moving theatre. Read More


Australian mining company unearths rare 170-carat pink diamond believed to be largest seen in 300 years

July 07 2022

A rare pure pink diamond found in Angola may be the largest of its kind uncovered in the last 300 years. Read More


The China trade war may be easing but not everyone wants to kiss and make up

July 07 2022

Rumours are swirling that China may backflip on its Australian trade restrictions with a change in federal government, but some producers have put the country firmly in their rear-vision mirror. Read More


Mining camp for 300 people gets go ahead in WA Goldfields

July 07 2022

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder approves a 302-person mining camp amid the housing shortage. Read More


Mining sector desperate for workers as industry struggles to win over Gen Z

July 07 2022

Australia's mining sector is facing its "worst skills crisis in generations", and leaders say the key challenge is convincing environmentally conscious young people to join its ranks. Read More


Meet the women smashing gender stereotypes in science professions

July 07 2022

Geologist Melanie Finch knows all about the barriers faced by women pursuing careers in science and mining with even greater challenges for those with disabilities, but these trailblazes are determined to lead the way for the next generation. Read More


Key ingredient of cattle feed supplements set to be mined locally

July 07 2022

Is the cattle industry's multi-million-dollar reliance on imported phosphorus about to change?  Read More


Children as young as 12 found working at Hyundai subsidiary in US

July 07 2022

Local police say the minors were working at a metal stamping plant for a company that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker's assembly line.  Read More