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Andrew Forrest's FMG loses High Court bid to appeal native title claim over iron ore mine

May 05 2020

The High Court dismisses Fortescue Metals Group's application to appeal against a native title determination over an area covering one of its West Australian iron ore mines, opening the company up to a multi-million-dollar compensation payout.

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As WA heads towards recession, the coronavirus crisis is providing an unexpected iron ore boost

May 05 2020

The pandemic's tightening grip on Brazil and its iron ore output, just as Chinese demand for the mineral returns, is set to help Western Australia better weather the COVID-19 economic storm.

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High Court set to decide community's fate in fight for 'what's rightfully ours'

May 05 2020

Western Australia's Pilbara region has been home to Pansy Sambo's ancestors for centuries. But its mineral-rich expanses have now brought bitter community division and court dates. The latest, with billionaire Andrew Forrest's company FMG, is set to play out in the High Court tomorrow.  

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Wambo mine temporarily closed as demand for thermal coal wanes

May 05 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and falling demand for thermal coal prompts the owners of a Hunter Valley underground coal mine to partially shut down operations.

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'If it's not outback, where are we?' Isaac Shire wants outback status

May 05 2020

Residents of Queensland's Isaac region are baffled why they're not classified as the outback, despite being made up of mining and agricultural towns and it taking almost six hours to drive from one side to the other.

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Pilbara mining blast confirmed to have destroyed 46,000yo cultural sites

May 05 2020

Traditional owners in the Pilbara are left devastated after mining giant Rio Tinto detonates explosives near ancient heritage sites, destroying them.

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FIFO workers are making big sacrifices to keep WA's mines open while its borders stay shut

May 05 2020

Thousands of FIFO workers are spending months away from home to keep Western Australia's iron ore juggernaut running during the coronavirus crisis.

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'We're creating jobs': The resource companies expanding during the coronavirus

May 05 2020

Some resource companies expand in regional Queensland, creating much needed jobs as economies tank from the coronavirus.

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How 'grossly deficient' record keeping led to fatal suffocation of miner Paul McGuire

May 05 2020

When mine electrician Paul McGuire clocked on for his shift in May 2014, he was sent to his death by a job card mistakenly instructing him to access an area filled with methane.

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