Latest Mining News

'It's not Chernobyl': Aussie radioactive waste a toxic issue in Malaysia

August 08 2019

A growing pile of radioactive waste in Malaysia is at the centre of a battle between an Australian mining giant and local Malaysians convinced it will destroy their community for generations.

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'Stop the devastation': Great Australian Bight seismic testing delayed until next year

August 08 2019

A plan to probe the Great Australian Bight for gas and oil using seismic testing is delayed, with the company behind the move confirming its testing will be postponed until next year.

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BHP profit more than doubles to $12.2 billion as mine disaster impact eases

August 08 2019

BHP shareholders enjoy a $15.4 billion windfall from the sale of US onshore oil and gas interests, as profits surge thanks to a stronger iron market and lower remediation costs from the Brazilian dam disaster.

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This picturesque outback river is a fishing and camping haven, but has it been poisoned?

August 08 2019

Polluting heavy metals may be leaking into an outback river system in WA's Pilbara and the problem has been made worse by the massive deluge that accompanied Tropical Cyclone Veronica in March.

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Rail company snubs Adani's controversial mine, as another faces pressure to stay away

August 08 2019

Adani's Queensland coal ambitions still face serious challenges, with a major rail company declining to service its Galilee Basin project and a big investor pressuring another one to do likewise.

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Lawyers fear Australia more open to hacks, leaks after High Court ruling on Glencore

August 08 2019

Could Australia become a more desirable place for hackers to leak stolen and legally privileged documents? Glencore's High Court loss to the Tax Office has some lawyers worried.

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Mining giant loses fight to keep Paradise Papers revelations out of ATO's reach

August 08 2019

Australia's biggest coal producer, Glencore, loses a High Court bid to have documents linked to its offshore financial arrangements kept out of reach of the Australian Tax Office (ATO) by invoking legal privilege.

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Mining magnate Sally Zou claims her own company owes her $35 million

August 08 2019

Chinese businesswoman Sally Zou has placed her insolvent company, AusGold Mining, into voluntary administration — and is claiming it owes her $35 million.

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While gold is glittering again, not everyone in mining towns like Kalgoorlie is cashing in

August 08 2019

Business is booming for the gold mining industry as the price of the precious metal sets new benchmarks almost every day, but not everyone in mining towns like Kalgoorlie is taking a shine to the recent "mini gold rush".

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August 08 2019

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August 08 2019

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Dartbrook coal mine approved to recommence operations

August 08 2019

A controversial plan to reopen a 'mothballed' coal mine in the New South Wales Upper Hunter Valley is approved, but a five-year extension on the mine's life is denied.

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Train carts 725,000 litres of water every day to drought-affected mine

August 08 2019

As the drought continues, water is being carted by train for the first time in decades to keep production on track at a NSW coal mine and secure 140 full-time jobs.

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