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Rare earths miner pulls out of Whyalla deal

Rare earths miner, Arafura Resources, has officially terminated a land purchase agreement in Whyalla, South Australia, in a blow to the state’s mining sector. Arufura had planned to construct a...

New SA terminal to create 400 mining jobs

A new $16.3 million intermodal freight terminal will be established in Penfield, South Australia, creating up to 400 new mining jobs. The facility will function as an important marshalling and...

Green diesel made from algae now commercially viable

The first barrels of ‘green crude’, produced from marine micro algae, rolled off the production line last week at a new facility in South Australia. The green diesel was produced from naturally...

Warning over fake high risk work licences

Western Australia’s resources safety regulator has sent a strong warning to mining companies over fake licences for ‘high risk’ work, after two Karratha mining workers mistakenly held fake...

China launches first emissions trading scheme

China will today launch its first carbon emissions trading scheme in Shenzhen, a business hub with a population of around 10 million and economic output of over A$150 billion. Shenzhen’s pilot...

Port Hedland gets airport fire fighting services back

Airservices Australia will introduce new services at Port Hedland starting with an Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS) and Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting service (ARFF) at the airport. The new...

$180M investment in offshore exploration

Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray has announced the grant of 13 new offshore petroleum exploration permits as part of round one of the 2012 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. The...

Qld Copper mine flicks FIFO

A copper mine near Cloncurry in Queensland’s remote north west has announced it intends to transition to a 100% local workforce. Mine owners, Copperchem, have been using a FIFO (fly in, fly out)...