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Fortescue dismisses contractor over death of a worker

The death of a worker last month has prompted Fortescue Metals Group to invoke their contractual right to take back management of its Christmas Creek ore processing plant from contractor Crushing...

NSW Mining Excellence Award Winners Announced

Four companies have been recognised at the NSW Mining Excellence Awards for implementing high quality projects that can be shared across the industry. BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal has been recognised...

Century mine to close in 2016

Chinese firm MMG has decided to close Australia’s largest, and the world’s third largest, open cut zinc mine in 2016, reports ABC. “Australia is seen as being increasingly expensive. A...

Iron Knob in SA set to re-open

Arrium mining has announced it will proceed with plans to develop the Iron Knob deposit near Whyalla in South Australia. Iron Knob is the birthplace of the steel industry in South Australia and was...

Coal seam gas set to boom says former farmer Macfarlane

The expansion of the coal seam gas industry is firmly in the sights of freshly minted federal Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, with NSW farmers the first to receive a visit from the Queensland MP...

Galilee coal project taken to court by green groups

A Land Court case against the proposed Galilee Coal Project, in Queensland, was launched yesterday by a consortium of environmental groups. Expected to last up to three weeks, GVK Hancock will defend...

Mining snubbed by Abbott in new cabinet lineup

The mining sector has been snubbed by the incoming Abbott Government with this country’s biggest money-maker being lumped into the ‘Industry’ portfolio. Meanwhile ‘Sport’ gets a portfolio all of its...

Petroleum body opens new branch in Darwin

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has opened an office in Darwin with Steven Gerhardy appointed to the new role of APPEA Director – Northern Territory. A...

Crackdown on poor management in the Pilbara

Management and supervision at mine sites in the Pilbara is being scrutinized by the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Mines Safety Branch during a targeted campaign this month. The crackdown...

4th LNG plant for Gladstone gets State approval

Arrow CSG’s $15 billion Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at Gladstone has just been approved by the Queensland Coordinator-General, Barry Broe. The Coordinator-General released his evaluation...

NT rare earths sector bolstered by Chinese investment

Arafura Resources has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shenghe Resources that gives the Chinese company an opportunity to co-fund the development of the Nolans rare earths...

What will Tony Abbott do for mining?

Are you still basking in the afterglow of Saturday’s frenzied outbreak of democracy? Or are you, like me, quietly fuming that your local P&C Association failed to conduct a sausage sizzle at...