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Canning Basin exploration opens up

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has welcomed Apache Energy’s decision to farm-in to several petroleum titles in the Canning Basin, which are estimated to hold significant oil and natural...

BHP dumps Abbott Point port expansion in Qld

It was always on the cards and now BHP has made it official – the company has scrapped plans to develop Terminal 2 (T2) at Abbott Point in Queensland along with the proposed rail line linking the...

Coal discovery in WA could power the Pilbara

Gold miner and exploration company, Northern Star, has made a significant coal discovery in Western Australia’s Pilbara that could see the company develop a major base load power station in the...

Industry urged to sign up to mine rehabilitation fund

WA’s resources industry is being urged  to sign up to the Mining Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) by the state government. The fund, which largely replaces environmental bonds, was introduced on a...

WA revamps mine approval system: faster, cheaper

WA’s government has announced a major revamp of the state’s mine approval system in an attempt to attract more investment in the state. The new Bill, to be introduced to Parliament this...

Fraccing is OK in WA

The West Australian Government has thrown its support behind the development of gas reserves using the controversial fraccing technique in a bid to boost economic activity. Developing shale gas could...

$238,000 fine over Pilbara mine death

BHP Billiton and HWE Newman Services (HWE) were collectively handed a total of $238,000 in fines at Perth Magistrate’s Court on 24 October, in relation to the death of a Pilbara mining worker nearly...