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Wiluna Uranium Project extension given go-ahead

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has recommended approval for Toro Energy’s Wiluna Uranium Project extension. The approval comes after a green light was given to mine...

Minerals Council of Australia slams iron ore tax

The Minerals Council of Australia has spoken out against a proposed $7.2 billion iron ore tax hike for Western Australia. National Party leader Brendan Grylls wants mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto to...

Australia exports four times more coal to Thailand

New figures show exports to Thailand are four times higher in April 2016 compared to April 2015. Australian coal exports to Thailand grew from 142,821 metric tonnes (mt) in April 2015 to 556,487 mt...

Budget 2016: ‘A blueprint for growth’

The following is a statement from Minerals Council of Australia Chief Executive Brendan Pearson regarding the Federal Budget.    The 2016 Federal Budget is a strong pro-growth budget. It...

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$100m boost for Geoscience Australia

The Budget has delivered a boost to the resources industry with $100 million provided to Geoscience Australia for mapping mineral, energy and groundwater potential in the country. The $100m Exploring...

Labor and Coalition agree on ChAFTA

Labor and the Coalition have reached an agreement on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement this week. The agreement follows the government’s offer to amend migration regulations to ensure...

Anti-Mining Groups May Close After Government Funding Cut

Policy paper on Australia’s uranium launched

Australia’s uranium industry holds “enormous opportunity” for jobs and export revenue growth, according to a new report. The report by leading economists, Professor Sinclair...

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Greens coal policy “destroying” jobs

The mining industry has rejected the Greens latest plan to deal with the “terminal decline” of the sector. Greens leader Dr Richard Di Natale released the plan on Tuesday, in response to...

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Mining industry mental health blueprint launched

The Australian mining industry launched a new blueprint to address mental health and wellbeing issues in the workforce, announced by the Minerals Council of Australia last week. The blueprint...