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BHP Billiton Donates AUD $1 Million to Queensland Flood Relief

February 1, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has donated AUD $1 million to the Red Cross Queensland Flood Appeal to assist communities affected by the recent floods, the company announced on their website yesterday. The contribution will be sourced from the BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities fund and matches the Queensland Government’s contribution. BHP Billiton Sustainable

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Manufacturing Leader Warns of Severe Gas Shortage in Australia

January 22, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Lindsay Partridge, Managing Director of clay and concrete products manufacturer Brickworks, has warned of a gas crisis in Australia, as export-first policies prompt locally produced gas to be shipped to other countries, according to a report on ABC News. Mr.

Rare Earth is Rare Opportunity for Australia

January 11, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australia is poised to cash in on worldwide demand for rare earth elements in the wake of China’s reported export restrictions on the highly prized commodities.  China has dominated the world in terms of supply and demand of rare earth elements but

Have your say on the National Framework for coal seam gas

December 17, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Energy and Resources Minister Michael O’Brien last week welcomed the release for public consultation of a draft National Harmonised Regulatory Framework for coal seam gas. The national framework process has been revealed to consider leading practiced

WA Government Approves $1.8b Extension at Yandicoogina by Rio Tinto

November 28, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Western Australian Government has approved a $1.8billion proposal by Rio Tinto to increase production and to extend the life of its Yandicoogina Iron Ore project in the east Pilbara. The Yandi Sustaining Project includes upgrades of major infrastructure,

State Government Grants Extension on Olympic Dam Expansion

November 16, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Premier Jay Weatherill this week announced that the South Australian Government has granted an extension to the indenture for BHP Billiton to expand Olympic Dam.  The period by which BHP Billiton is required to approve the expansion has been extended to

A Coal Economy Has Multiple Health and Social Risks, Reveals Major Review

October 30, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

A recent review of evidence on the impact of coal mining has highlighted serious, ongoing health and social problems and an urgent need for improvements in government coal mining policy in Australia.  The research, conducted by the University of Sydney, has