Mining & Resources
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
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.
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
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
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,
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 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