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Blow to Greens: Report Finds Gas Better than Coal

November 4, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Greens’ claims that there is no scientific proof coal-seam gas (CSG) is better for the environment than coal have been undermined by a new expert report. Commissioned by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), the report finds carbon footprint of generating power from gas is up to 87 per cent smaller than that …

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UPDATE: Miners Join Detention Centre Strike

November 4, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Update (4 Novemeber 2011 11:47am): Industrial unrest is escalating on the island, where miners are now on indefinite strike over pay dispute. Phosphate Resources chief operating officer said the mine that has sustained Christmas Island economy for over 100

Australian Mining and Energy Conference 2011

November 3, 2011 • Events, Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The annual Australian Mining and Energy Conference 2011 is the premier event for finance and accounting professionals working in the mining and energy industries. This year’s theme: New World Order – Stepping up to the Challenge, is aptly chosen

Super Boost in Mining Tax

October 28, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

According to Treasurer Wayne Swan, superannuation savings of workers across NSW would be boosted by $149 billion over the next 24 years if the government can get its mining tax through parliament. “The mining tax is one way that we spread the

Mining is “Utterly Necessary” to Modern Life

October 25, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Speaking at the NSW Minerals Council environment and community conference in Wollongong yesterday, Professor Tim Flannery came out in broad support of mining industry. He said mining was “utterly necessary” to modern life and coal will continue to

Miners Reject Local Content Rules

October 24, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian miners continue to reject calls to mandate local content requirements, arguing the sector already supports domestic manufacturing at a high rate. Gindalbie Metals,which is responsible for developing the $2.75 billion Karara iron ore project in

Rio Tinto to Close Indigenous Support Fund

October 24, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto says it will be shutting its Aboriginal Fund, after almost 16 years financing groundbreaking projects to fight indigenous social disadvantage. The move has shocked many indigenous leaders. Former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission