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Land court rejects Adani’s case against activists

The Land Court has today rejected Indian mining giant Adani’s bid to make a conservation group pay legal fees for a failed court challenge against it’s $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine...

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Laws of the land

Mine site environmental specialist Phil Abernethy writes about environmental legislation, in particular, state and territory that can impact on mining activities. STATE & TERRITORY LEGISLATION...

QLD mines to end 100% FIFO under new legislation

Queensland mines will have to ditch 100% fly-in fly-out and hire locally under proposed Queensland Government legislation. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh to retire

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will step down in July, with Copper and Coal chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques taking his place. Mr Walsh, who has been in the job for three-and-a-half years...

DMP develops guide to help manage psychosocial risks

A new audit and accompanying guide developed by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) will help to identify and manage psychosocial risks in Western Australia’s resources industry. DMP...

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Carmichael mine reaches significant milestone

The $21.7 billion Carmichael coal project has passed a significant milestone with agreements reached with all landholders, State Parliament heard yesterday. Minister for State Development and...

A reasonably fine line

Senior lawyer Melissa Demarco and Partner Shae McCartney discuss reasonable management action versus bullying under the Fair Work Act, and recognising the difference. The bullying and harassment...

Swearing on site for cancer research

It’s common knowledge that our mine sites are filled with the toughest of the tough, and it’s no secret that the odd swear word gets thrown around. While a new Swear Jar campaign to raise money for...

Queensland Nickel environmental authority approved

The Queensland Government has approved the transfer of Queensland Nickel’s environmental authority to Queensland Nickel Sales, the new operator of the Yabulu nickel refinery. Environment Minister Dr...

Third body found after Glencore mine accident

UPDATE: A third body has been recovered from Glencore’s Katanga mine after a geotechnical failure earlier this week. The incident, which occurred on the north wall of the KOV open pit mine...

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