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Lynas signs US critical minerals contract

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has congratulated Australian critical minerals company Lynas Corporation after confirmation it’s signed an historic contract with the...

RESOURCES EXPLORATION

Government strengthens resources exploration

The future of the nation’s resources sector has been bolstered, with the Government investing a further $125 million in a world-leading exploration-stimulation program that will expand its reach to...

Opal miner killed after mine collapse

Rescue teams dug with their hands to reach the body of a 62-year-old opal miner who became trapped underneath rubble after a collapse. Sidney Cuddy was killed when a trench in the shallow-cut mine...

$12m oil and gas training facility for WA

The first sod of soil has been turned on the $12 million second stage of an internationally recognised oil and gas training facility in Western Australia. Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce...

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...

BHP Billiton splits company in two

Late yesterday, BHP Billiton made the expected announcement that the company would split, with a new company created to manage a selection of under-performing assets. The company said in a statement...

Mining Tax Only Generated $600,000 Last Quarter

Joe Hockey is claiming that the government only received $600,000 from the Minerals Resource Rent Tax for the June 2014 quarter. A statement from the Federal Treasurer’s office says...