Tuesday 23rd Jan, 2018
MUA banners. Photo: Jim Wilson

Merged CFMEU-MUA union would be ‘too big’ to deal with, mining body says

The proposed merger of two of Australia’s biggest unions would create a $150 million super union ‘too big’ to be…
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Lithium metal. Photo: Creative Commons / Dnn87

Lithium prices tipped to peak

The price of lithium will peak in 2018, as new supply comes online from Australian mines to meet the rapid…
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Loy Yang A. Creative Commons / Marcus Wong

Alinta heralds ‘new era of energy competition’

Privately-owned electricity and gas retailer Alinta Energy says it will engage in a “new era of competition” in the east…
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Oloroz project in Argentina. Photo: Orocobre

Toyota buys share of ASX lithium miner

Toyota’s trading arm will buy a stake in ASX-listed lithium miner Orocobre, in a bid to secure cheap and reliable…
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Sanjeev Gupta. Photo: Liberty House

Gupta stays bullish on industry sector revival

Whyalla steelworks saviour Sanjeev Gupta says he expects more investors to follow his push into the heavy industry sector, as…
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Barnaby Joyce. Photo: Nationals / Mott MacDonald

Joyce dons hard hat as first Inland Rail steel arrives

Steel rail has been delivered for the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project, with construction work likely…
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Roy Hill train. Photo: Roy Hill

Amid Federal iron ore doubts, Roy Hill targets growth

Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore operation has moved for a 60 million tonne annual capacity, despite the Australian Government…
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Major fines, jail time in store for cartels

Australian competition watchdog Rod Sims has warned of a string of major cartel cases against high-profile businesses and executives in…
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Money. Photo: Jim Wilson

Latest figures show 51% effective tax rate for miners

A Deloitte study commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia has suggested Australian miners paid more in taxes and royalties…
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