Saturday 16th Dec, 2017
Australian miners think Chinese coal testing is unfair. Photo: Shutterstock

BHP looking to boost coking coal output

As the price of coking coal reaches a seven-month high of around US$236 a tonne, BHP is studying its options…
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Gas prices improve, but more work needed

Wholesale gas prices in Australia’s east coast market have fallen by as much as 50% following Malcolm Turnbull’s threats to…
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MUA banners. Photo: Jim Wilson

Supreme Court bans further picketing at Melbourne site

Union representative Luke Hilakari has labelled Australia’s labour laws “some of the most restrictive … of any developed country” after…
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Iron ore stockpiles at Port Hedland. Photo: BHP Billiton

Orica poised to snatch Incitec’s BHP deal

BHP says it won’t renew a supply deal with explosives manufacturer Incitec Pivot beyond 2019, just as competitor Orica will…
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Lithium metal. Photo: Creative Commons / Dnn87

Hambro warns big miners against lithium plunge

Respected mining investor Evy Hambro has reportedly warned the industry’s giants not to make major plays in the lithium market…
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Magnetite production flow chart. Graphic: SIMEC Mining

SA aims for 50mtpa magnetite mining, processing sector

South Australia would mine and process 50 million tonnes of magnetite products a year under a 15-year plan released by…
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Scotsman and scientist Andrew Mackenzie, BHP’s chief executive, doubtless realises that Elliot’s campaign could potentially unseat him or other BHP directors and management.

Mackenzie calls for Trump-style tax cuts in Australia

BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie says corporate-focused tax changes like those planned by the Trump Administration in the US would create…
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MUA banners. Photo: Jim Wilson

More ugliness on Australia’s waterfront

Union members allegedly breached a Supreme Court injunction this week by continuing to picket at a Port of Melbourne stevedoring…
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Adani protestors in Brisbane before the state election. Photo: Dan Macias

China backs off Adani

Indian energy giant Adani has suffered another blow, after a major Chinese bank ruled out funding its Carmichael mine, rail…
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