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BHP worker meeting

Bushfire smoke blamed for poor coal production

A mining giant suffered a blow to its latest production volumes due to smokey haze from dozens of bushfires. BHP has blamed poor air quality for an 11 per cent drop in energy coal production at its...

Save Our Water Tamborine Mountain

Southeast Qld council rejects mining application

The nation’s second largest local government refuses to allow some exploration activity in the nearby hinterland region. Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) has rejected an application submitted by...

Mark McGowan at Iluka

New projects take too long to approve says advocate

Big mining projects that could create thousands of jobs are taking far too long to secure regulatory approval, an industry advocate has complained. Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan (pictured...