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Category - Environment

Beach Energy

Victoria lifts ban on gas exploration

Gas producers will be permitted to continue work in Victoria after a prohibition that lasted for years will finally be reversed. The Victorian Government is introducing new laws that lift an ongoing...

Kirkland Lake Gold

Metal operation will be suspended within weeks

A multinational resources company will stop mining activity at multiple precious metal operations in the Northern Territory, causing hundreds of job losses. Kirkland Lake Gold has decided to suspend...

Big Island Mining

Precious metal operator fined for dirty water

A mining company has been penalised for releasing muddy water in New South Wales’ Southern Tablelands region. Big Island Mining has copped a $15,000 fine from the State Environment Protection...

Adani Australia

Proponent pays fine without conviction recorded

An Asia headquartered mining company behind a $21 billion coal project in Central Queensland will pay a financial penalty and avoid having a conviction recorded, a court has heard. The Brisbane...

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...