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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...

BHP trading

Mining giant caught using island to avoid paying tax

A multinational resources company must pay tax on any commodity sales even though it was facilitated by its overseas centre, a court has ruled. The High Court of Australia has found BHP Billiton...

Stanwell Corporation

Funding secured for pilot gas project in Central Qld

Queensland’s largest state-run energy company has started early work on a small scale gas project in the state’s central region. Stanwell Corporation has started a feasibility study into...


Unprecedented gas project approved in southern Qld

One of the nation’s first fuel exploration developments for domestic use has received some regulatory approval in Queensland’s Western Downs region. The Queensland Department of Natural...

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...

Glencore Mount Owen Complex

Major coal mine expansion approved

Authorities have given the nod for a mineral producer to proceed with a coal project in New South Wales’ Hunter region. The NSW Independent Planning Commission (NSW IPC) recently approved...