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Narrabri landfill fire

Automated mine owner fined for dumping flammable waste

A fully autonomous coal operation was caught dumping hazardous waste that allegedly burst into flames multiple times in northeast New South Wales. Whitehaven Coal subsidiary Narrabri Coal Operations...

Arrow Energy

Fracking has no major impact on environment says study

A well stimulation technique has a negligible effect on Queensland’s natural environment, the national science agency has found. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation...

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...

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...

Entura

Island gas project promised to create 1200 new jobs

A proposed renewable gas development is expected to create more than 1000 new positions off the shore of Victoria. The Tasmanian Government is investing $50 million to construct the Natural...

Primary Gold

Metal operation secures initial approval to reopen

An exploration company has been given the tentative green light to revive a shelved precious metal mine in Northern Australia. The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has...