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$4.7B offshore gas project postponed due to coronavirus

One of the nation’s largest energy producers will delay its $4.7 billion gas development in the Northern Territory due to COVID-19. Santos has confirmed the coronavirus (covid-19) will postpone...

Jabiru

$351M funding injection for outback mining town

A Top End mining town that suffered years of economic turmoil will receive an emergency $351 million shot in the arm. Locals had feared Jabiru was in danger of dying after Energy Resources of...

Merlin Mine Kaye pit

Work begins on open pit at precious stone mine

A precious stone mining company has started work on an open pit in Northern Australia. Merlin Diamonds has mobilised a mining fleet to start extraction at one of the pits at Merlin Diamond...

Lithium industry expected to boom in NT

The Northern Territory is hoping to tap into the growing lithium market, with a record number of mining companies exploring in the state. Ian Scrimgeour from the NT Department of Mines and Energy...

QRC proposes special economic zone for north-west

The north-west could become a special economic zone if a bold proposal by the Queensland Resources Council gets off the ground. The QRC’s chief executive Michael Roche co-chaired the first meeting of...

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NT begins $1b clean-up of legacy mines

The Northern Territory has begun a $1 billion clean-up of legacy mines with plans to attract more mining for northern development. Redbank copper mine, in the Gulf Country, is a legacy mine and has...

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