The McGowan Government will invest $1.6 million to fast-track approvals for WA mining projects as new applications surge.
Departing Woodside boss Peter Coleman has snapped up a luxurious holiday home on the Old Dunsborough beachfront for a cool $5 million.
Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest will discuss his experiences during a recent five-month trip around the world amid the COVID pandemic in an ABC Boyer Lecture to be broadcast on Saturday.
Santos managing director Kevin Gallagher has a clear message for Australian industry - get more efficient, just like Santos did.
Mining boss Bill Beament says reports of university students being heckled for studying mining courses is another example of the Eastern States not recognising the importance of the sector.
The Bill Beament-led miner, which will formerly merge with Saracen next month, has reported fourth-quarter gold sales at the upper end of its previously stated guidance.
The biggest US aluminium maker warns that higher costs may weigh on its earnings this quarter, muting any optimism from better-than-expected results at the end of 2020.
The diversified miner’s WA and Brazilian alumina operations outperformed last quarter but it flagged operating cost pressures, with an update expected next month.
China has shunned imports of Australian copper ores and concentrates amid rising tensions between the two nations, with imports in December falling to zero.
Tom Daly and Emily Chow
Lithium miner says it will keep the adjacent mine on care and maintenance while it evaluates the operation and formulates a strategy to integrate it into its Pilgangoora project.
Analysts warn diminishing margins for steel-makers in China could cap further rises in the price of iron ore despite supply pressures remaining.
Gold has declined in the opening weeks of 2021 as Treasury yields gained along with the US currency, while stocks also advanced.
BHP has increased the quantity of iron ore it expects to produce this fiscal year, following the restart of an operation in Brazil.
Aspiring anode producer to accept $30m under its original $10m share purchase plan after shareholders responded eagerly to its discounted raising.
The Big Australian has achieved record half-year iron ore production from its Pilbara operations but flagged a hefty charge for its NSW coal division.
The Minerals Council is seeking to eradicated sexual harassment in the mining workforce after 40pc of respondents to a survey reported some form of inappropriate behaviour in the past five years.
Bullion has fallen more than 3 per cent this year as benchmark Treasury yields and the greenback climbed on forecasts that COVID vaccines and stimulus packages will aid the economic recovery.
The mining giant is seeking further consultation with Traditional Owners over the mine following last year’s Juukan Gorge disaster.
For the first time in history the WA Mineral Research Institute’s PhD scholarships have been awarded to an all female line up, marking a positive step towards a more diverse mining sector.
Company says its sulphate of potash project near Wiluna is now 81 per cent complete, with commissioning expected to begin next month.
Shares in explorer gain 20 per cent after it reports 52m mineralised intersection at Blue Poles prospect north of Kalgoorlie.
Japanese-owned mineral sands producer Doral has been given a conditional environmental nod to develop the Yalyalup project about 11km south-east of Busselton.
An economic forecaster has warned trade tensions between Australia and China may become a bigger problem for WA this year, even though its powerhouse iron ore industry has so far escaped unscathed.
Danielle Le Messurier
Businesses are divided on whether to bet big on high levels of trading that have boosted the fortunes of many WA industries continuing into 2021, or exercise more caution.
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