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Rio Tonto’s share buyback after NSW coal sale

Mining giant Rio Tinto will return proceeds from the recent US$2.7 ($3.4) billion sale of its NSW coal operations to shareholders through a share buyback. 

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WA Treasurer's acid test for CMEWA

WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt has lashed the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA for its behaviour in the battle over the McGowan Government’s gold royalty hike, saying the lobby group has consistently failed to produce evidence the tax would damage the industry and needs to put up or shut up. 

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Mining venture moves closer after court ruling

The Federal Court in Perth has dismissed an appeal against the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) that Sheffield Resources had negotiated as part of its Thunderbird mineral sands mining proposal between Broome and Derby. 

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Consultancy puts boots on ground in Goldfields

One of Australia’s biggest mining consultancy firms plans to establish a Kalgoorlie-Boulder office within the next 12 months to capitalise on the recent uptick in the Goldfields resources sector. 

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Gold royalty hike fails to deter major projects

The threat of an increase in the WA gold royalty has done little to dull strong expectations for two major upcoming Goldfields projects set to employ 600 people once operational.

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Gold miners warn WA tax hikes jeopardise jobs

Australia’s biggest local gold miner Newcrest warns the WA Labor Government’s decision to raise the gold royalty by $20 an ounce has placed a cloud over jobs and could skittle major investments at the Telfer Gold Mine in the East Pilbara.

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industry insight

Lessons learnt signal strength ahead

After a tumultuous period of unease across Australia’s once burgeoning mining industry, calmer

Products & technology

Overland conveyor to deliver productivity improvements 

Fortescue Metals Group will trial an innovative, relocatable overland conveyor at its Cloudbreak mine as part of its 2018 financial year

People & Projects

Accelerating Australian innovation

Australia is a proud hub of innovation, but small enterprises with new technology to offer often find navigating big corporates extremely

Occupational Health & Safety

Enerpac introduces safety courses

High-pressure hydraulics specialist Enerpac is introducing to Australasia new on-site safety training designed to optimise the uptime and performance of widely used



Diamond-tipped approach to conflict stone trade

World Diamonds Council President Andrey Pokyakov speaks on rare gem trade.

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