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Lithium project dispute rests on emails & calls

The fate of one of the biggest lithium deposits in WA is set to rest on whether the Supreme Court finds the content of an email exchange and telephone call constitutes a contract for the sale of lithium rights to Kidman Resources’ Earl Grey project. 

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Alcoa secures power for Vic smelter

Alcoa has secured a power source for its struggling Victorian aluminium smelter after months of uncertainty about the facility's future. 

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Labor takes a green risk

WA Labor has set itself on a collision course with industry after revealing it could remove the environment minister’s ability to approve projects and hand the powers to a third umpire. 

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BHP & Vale agree to deadline

BHP Billiton and Vale have put a June 30 deadline on the conclusion of negotiations with the Brazilian government for the settlement of a $63.1 billion damages claim over the Samarco tailings dam disaster. 

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Resurgent FMG gets another tick from Moody’s

Moody’s Investor Services has joined other ratings agencies in upgrading Fortescue Metal Group’s credit rating, saying the company’s strong balance sheet position will survive a fall in iron ore prices.

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Metalicity smacked on drilling results

Shares in Metalicity have been savaged after the company reported disappointing maiden drilling results from its Pilgangoora South lithium tenements in the Pilbara.

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industry insight

New year, new growth?

The resources sector has spent the past few years adjusting to the commodity market downturn and

Products and Technology

Metal printing, on demand

The advancement of 3D printing has seen the technology become accessible for many industries to reap the benefits, and now the innovative technology is turning its

People & Projects

Exploring South Korea

Successful gold explorer and producer Southern Gold saw an international opportunity earlier this year and has never looked back. Known in Australia for its cornerstone

Occupational Health & Safety

Automated vehicle reform needed

Australian transport ministers met at a Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting in November to discuss a series of reform initiatives to facilitate increased



The rollicking ride of Mongolian mining

As foreign visitors to Mongolia can sorely attest, riding the small but sturdy local Mongol horses can be a taxing experience which often ends with a bump.

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