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Gina Rinehart topples down rich list

  Gina Rinehart has lost her crown as Australia's richest person due to a bitter court battle with her two eldest children and plunging iron ore prices.

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Nickel West set for cash lifeline to 2030s

A reinvigorated and low-cost Nickel West will be the heart of WA’s nickel industry for decades to come, according to asset president Eddie Haegel, as BHP Billiton flags new investment in the ageing operations aimed at extending its life until at least 2032.

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Mining investment gap 'not being filled'

Non-resource sectors are still failing to fill the gap left by big falls in mining investment.

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Ansteel hands Karara $US200m loan deal lifeline

Steelmaking giant Ansteel has ended months of uncertainty over the future of the loss-making Karara magnetite operation, backing a new $US200 million ($278 million) lifeline to the struggling exporter. 

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General Mining halts prompt takeover talk

Galaxy Resources looks set to be making a bid for General Mining, its joint venture partner in the Mt Cattlin spodumene project.

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Salt giant plans $350m Onslow splash

German salt giant K+S has unveiled plans for a $350 million operation near Onslow to supply Asian markets with 3.5 million tonnes annually of the commodity.

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Vic coal mine could close: owners

Victoria's Hazelwood coal mine could be closed or sold, owners Engie have told a French Senate committee.

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industry insight

The road to a regional future?

Few trade agreements in recent memory have divided – and continue to divide – expert opinion in

Products and Technology

Digital solutions driving safety ad productivity 

Mine workers in Australia often face harsh, high-risk conditions such as unsuitable landscapes, extreme temperatures and solitary work

people and projects

Joining forces to break new ground

Joy Global and CRCMining are working together to advance DynaCut technology by modelling performance across a range of rock

occupational health and safety

No time for sitting

Safe Work Australia is calling on workers to reduce their time sitting at work after new research from Curtin University revealed the long-term effects of prolonged sitting.


The Innovation Podcast

Innovation goes beyond cost-cutting, according to CRC Mining COO Kevin Greenwood.

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NZ Beer SpecTAPular Getaway

The Great Beer SpecTAPular event hits NZ this winter. 

Hearty steak sandwich recipe

Wrap your hands around a hearty steak sandwich.

The worried well make up population

Thirty-one per cent of surveyed staff were operating frequently in a state of worry and assessed their work environment as intense

Arts heat up winter

Perth's biggest winter festival is coming.