Western Areas has acknowledged a growing skills shortage in the resources sector as the nickel miner posted a 20 per cent lift in profit to $14.2 million on higher volumes and higher prices for its products.

Monadelphous Group has joined other WA companies warning of growing competition for skilled labour after recording a 29 per cent fall in annual profit to $50.6 million and cutting its dividend.

BHP will shower shareholders with a record final dividend of US78c ($1.15) a share after posting an underlying profit of US$9.1 billion ($13.4 billion), which was well short of the US$10 billion ($15 billion) some analysts had been expecting.

A new plane has been unveiled and it is set to slash the journey time for WA's fly-in-fly-out workers.

Imdex’s long-serving managing director, Bernie Ridgeway, will finish up with the drilling technology company in June after 20 years at its helm.

The CSIRO will today spin out a new business to help mining and agricultural companies tackle declining community trust and manage their social licences to operate.

The Pilbara mining town of Newman is set to dig deep and celebrate its 50th anniversary with five days of events and a trip down memory lane.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston today officially opened BHP's upgraded and expanded Mulla Mulla village in the Pilbara. 

Lynas Corp says the Malaysian government has renewed its operating licence in the country for an initial six months, bringing to a close a dispute over the waste disposal.

Heavy rare earths producer Northern Minerals has signed an offtake agreement with Thyssenkrupp Materials for 100 per cent offtake from the Browns Range pilot plant project in Western Australia.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler says he is angry the newly appointed Goldfields native title service provider will be based out of Perth.