WA iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart has just missed out on reclaiming the title of Australia’s richest person.

Companies mining for coal in Queensland have been asked to pour some of their profits back into the regional towns where they operate in return for a freeze on royalty increases.

More than 85 per cent of WA Year 12 students will be completing two science, technology, engineering and maths courses by 2024 under a bold State Government strategy aimed at equipping young people for the jobs of the future.

Iron ore prices look set to be stronger for longer, potentially delivering windfall profits for WA’s big miners for the next two years.

The newly elected Morrison Government has fired its first shots in the climate wars, warning WA’s environmental watchdog against going it alone to impose industry-destroying carbon rules.

A liquidator has been put into WA Aboriginal resources contractor Indigenous Construction Resource Group.

Two prominent graduates of Kalgoorlie’s WA School of Mines have called on the industry to put its might and wealth behind efforts to draw students back into mining education.

SRG Global has won an asset services contract at South32’s Worsley Alumina operations in the South West worth up to $60 million and providing about 100 jobs.

The NSW government won't be following Queensland's lead and putting a deadline on the approvals process for a controversial coal seam gas project proposed for the state's north west.

WA's state environmental watchdog will next month start the process of developing new rules for carbon emissions after a controversial guideline was withdrawn a week after it was issued in March due to an enormous industry backlash.

The mining sector needs to broaden its appeal and work more collaboratively to attract the best and brightest to its ranks, says Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy chief executive Stephen Durkin.