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will next month start the process of developing new rules for carbon emissions after a controversial guideline was withdrawn a week after it was issued in March due to an enormous industry backlash.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

Mincor has locked in $18 million in an oversubscribed placement and will raise a further $5 million in a share purchase plan to support the restart of its Kambalda nickel operations.

The discovery of a mysterious fungus in WA’s Peel region could be a game changer for the mining industry amid concern over a decline in Australian gold production.

French and German renewable energy giants are locked in a $2 million dispute over a solar project at Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa copper-gold mine near Meekatharra.

The rebirth of Eastern Goldfields has taken another step forward with institutional and high net worth investors stepping up to meet a shortfall of funds needed to recapitalise the failed gold producer as Ora Banda Mining.

Kidman Resources shareholders will vote on Wesfarmers’ $776 million takeover offer in August after the lithium miner entered into a scheme implementation deed with the WA-based conglomerate.

The sharp rise in popularity of battery materials among explorers is underscoring the importance of the McGowan Government's Future Battery Industry strategy, according to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston. 

Fortescue Metals Group will push ahead with a US$287 ($417) million extension of its giant Solomon iron ore hub in the Pilbara.

Passenger traffic within WA to resources centres is surging as the green shoots of a recovery take root.