Industry News


The Australian minerals industry has access to new export markets and investment opportunities with the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) now in force. read more »
More than 70 representatives of mining and energy supply chain companies attending the first MESCA Project Briefing of the year in Brisbane on February 18. read more »
Peabody Energy says it remains committed to coal mining in Australia, despite launching a sale process for a troubled Queensland asset that was once its most profitable mine. read more »
THE Morrison Government has given its strongest backing yet for a new coal-fired power plant as it seeks to boost baseload reliability and support jobs in north Queensland. read more »
A significant boost to NSW’s gas supply is being touted as a central plank of achieving a lower emissions economy. read more »
Queensland businesses looking to tap into the state’s $7 billion mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector through collaborative projects can apply for their share of $1.1 million. read more »
Australia has overtaken Qatar to become the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas, shipping 77.5 million tonnes in 2019 with an export value of $49 billion as the fuel becomes increasingly important in the global energy mix. read more »
Amid growing global concerns for the environment and climate change, industry experts say social licence is a formative challenge Australian mining companies will need to overcome this next decade. read more »
Japanese conglomerate Mitsui is planning to spend another $3.5bn in expanding its operations in Australia, the latest in a wave of Japanese investment in Australia. read more »
A $2 million scholarship program to address a dire skills shortage in the resources sector has been announced in South Australia, in a bid to attract students to mining and petroleum careers. read more »
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