The WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy has reiterated its opposition to a Federal parliamentary committee recommendation that overarching Federal legislation is needed to protect Indigenous heritage.
A judge has ordered families of three iron ore pioneers to keep preparing for the multi-billion-dollar Hope Downs showdown despite the row being subject to five separate appeals.
Rio Tinto has been forced to lower its full-year iron ore shipment guidance from the Pilbara, partly because of WA’s tight labour market delaying its projects.
Fortescue Metals Group has taken to the skies with its first charter flight from Busselton to its Pilbara operations.
BHP Group’s London investors voted to support the biggest mining company’s climate change plan, despite some opponents of the strategy saying it doesn’t go far enough.
BHP chief executive Mike Henry says the mining giant is ‘absolutely committed to eliminating’ sexual harassment and assault across its minesites.
Rio Tinto is working on new technology that will cut CO2 emissions produced in the steel-making process.
The family-owned company harvests royalties from Rio Tinto mines pegged by Peter Wright and Lang Hancock in the 1960s.
One of Australia's biggest superannuation funds wants stronger cultural heritage protection following Rio Tinto's destruction of the Juukan Gorge caves.
A surge in energy and iron ore prices is offering investors a fresh reminder of how the commodities market can fuel inflation and imperil the post-pandemic economic recovery.
Gerson Freitas Jr., Yvonne Yue Li and Julia Fanzeres
Vaccine complacency and the reopening of borders — which could see a brain drain — have been identified as key risks facing the WA economy in addition to an iron ore crunch.
Danielle Le Messurier
The Australian Workers' Union has come out against BHP's mandatory jabs policy, saying it's examining all options including legal avenues of appeal.
Mineral Resources and BHP are the latest miners to throw their weight behind the McGowan Government’s mandatory COVID FIFO jab policy as disgruntled workers start to agitate against it.
Danielle Le Messurier & Daniel Newell
Brandon Craig said he was “personally committed” to ensuring every woman employed by BHP is respected at the opening of its South Flank mine, where a woman was allegedly raped by a FIFO worker.
BHP’s iron ore boss Brandon Craig says the quality of the product at its new $US3.6 billion South Flank project will ensure the miner continues to make healthy margins despite softening prices.
Stuart McKinnon & Daniel Newell
The world’s top miners are confident they can eliminate emissions from their own operations by 2050, but aren’t yet sure their customers can do the same.
The Andrew Forrest-controlled miner is making its boldest move yet towards the development of clean fuel technology as it aims to dramatically reduce emissions along the value chain.
Rio Tinto flew flags across its sites at half mast today as a mark of respect for FMG drill and blast worker David Armstrong who was killed at the company’s Solomon operation in the Pilbara.
Senior figures in the WA mining industry have expressed shock at the incident that claimed the life of 25yo Fortescue Metals Group worker David Armstrong at the company’s Solomon hub iron ore mine.
Mt Gibson Iron says it will wind down operations at its new Shine mine in the State’s Mid West because of tumbling prices for iron ore.
Traditional owners have told Rio Tinto actions beyond commitments are needed as the mining giant attempts reparations over last year’s destruction of a sacred site in the Pilbara.
Daniel Newell and Adrian Lowe
Fortescue Metals Group says it is working with authorities after a collapse of ground at its Solomon hub operation claimed the life of a 25-year-old worker this morning.
Stuart McKinnon, Daniel Newell, Michael Traill and Caitlyn Rintoul
The group is looking over numerous opportunities, including more investments in solar, wind and batteries to power WA mine sites.
Vale managed to free all 39 workers trapped in an underground mine this week. Now the work begins to convince investors the incident was a one-off.
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