Mining industry approval and infrastructure project processes in Western Australia and Queensland have been cited as susceptible to corruption, according to a new report by Transparency International Australia program, Mining for Sustainable Development (M4SD). The program used the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment (MACRA) tool — created by a Transparency International expert to build a methodology for … Continue reading Mining approval processes at risk of corruption: report
An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire, which disrupted production at the Mount Whaleback iron ore mine in Western Australia. BHP Billiton has confirmed an evacuation took place at the processing facility near Newman before 2pm on Thursday afternoon. “We can confirm a fire has been reported at Mt Whaleback,” a BHP … Continue reading BHP Billiton confirm evacuation amid fire investigation at WA mine
The Queensland department of natural resources and mines (DNRM) has granted the final heritage approval for Carbine Resources’ Mount Morgan gold copper project, southwest of Rockhampton.
The number of young men and women studying science, technology, engineering and maths is steadily declining. Australian Mining speaks to BHP’s chief of staff and head of geoscience, Laura Tyler, about the importance of addressing the STEM skills gap.
BHP Billiton has received approval from the Town of Port Hedland to increase the amount of iron ore it can export through the Western Australian port each year.
Western Australia’s Curtin University is collaborating with mining companies at a new $6.7 million research centre to apply world-class science to the rehabilitation of retired mine sites.
BHP Billiton is considering the divestment of its Fayetteville onshore gas field in the United States, the company reported in its latest operational review.
BHP Billiton has again shot down a proposal by Elliot Associates to restructure the company.
BHP Billiton has rejected a proposal from US hedge fund firm Elliott Associates to alter its company structure and divest its US petroleum assets.
Workers have returned to BHP Billiton’s coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin following Cyclone Debbie.
Jan du Plessis will reportedly step down as Rio Tinto chairman, a position he has held for eight years.
The iron ore price has dropped to its lowest mark in almost a month after falling below $US90 a tonne overnight.
BHP Billiton is investing US$2.2 billion ($2.9 billion) as part of its share in the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 oil project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Intensifying the focus on shareholder value has been identified as a key trend for mining companies in Deloitte’s latest Tracking the Trends industry report.
Woodside Energy, together with Rio Tinto and BHP, are taking part in a joint study to assess the viability of using LNG-fuelled iron ore bulk carriers.
BHP Billiton has released an online auctioning platform for shippers to offer the best haulage price for commodities such as iron ore to its customers.
In Australia, the push for diverse workforces is a mining recruitment trend that looks like it is here to stay. However, don’t expect emerging technologies, like autonomous equipment, to heavily influence workforces just yet.
A Brazilian bank has filed a class action suit against BHP Billiton and joint venture partner Vale, over $2.2 billion notes used to fund the failed Samarco project.
Despite performance challenges South32 believes it remains on track to achieve the 2017 financial year production guidance set at most of its operations.
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is taking measures to help ensure an incident like the Samarco tailings dam failure does not happen again.