Former Mongolian finance minister Bayartsogt Sangajav has been arrested by Swiss prosecutors as part of a corruption probe concerning development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, Mongolia’s largest public project to date.
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
The United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office says it has opened an investigation into suspected corruption by Rio Tinto in Guinea.
QLD state member for Mirani, Jim Pearce, claims he will expose ‘corruption’ at Anglo American’s Queensland coal operations.
Fossil fuels environmental group Lock the Gate Alliance has suffered a tactical loss against the New Acland Stage 3 coal project, with complaints rejected by the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC)
Indonesian parliamentary speaker is under pressure to resign after he was recorded demanding company shares in exchange for his support for a mining operation.
NuCoal Resources have suffered another blow after their case against the Independent Commission Against Corruption was rejected by the Supreme Court.
The New Acland coal mine expansion has received a draft authority from the Queensland government, but not without ongoing controversy.
A new set of criteria for mining approvals in NSW will get a workout as a result of several Shenhua directors who are being investigated for corruption in China.
The fugitive CEO of Colombian gold company CI Goldex was captured this week and will be charged for his involvement in money-laundering schemes.
Vale said it might consider settling the Simandou iron ore fight with Rio Tinto out of court.
Greens senator Christine Milne will introduce a bill to compel mining companies to report significant financial dealings with foreign governments.
The trust in charge of BSG Resources has brought ex-FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate corruption claims over the Simandou tenements in Guinea.
BSGR Resources, which has been accused of bribery and corruption by Rio Tinto over the Simandou deposit, is suing Guinea and its president.
Rio Tinto has filed a legal complaint in the US against Vale and other groups over the loss of its Simandou mining concessions.
Profits from corrupt dealings in the mining industry will more easily recoverable, with two new bills passed to the NSW upper house on Wednesday.
Over the coming weeks Australian Mining will be showing you what to expect in the year ahead, in a 10 part series which will analyse the top ten trends for 2014.
The New South Wales Resources Minister Chris Hartcher has resigned as the corruption watchdog raids his parliamentary office.
Resource nationalism, corrupt governments, changing domestic laws, culture and lack of transparency are all major risks for miners operating in high risk regions.
The head of junior miner Brockman Mining has been charged with corruption in Hong Kong after being under investigation since October 2011.