Western Australian mining companies could cost the state government up to $2.4 billion if they decide to fight the proposed $5-a-tonne ‘levy’ on iron ore exports. The fee, which up until now has been $0.25-a-tonne, could be successfully challenged in a court of law, Murdoch University law lecturer Lorraine Finlay told the ABC. If the … Continue reading Mine companies could cost WA Govt $2.4 billion
QLD state member for Mirani, Jim Pearce, claims he will expose ‘corruption’ at Anglo American’s Queensland coal operations.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has carried out a search of Excalibur Mining’s offices over allegations of insider trading.
A former Callide coal miner is suing Anglo American over a truck accident he claims has kept him out of work, however Anglo claims the man is lying.
Anglo American’s revised plans for its Drayton South coal mine expansion have been approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, despite Anglo’s plans to completely exit its Australian operations.
Workers who reportedly continually bullied a colleague for working too hard have lost their unfair dismissal case.
Rio Tinto has been ordered to pay a former coal miner more than a million dollars in damages after illegally standing him down.
Macmahon has been fined $75,000 for the death of a worker at Glencore’s CSA copper mine.
Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek coal mine has been fined $50,000 after illegally standing down an injured miner.
A panel commissioned to investigate the cause of BHP and Vale’s Samarco mine dam failure have released their findings.
WorkSafe New Zealand has dropped all charges and appeals against former Pike River coal mine head Peter Whitall after his insurer paid survivors and the victims’ families.
Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) has pleaded guilty to safety failure charges after the deaths of underground workers its Mt Lyell site in 2013.
A new mining code has been launched by the World Initiative of Mining Lawyers (WIOML) to aid countries in both attracting investment and securing benefits for their own economies.
Contractor Crushing Services International has been fined after a work was seriously burned in an arc flash incident.
Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has created a free set of online legal resources for explorers to assist them with implementing early stage projects.
Bluescope Steel is suing the Wollongong Australian Workers Union branch for an unauthorised strike in May, with the branch saying if the action was successful it would likely mean the end.
Duro Felguera believes it is owed more than $100 million by Samsung C&T for work at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine.
Arch Coal has escaped possible litigation from creditors after securing support to work its way out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Miners will carry out 24 hours of strikes today at the Griffin Coal mine after workers’ pay was cut by more than 40 per cent.
Rio Tinto has been fined $24,000, payable to the CFMEU, after it denied workers access to paid sick leave.