Bob Katter is calling for North Queensland to be granted statehood, and self governing rights.
McArthur River Mining is facing a maximum $1 million fine following the leak of thousands of litres of fuel from a storage tank on site.
Katter’s Australian Party parliamentary leader Shane Knuth has slammed Kaga’s Baal Gammon zinc mine in Queensland for putting agriculture and tourism at risk.
Xstrata has announced plans to increase zinc production five percent by accelerating production at the Lady Loretta mine and extending the life of its Handlebar Hill site.
TriAusMin says 400 mining jobs could be on offer if its plans to recommence operations at the abandoned Woodlawn mine near Tarago in NSW are successful.
The majority of Kagara’s 325 workers look set to lose their jobs after the company’s move into voluntary administration.
MMG has been fined more than $40 000 for its zinc spill in 2009.
The development of the Ernest Henry mine has added another 12 years onto its life.