The resources sector has welcomed new rules that provide for reduced isolation periods for COVID cases and their close contacts when the State Government deems WA to be a high caseload environment.
Chinese-backed Murray Zircon has called for an extraordinary meeting of shareholders of Image Resources to remove three members of the WA mineral sands miner’s board and replace them with its own nominees.
Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting will sponsor the Australian Olympic Team through to 2026, an agreement hailed by the Australian Olympic Committee as a ‘major commitment to Australian Sport.’
Shares in Newcrest Mining slumped to a three-year low after the gold producer disappointed the market with lower than expected production and higher costs in the December quarter.
Ramelius Resources boss Mark Zeptner has described the shortage of truck drivers in WA as “parlous” with the State’s delayed border re-opening and 14-day quarantine periods worsening the crisis.
An agreement between Trigg Mining and traditional owners in the northern Goldfields will allow the company to expand its Lake Throssell sulphate of potash project.
Scepticism has greeted government claims that Australia LNG could help alleviate a potential energy crunch in Europe.
OZ Minerals is keeping a close eye on WA’s border restrictions as it weighs a decision on the development of its $1.1 billion West Musgrave nickel-copper project in the second half of the year.
Western Areas boss Dan Lougher says the nickel miner has continued to make major strides in the development of its long-life Odysseus project as intrigue grows around its proposed takeover by IGO.
Evolution Mining boss Jake Klein says WA is “deferring the inevitable” by keeping its border closed and says the challenge of COVID in the workplace “can be managed”.
Mining magnate Clive Palmer has revealed he is launching a new court battle with WA Premier Mark McGowan and is seeking an eye-watering amount of cash.
Fortescue Metals Group has received a below average score on its ESG credentials from S&P Global Ratings but is a high performer against its mining peers.
Market analysts have raised concerns about Mineral Resources’ ability to achieve higher prices for its iron ore.
Labour constraints were behind a drop in iron ore mining at Mineral Resources’ Yilgarn Hub.
St Barbara has reported a slight decrease in gold output across its operations in the December quarter, including the historic Gwalia mine near Leonora.
Matsa Resources has received ministerial consent to sell its Red October and Devon gold projects to Linden Gold in a $20 million deal.
Perth Airport has ordered a “significant supply” of rapid antigen tests in response to the growing threat from the highly infectious Omicron strain.
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AMWU WA state secretary Steve McCartney has lashed the handling of a COVID-19 outbreak at a South West lithium hydroxide plant, saying hundreds of potentially infected workers were ‘completely in the dark’.
The future of the uranium industry in WA does not look bright according to a leading sustainability expert, despite continued optimism from major players in the sector.
It’s understood as many as 13 workers contracted the virus while dozens more close contacts are in isolation awaiting testing results.
The billionaire has still to declare his hand in IGO’s $1.1 billion agreed takeover bid for Western Areas
The tax office has failed in an $700 million-plus appeal against a Federal Court ruling giving Shell immediate tax deductions from buying out Chevron’s stake in the stalled Browse gas project.
A Sydney stockbroker has fired off at Mark McGowan, labelling him a “knob”, as he also blasts Rio Tinto and BHP for backing the Premier’s move to delay reopening WA border.
Rio Tinto has agreed a $US2.4 billion ($3.4b) deal to forgive the Mongolian government’s share of debt for the construction of the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in the country.
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