Documents obtained by the ABC reveal Brisbane law firm AJ & Co proposed an aggressive strategy for mining giant Adani to shut down critics and pressure the Queensland Government to bring the Carmichael mine to life.
Eight employees of Brazilian mining company Vale SA, including two executives, are arrested as part of a criminal investigation into the cause of a deadly dam disaster that claimed the life of more than 160 people.
The Queensland Government is poised to act against Indian energy giant Adani over the release of coal-laden floodwaters from its coal port at Abbot Point in the state's north.
A frontier opal mining town in remote South Australia prepares to fight the State Government over moves to permanently evict its residents.
The Queensland Government is checking whether mining firm Adani has again breached its environmental licence for releasing water into a coastal wetland beside Abbot Point coal terminal.
Brazil's latest dam disaster is a human and environmental tragedy raising questions about how mining giants store their waste, but it's also sending iron ore markets into a tailspin, raking in millions of extra royalties for government coffers.
Plans for a new coal mine near Gloucester, on the NSW mid-north coast, are scuttled by the Chief Justice of the Land and Environment Court, who claimed it would be in the "wrong place at the wrong time".
Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan says there are "a lot of people excited about the potential for liquid production in the shale fields of the Beetaloo Basin".
Monsoonal rain hitting north Queensland results in a release of water from Indian mining giant Adani's Abbot Point coal terminal site into adjacent wetlands.
Thousands of people who lived and worked in Wittenoom have died from asbestos-related diseases, but the impact on the Pilbara's Aboriginal people has been disproportionate.