Indian mining firm Adani says it expects to start work on its coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin within weeks, creating thousands of jobs. But how exactly will that future unfold from here?
The most divisive project in recent Australian history can finally break ground. But sceptics still struggle to see how Adani will turn a profit from a remote thermal coal mine in the era of the Paris climate agreement.
After nearly nine years in the planning, fierce protests and endless political debate, mining giant Adani is granted its final environmental approval and can now begin work on its Carmichael mine.
Following the election, Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon described the debate surrounding the Adani mine in Queensland as "crazy", saying that a mine just as big had been approved in the state during the campaign. Is he correct?
The fiancee of a 27-year-old man killed in one of Australia's worst mining disasters is still heartbroken, saying the "pain is still there" on the 30th anniversary of his death.
The fiance of a 27-year-old man killed in one of Australia's worst mining disasters is still heartbroken, saying the "pain is still there" on the 30th anniversary of his death.
The Northern Territory Government lifts its three-year moratorium on exploration fracking for onshore shale gas in the Beetaloo Basin, and expects engineering works could resume within days.
Mining lobbyists and environmentalists say a go-ahead for Adani tomorrow would be monumental for the Galilee Basin, possibly paving the way for six other mines in the region but analysts say some projects may not be viable.
Electric cars and wind turbines could be pivotal to fuelling the next outback mining boom, with resource companies and start-ups worried Australia is not making the most of a new wave of mining activity across the nation.
King Midas has left his mark again on the same Western Australian gold mine which made global headlines last year after producing some of the biggest gold specimens ever seen.