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.
The expected demand for electric vehicles is driving optimism in the global nickel industry and breathing new life into a mothballed mine in the remote East Kimberley after a three-year hiatus.
Chinese businesswoman Sally Zou's AusGold Mining Group is ordered to temporarily shut down its NSW gold mine after the illegal construction of a dam and the deaths of more than 25 kangaroos.
During the mining boom, one of China's biggest gold miners took a gamble and invested $225 million in Australia. It has not paid off.
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.
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".
Locals fear Lithgow could turn into a ghost town if the Wallerawang Power Station — which has sat idle since it closed in 2014 — is not redeveloped soon. But questions are being raised about who will be left with the bill do demolish the site.
Some Aboriginal elders have given their support for a mining operation on Lake Torrens in the Flinders Rangers, which holds a sacred place in Dreamtime legend.