The controversial McArthur River Mine operation is once again in the spotlight after former workers say they regularly witnessed barges spill lead-zinc concentrate into the sea while transferring it to export ships in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The cost of rehabilitating the mine on the doorstep of the World-Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park will be almost $300 million higher than previous estimates, Energy Resources of Australia concedes.
Zinc production is set to increase in Australia with a multi-million investment to expand a refinery in north Queensland.
The mining magnate has not returned calls for payment as another contingent of workers embark on pay dispute resolution.
Research at a Queensland university has discovered the geological secret behind a rare earth mineral, critical to building high-tech products essential for future industries.
It's not the mega-mine promised, or feared — but, if we can believe Adani's assurances, it's nonetheless a game changer that will open a vast new coal-mining region, writes Stephen Long.
A rebel Liberal MP says he "had no choice" but to cross the floor over debate on a contentious mining bill in South Australia's Parliament, leading to him being labelled as "destructive" and a "bloody fool".
BHP settles a longstanding tax dispute with the ATO for $529 million, for taxes alleged to be owing between 2003-18.
Nestled on hot red sand 563 kilometres from Adelaide, Roxby Downs officially opened in November 1988 to service BHP's Olympic Dam mine. There are currently 300 jobs available in the town, and plans are being made for the next 100 years.