Four executives paid six-figure salaries to drill into untapped industry

Four Northern Territory public service executives are being paid more than $200,000 a year to facilitate a planned gas industry that some experts doubt will ever stack up economically, particularly as terminals for importing gas from "wherever's cheapest" secure approval on the nation's east coast.

UAE says ‘sophisticated’ tanker attacks likely the work of a ‘state actor’

The United Arab Emirates tells United Nations Security Council members that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated operation," most likely by a state actor.

‘We want something more lasting out of this boom’: A mining city’s vision for its future

In WA's remote Pilbara, projects worth $65 billion are on the cards for Karratha over the next five years. While the construction boom will step up demand for fly-in fly-out workers, the city is making longer-term plans for more permanent residents.