The world's largest uranium producer, Canada's Cameco, wants to develop the mine potentially leading to the clearing of 2,500 hectares of native vegetation, causing environmentalists and traditional owners deep concern.
A major expansion of BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine is another step closer, with the South Australian Government declaring it a major development proposal.
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.
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.
Midnight Oil are on their first world tour in two decades, with frontman and former politician Peter Garrett responding to criticism about his stance on the environment after politics.
The Tjiwarl Aboriginal Corporation asks the WA Conservation Council to stop suggesting they support legal action against a proposed uranium mine at Yeelirrie.
Three years after signing a civilian nuclear supply treaty, the Federal Government confirms the first shipment of Australian uranium has left for India.
With the future of the Northern Territory town of Jabiru in the balance, a representative of traditional owners, a store manager and a local councillor talk about their hopes for the community.
If the Northern Territory town of Jabiru, near Kakadu National Park, is to stay afloat after the Ranger uranium mine ceases to operate, decisions will need to be made soon to avoid the loss of essential services, infrastructure and people, a report commissioned by Energy Resources of Australia warns.
Uranium firms are unfazed by a potential five-year deadline to get their projects up and running in WA, after the State Government would not guarantee approvals on existing projects would be extended.