Australia to push miners to set up register of offenders

Mining News Pro - Australia will push its mining industry to set up a register of sexual harassment perpetrators to help rein in abuse, a cabinet minister said, after a state government report detailed cases of “horrifying” and “appalling” behaviour against women.

Australia’s opposition party flags more ambitious emissions goal

Mining News Pro - Australian opposition leader Peter Dutton indicated his group will set a target before the next election for a bigger cut in emissions, but said that coal and gas should continue to be “a part of the mix.”

BP to lead giant green hydrogen project in Western Australia

Mining News Pro - BP Plc acquired a stake in and will lead one of the world’s largest clean energy projects, which aims to supply green hydrogen from Australia to key markets including South Korea and Japan.

Yancoal Australia rejects $1.8bn takeover bid from China’s Yankuang

Mining News Pro - Yancoal Australia (ASX: YAL) rejected on Tuesday a $1.8 billion takeover bid from its largest shareholder, saying that both the value and the proposed structure of the deal were not in the best interests of its minority shareholders.

Glencore expected to dismiss bid for Yancoal Australia stake

Mining News Pro - Glencore is expected to dismiss a $3.60 per share offer for its minority stake in Yancoal Australia as it considers the Chinese majority owner’s bid for the coal producer offensively low.

Chinese, Australian investors battle for largest lithium deposit

Mining News Pro - Australia’s AVZ Minerals Ltd. is battling to retain control of what is potentially the world’s largest untapped lithium deposit amid ownership claims from Chinese investors, according to Boatman Capital.

Tianqi produces Australia’s first battery grade lithium hydroxide

Mining News Pro - Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia (TLEA) announced Wednesday the first production of battery-grade lithium from its plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, marking the first-time battery-grade lithium, or lithium hydroxide monohydrate (LHM), has been produced in Australia in commercial quantities.

Australia’s slow warming to electric cars may get election boost

Mining News Pro - One of the world’s biggest laggards in electric vehicle adoption, Australia, is finally warming to the idea.

Pentagon asks Congress to fund mining projects in Australia

Mining News Pro - The US Department of Defense has asked Congress to let it fund facilities in the United Kingdom and Australia that process strategic minerals used to make electric vehicles and weapons, calling the proposal crucial to national defense.

A coal mining hub could decide Australia’s future

Mining News Pro - A coal-mining community that has elected the same political party for more than a century could decide Australia’s next government this month in an election that has divided the nation over how to battle climate change.

Australian court greenlights MMG’s Tasmania tailings dam study

Mining News Pro - In what has been labelled a ‘pro-mining judgement against the environment’ by a non-governmental organization, Chinese-owned base metals producer MMG Inc. (HK: 1208) has won the right to continue preliminary works for a controversial mine tailings dam inside the takayna/Tarkine rainforest in Tasmania’s west.

Epiroc to acquire Australian electrification specialist

Mining News Pro - Mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc has agreed to acquire JTMEC, an Australian company which specialises in electrical infrastructure, supporting the transition to battery electrification in the process.

Record boost in Australia’s critical mineral resources

Mining News Pro - Geoscience Australia has reported significant increases in Australia’s inventories of critical mineral resources.

Australia begins long road to retraining thousands of coal workers for clean energy roles

Mining News Pro - The sudden speed of the shift to clean power is forcing Australia, a global champion of coal and gas, to confront one of the energy industry’s biggest challenges — how to transition millions of fossil fuel workers to new roles in wind and solar.

Western Australia is world’s new top mining destination

Mining News Pro - Resource-rich Western Australia has been picked the most attractive region for mining investment in 2021, replacing the US state of Nevada, which fell to the third place in the latest annual survey of mining companies released by think-tank the Fraser Institute.

Rio takes full control of Rusal alumina partnership in Australia

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Group has taken full control of an alumina refinery it owns with United Co. Rusal International PJSC in Australia, formally removing access to a key source of raw material for the Russian aluminum giant.

How long will Australia dine out on its iron ore?

Mining News Pro - Iron ore and coal to drive $425 billion windfall for resources exports in 2021-22 according to Canberra forecasters

Australia sees global uncertainty driving resource export earnings to record

Mining News Pro - Australia’s mining and energy export earnings are forecast to reach a record A$425 billion ($318 billion) in 2021-22, although prices of its key iron ore shipments are expected to ease, the government said on Monday.

Australian uranium explorers Deep Yellow, Vimy agree on $493m merger deal

Mining News Pro - Australia-listed uranium explorers Deep Yellow Limited and Vimy Resources agreed on a A$658 million ($493.24 million) merger of its business, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.

Australia unveils $360m in critical minerals funding to offset China dominance

Mining News Pro - Australia announced almost A$500 million ($360 million) in funding to boost the output of critical minerals, aiming to diversify supply for its allies and counter China’s dominance of the global market.

Australia’s Nickel Mines drops share purchase plan amid market volatility

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Nickel Mines Ltd dropped its A$18 million ($13.24 million) share purchase plan (SPP) on Friday, in the wake of market volatility caused mainly by Tsingshan Holding Group’s short squeeze.

Australian miners ramp up search for lithium to meet EV demand

Mining News Pro - Exploration spending by Australian-listed miners hit an eight-year high in the fourth quarter of 2021, driven by the search for new lithium resources to meet surging demand from battery and electric vehicle makers.

Australian mining billionaire to invest $2.2bn in renewable energy project

Mining News Pro - Australian iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest, who’s been betting big on a global green revolution, said on Sunday he was investing A$3 billion ($2.2 billion) in renewable energy in central Queensland.

Coal will exit Australia’s power market despite AGL’s recalcitrance

Mining News Pro - The bid by a green billionaire to buy Australia’s most polluting company may have stumbled at the first hurdle, but it’s likely the race is far from over.

IGO wins auction for Glencore CSA Australia mine

Mining News Pro - IGO Ltd has won an auction to buy Glencore Plc’s CSA copper mine in western New South Wales, according to a local media report.

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