Less 'take your job and shove it'; more 'I'm off and I'd like a good reference, thanks'.
Mining & Resources
PETER HANNAM Anti-coal seam gas groups say AGL, Santos and the NSW Environment Protection Authority are keeping communities in the dark over the use of highly radioactive material in Gloucester and the Pilliga.
BRIAN ROBINS 2:25pm The mining and exploration company has launched detailed engineering studies as it awaits a green light for a new project near Dubbo.
Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest bought $11 million worth of shares in his Fortescue Metals Group when their value hit a five-year low this week.
Jasmine Ng and David Stringer Gina Rinehart, Asia's richest woman, is set to start exports in September from her new $10 billion iron ore mine undeterred by prices trading near five-year lows and forecast to extend losses next year.
PETER KER Shareholders say remuneration is out of sync with sliding commodity prices.
Tug engineers withdrew plans to strike at Port Hedland, the nation's biggest iron ore port, tug operator Teekay Shipping said late Thursday, removing a threat to exports from BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals.
ELIZABETH KNIGHT The BHP Billiton board has a tough job on its hands, ensuring the company remains prosperous despite the fact the prices of three of the major commodities that underpin its profit performance are in free-fall.
Tess Ingram The iron ore price crunch could force Mineral Resources to put its mines on care and maintenance, managing director Chris Ellison says.
PETER KER Chairman Jac Nasser has sought to clarify why the coal division was split across BHP and the demerger
Today's plunge in iron ore is creating tomorrow's acquisition targets. With prices at a five-year low, only a handful of companies worldwide can make money, while others fight for survival.
PETER KER Megan Clark AC becomes the second Australian appointed to the board this year
PETER KER Any development of the legendary mine in the South Australian outback will be in phases, says the BHP boss.
Julie-Anne Sprague, James Thomson and Jonathan Shapiro The plunging iron ore price is wreaking havoc on Andrew Forrest’s personal fortune, which has more than halved to just $2.8 billion and puts him outside of the top 10 richest people in Australia for the first time since 2006.
Drew Cratchley Shareholders of Kerry Stokes' Seven Group have delivered a first strike against the company's remuneration report, which included a package worth $5.5 million for chief executive Don Voelte in his first year.
BRIAN ROBINS Kidman Resources' shadow-boxing tactics to seek control of KBL Mining are now out in the open as Kidman pushes for a board spill that would give it control of the Mineral Hill gold-copper mine in western NSW.
Chinese President Xi Jinping obviously wasn't speaking for the world's iron-ore producers when he pronounced this month that the risks from his country's slowing growth "aren't that scary." The world's mining giants have wagered $US120 billion ($138 billion) that steel production in China won't peak until as late as 2030.
Amanda Saunders Indian conglomerate Adani has been questioned by the National Stock Exchange of India over claims that the State Bank of India has extended it a $US1 billion ($1.1 billion) credit line to fund its mega coal project in Queensland.
PETER HANNAM Methane levels near coal seam gas fields in Australia have been found to be as much as triple normal levels, raising renewed doubts about the global-warming benefits of using the gas compared with other energy sources.
Tim Binsted and Sarah Thompson Orica has agreed to sell its chemicals business to funds advised by US private equity firm Blackstone Group for $750 million as it seeks to become a pure-play mining company.
China needs to hit its "peak coal" use by 2020 if it is to fulfil its commitment to end growth in climate-warming carbon emissions by the end of the next decade, an influential government think tank said on Tuesday.
The uranium industry is hoping to make trial shipments to India next year as the nation makes plans to move to 25 per cent nuclear power by 2050.
Tess Ingram Rio Tinto has been given approval for a new 70 million tonne a year iron ore mine in the Pilbara.
STEPHEN CAUCHI Even without last week's historic climate change deal between China and the US, oil and coal demand is set to plummet over the next few decades, according to research from Citi.
Angela Macdonald-Smith AGL Energy has surprised the market by naming AES Corporation chief operating officer Andrew Vesey as its new chief executive, replacing Michael Fraser who is stepping down next year.
PETER HANNAM Green groups have called on the Baird government to expand its protection of unique pagoda rock formations in the Blue Mountains after a regional coal miner went into liquidation.
Amanda Saunders Macquarie Bank and one of Australia's wealthiest families, the Wagners, are among the biggest creditors of collapsed iron ore junior Western Desert Resources.
MICHAEL WEST If you joined the dots you’d conclude that taxpayers are going to subsidise Queensland’s Galilee Basin coal project, despite the G20 calls to end subsidies, low coal prices and some dubious economics.
Adani Enterprises won support on Monday from the Indian government and an Australian state to help it build a $US7 billion coal mine, rail and port project.
BRIAN ROBINS The unprecedented decision by Swiss-based commodity trader Glencore to shut down its Australian coal mines for several weeks next month has thrown into into disarray the year-end plans of thousands of its employees as the struggling miner halts production to stem mounting losses.
BRIAN ROBINS Caving in to the mounting pressure due to weak prices, the largest local producer of steaming coal, Glencore, is to halt production at all of its Australian mines for three weeks from mid-December, affecting 8600 employees.