Retired coal miner Percy Verrall believes compensation should be on the table for workers affected by the insidious black lung disease.
The cash-strapped Western Australian state government will ask Rio Tinto and BHP to pay an upfront multi-billion dollar fee in exchange for cancelling an ongoing levy on their iron ore production.
BHP Billiton is assuring shareholders that it's exploring numerous options for its contentious US shale unit amid pressure from activist investor Elliott Management to carry out a wider review of petroleum operations.
Western Australia may ask Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to pay potentially billions of dollars to end a mining rent tax to help patch a budget decimated by lower commodity prices.
Iron ore tumbled last week, falling below the $US58 a tonne mark on Friday, and volatility risk has risen, according to NAB.
Prospects for the controversial Adani coal mine have dimmed further with the Queensland government saying it wants no role in any federal loan to support the project.
The future of Adani's proposed multibillion-dollar Carmichael coal mine remains under a cloud even after Queensland declared it had settled on a royalty regime.
Queensland cabinet has decided not to grant a royalty holiday for the Adani Carmichael mine.
Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz has labelled George Soros "nuts" and accused him of trying to upset his hopes of developing the Simandou iron ore mine in Guinea, according to a media report.
Major Australian banks have been under pressure to rule out funding Adani's controversial Carmichael mine but the former CEO of Australia's second biggest miner says the Indian giant doesn't need their money anyway.
Sam Walsh has a clear conscience the claims of corruption he has become ensnared in over the miner's actions in Guinea will leave him untouched.
Noble Group Ltd.'s crisis deepened after S&P Global Ratings flagged a risk of default for the commodity trader within a year, triggering a rout in the company's shares before they were suspended in Singapore ahead of a company statement. The 2020 bonds fell to a record low.
Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco, jointly owned by BHP and Vale, says resuming operations this year will be challenging.
There is only a small possibility that the stricken Samarco mine in Brazil will begin operation again this year.
Prices in Port Hedland are starting to rise, after having collapsed near 70 per cent during the past four years.
Australia risks a future looking like "France and not Singapore", the boss of explosives group Orica has warned
The record heap of iron ore on China's doorstep just got even bigger.
Cabinet is yet to reach a decision on whether to offer lower royalties to Indian mining giant Adani.
Deputy premier hoses down suggestions Adani was offered lower royalties.
Action needs to be taken now to avoid power blackouts this summer, government told
South32's shares have risen 28 per cent since the split and it's sitting on a $1.2 billion cash pile, but it's living on borrowed time.
If we're all going to be dead in the long run, shareholders are entitled to ask for a better return while they still draw breath.
The mining magnate has used laws designed to protect indigenous land rights to stop prospectors searching for minerals on his WA cattle farms, angering both traditional Aboriginal landowners and mining community members.
Spot gold rose for a fifth day as investors rethink the outlook for the pace of US interest rate increases.
Mining giants warn laws could put local companies at risk and prevent them from taking up new investments overseas.
Gold and the companies that produce it were back in favour with some of the world's top fund managers last quarter.
Federal Court probe in to Queensland Nickel collapse continues.
Elliott wants BHP to 'think big' in cutting its costs and lifting investor returns.
The latest missive from the activist fund manager is an aggressive assault on BHP's strategy, performance and the billions of dollars Elliott says the company has lost.
Former MP complains about being dragged into court when unwell.