Anna Patty New coal seam gas exploration laws could provide a "back door" for mining companies to enter private land holdings without permission, farming and green groups have warned.
Donna Page It was meant to be a remediation program to repair extensive mine subsidence damage to Sugarloaf State Conservation Area in the Lower Hunter.
Ben Cubby, Sam Rigney The tiny NSW town of Bulga has won a three-year battle against mining giant Rio Tinto when a court overturned a state government-endorsed decision to allow it to dig an open-cut coalmine next to the...
Daniel Hurst Queensland's ban on uranium mining will be lifted, with the Newman government confirming the decades-long prohibition is to be axed.
Sean Nicholls FARMERS, environmental groups and miners have joined forces to condemn the state government's new regime for how coal seam gas drilling and coal mining may be carried out in NSW.
Ben Cubby, Environment Editor Mining and coal seam gas drilling across farmland, wineries and horse studs will face tighter controls, under a series of new plans unveiled by the state government today.
The Gillard government's controversial $11 billion mining tax has cleared its final hurdle and passed the Senate.
Adam Morton A DECISION on whether several mines will open in Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness will be made without the federal government considering expert advice that it deserves national, and possibly world,...
Darren Cartwright MINERS and farmers are seething over the timing of the Queensland government's declared protection of the Lake Eyre Basin under Wild Rivers legislation.
Phillip Coorey THE Greens leader, Bob Brown, is to increase pressure on the government to strengthen its mining tax just days before his party assumes control of the Senate, which will give it the final say on the...
Peter Martin The impact of the carbon tax on the mining industry will be "trivial" - so small that for practical purposes it will be "invisible," according to one of Australia's leading labour market economists.
BOB IRWIN made it to 72 before getting arrested for the first time.
Phillip Coorey, Ben Cubby The Gillard government has shaved $300 million from its $11.1 billion mining tax to win the support of the independents and all but secure the passage of its last unfinished major reform through the...
Kym Agius The Greens will fight next year's state election on coal seam gas.
Ben Cubby The mining boom is encroaching on some of the last publicly owned wilderness areas in the state, according to a new report from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
Josephine Tovey Bruce Tyrrell hands a petition to Upper Hunter MP in call to ban coal seam gas mining in the Hunter Valley.
All coal seam gas projects should be halted while a scientific investigation of their impact on farm land is carried out, key independent MP Tony Windsor says.
Ben Cubby Simmering tensions over the coal seam gas beneath the state's farming country boiled over at dawn yesterday, when farmers parked heavy machinery across a planned drilling site on the Liverpool...
Ben Cubby The government has confirmed its commitment to establishing the major new Dharawal National Park near Campbelltown, an area of pristine bushland and rivers about two-thirds the size of the Royal...
Rural NSW will resemble an industrial wasteland unless the state government puts a brake on mining and coal seam gas (CSG) exploration, the head of a protest group has warned.