Minerals Council Of Australia
Michael Green Australia’s Uniting Church has voted to sell its investments in fossil fuel corporations and other groups are following suit.
Gareth Hutchens State governments have spent nearly $18 billion supporting mining and energy companies over the past six years, a leading think tank says.
Conservationists are fond of pointing out that if state governments had kept sole charge of environmental protection, there would be oil rigs over the Great Barrier Reef, a dam across the Franklin...
Tom Arup The forecast expansion of Australian coal mining and exports would be the world's second-largest contributor of new carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels if fully realised, research by...
Lucy Carroll and Philip Ly It's been years since Mad Men-style drinking was tolerated on the job, but in workplaces across Australia there remains a wide variation in where, when and how much alcohol is allowed.
Tom Arup The Victorian government has quietly reclaimed a brown coal allocation in the Latrobe Valley.
Federal Labor MP Andrew Leigh says the government won't be supporting a race to the bottom on wages after a new report said the mining industry faces some of the highest labour costs in the world.
Lenore Taylor INCREASES in royalties charged by conservative state governments will cost many mining companies more in the short term than the minerals resource rent tax, the industry's peak body says.
Phillip Coorey PRESSURE is building on the Gillard government to release the figures supplied to it by the minerals giants that were used to underpin its mining tax revenue forecasts of $11.
Phillip Coorey THE Coalition has vowed to take back superannuation increases granted to workers as part of its promise to rescind the mining tax.
Phillip Coorey THE mining tax has escaped Julia Gillard's declaration that 2011 will be a year of decision and delivery with the government not confident the legislation will even pass the lower house before the...
Lenore Taylor THE secretary of the Department of Climate Change has accused industry groups of making unfair comparisons in their multi-million dollar television and print advertising campaign which describes...
The mining industry has accused the federal government of vindictiveness after it was left off the invitation list for October's tax forum.
Phillip Coorey THE industry organisations planning an advertising campaign against the government's plans to price carbon were vested interests with no belief in economic reform, the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, said...
Phillip Coorey THE lower house independent Andrew Wilkie has cast doubt on the passage of the government's mining tax by siding with the Greens, who demand the tax be amended to make more revenue.
Michelle Grattan After almost a year in office, the PM's popularity is plummeting. Is there any way back?
Adam Morton and Peter Martin Tens of thousands of people rally around Australia to 'say yes' to action on climate change.
Phillip Coorey THE specialist group set up to negotiate with miners the fine print of the revamped mining tax has been unable to solve the key sticking point of refunding royalties and will hand the problem to the...
Phillip Coorey CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT THE government is considering withholding revenue from states if they try to gouge the profits of the federal mining tax by increasing royalties.
Mining companies and mining industry associations spent more than $8 million on political campaigning during 2010-11, much of it donated direct to the Liberal and National parties.