| Swan says mining tax is good to go
Treasurer Wayne Swan will today reveal new economic modelling showing the benefits that will flow from the mining tax.
| Payments by miners to be more transparent
Resources minister Martin Ferguson says Australia will trial an international program that publishes company payments and Government revenues from mining.
| Genocide claims against Rio Tinto reinstated
A US federal appeals court has reversed the dismissal of genocide and war crime charges against Rio Tinto by landowners in Papua New Guinea.
| Self contained mining town labelled 'ridiculous'
The Queensland Planning and Environment Court's approval of a 'self contained mining community' may set a dangerous precedent, a local council claims.
| Urine tests fail workers, AMWU says
A plan by Caterpillar to use urine based drug and alcohol tests for its Burnie manufacturing plant in Tasmania is "outdated and inaccurate," according to the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.
| Rio mining technology sees visit from Royals
Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future technology saw a visit from the Duke of Edinburgh prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth.
| Coal miners allowed collective negotiations for Dudgeon Point
The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for coal miners to collectively negotiate with Dudgeon Point terminal management.
| JSF manufacturer targets mining sector to cover defence loss
UK-based defence company, BAE Systems, is targeting Australia's manufacturing for mining sector as a possible growth area to supplement its income.
| Murchison Metals co-founder quits
Murchison Metals co-founder Paul Kopejtka has quit the board of the company after being axed from his role as executive chairman several months ago.