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Brief View of Mining News Australia

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A plan by Caterpillar to use urine based drug and alcohol tests for its Burnie manufacturing plant in Tasmania is "outdated and inaccurate," according to the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.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.

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