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Mines and mineral resources
Mines and mining
Mining and petroleum
Mining industry
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will the budget be $13.8 billion better off if the mining tax is scrapped?

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann claims scrapping the mining tax would improve the budget position by $13.8 billion.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Joel Fitzgibbon says the Queensland Government recently approved a mine as big as Adani's Carmichael mine. Is he correct?

Labor's resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon claims that a coal mine the same size as Adani's was approved by the Queensland Government during the 2019 federal election campaign, and it "hardly got noticed."
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Fact Check: Is the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine located in the middle of Australia's best agricultural land?

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says the Shenhua Watermark coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in northern New South Wales will be located in the middle of Australia's best agricultural land.
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Fact Check: Did the mining boom play no role in staving off a recession during the global financial crisis?

Australia was among a small handful of the world's advanced economies to avoid recession during the global financial crisis. Wayne Swan, the treasurer during the crisis, claims the mining boom played no role staving off recession.
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Fact Check: Are there really 54,000 people employed in thermal coal mining?

Nationals Party Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie says coal exports will remain critical to regional communities and the economy, and claims that the thermal coal industry employs 54,000 people.
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Fact Check: Are there more full-time baristas than coal industry workers in Australia?

In a widely shared Facebook post mocking those who would dismiss environmentalists as "latte sipping lefties" who hate Australian jobs, the Young Greens claimed that more people were working as full-time baristas in 2019 than were employed in the coal ind
Conference paper

Assessing the impact of lean methods in mining development projects

One of the main challenges that developing countries face is the need to increase productivity. In Chile, the most important productivity gap in both mining and construction industries is the lack of operational efficiency, caused mainly by the low adoption of advance management methods. Hence...
Conference paper

What lies beneath? Exploring the material influence of the underground on urban development in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Drawing on two case studies from the NSW Northern Coalfields, this paper considers economic value, government regulation, public perceptions, and urban development consequences, linking underground materiality with aboveground urban outcomes.

A review of mine rehabilitation condition setting in Western Australia

Rehabilitating land following mining is a major and growing issue for Western Australia, with around 2.5 million hectares of land currently under an active mining lease. This project collected and analysed publicly available information on the conditions for mine site rehabilitation in Western Australia.

The health factor: ignored by industry, overlooked by government

This document describes damning situations where state and federal governments have overlooked or ignored dangerous practices. It highlights the deficiencies of large-scale mining and resource development with emphasis on activities of most concern to communities; coal and unconventional gas.