The federal Government will commit $100 million to secure additional private investment in vital greenfields mineral exploration “to drive the next wave of mineral discoveries crucial to the resources sector and the Australian economy”.
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has joined with Chinese real estate firm Shanghai CRED to bid $365 million for Australia’s largest private landholding, S Kidman & Co.
Second time around, the Federal Government has approved the development of Australia’s largest coal mine.
The Environment Department has published a draft set of guidelines which aims to improve how proponents engage and consult Indigenous people during the environmental assessment process.
Senior members of the Federal Government have expressed alarm at a Federal Court decision to overturn approval for the giant Carmichael coal mine planned by the Indian firm Adani in central Queensland.
Clive Palmer has lost his High Court challenge to the now defunct carbon tax.
A deal between the Coalition Government and the Palmer United Party in September 2014 saw the repeal of the controversial mining tax.
The deal struck between the Government and Palmer United Party to secure abolition of the mining tax has drawn angry protests from the superannuation industry and small business.
The Government has been doing nothing to dampen widespread speculation that the next generation of submarines for the Australian navy will be bought off-the-shelf from Japan.
A deal between the Coalition Government and the Palmer United Party has seen the repeal of the controversial mining tax introduced by the Gillard Government in 2010.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane and then Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos have released a discussion paper on the Exploration Development Incentive (EDI).
The Senate has rejected the Coalition Government’s legislation to repeal the mining tax, the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT).