The Traditional Owners have handed their submission to the parliamentary inquiry probing the Juukan Gorge blast, accusing the miner of a deep-seated culture of ‘minimum compliance’.
Investment in the State’s resources sector has risen for the first time since the last mining boom in 2012-13, with $129b worth of projects now in the pipeline.
The MoU will allow Rio to also use the Chinese port as a transhipment hub, which could help better serve steel mills in China’s north.
Mining giant’s decision to modernise agreements puts cloud of uncertainty over operations, growth plans and royalty arrangements.
Rio Tinto’s decision to sack three top executives after the Juukan Gorge disaster show how our biggest super funds are drawing a corporate ethics line in the sand.
The former premier, who was in power when the mining giant was approved to blow up the heritage site, says those who failed to stop it should be held to account.
Ben Harvey and Sean Smith
Mining giant seeks to clarify position on cultural heritage ahead of appearance before parliamentary committee investigating destruction of ancient shelters in the Pilbara by Rio Tinto.
The contractor will be looking to take further advantage of the Pilbara’s booming iron ore environment after securing the contract.
Rio Tinto’s new iron ore boss Ivan Vella says his priorities will be restoring staff morale and rebuilding the company’s damaged relationships with Indigenous groups in the Pilbara.
LEADERSHIP MATTERS: Federal Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt told guests potential mine sites should be accessed by Indigenous rangers and owners to identify areas of risk.
Rio Tinto is likely to boost staff numbers in WA as pressure mounts on the London-headquartered mining giant to focus more resources on the area from which it derives the majority of its earnings.
Peter Wright’s descendants received $230m in dividends thanks to strong demand from China and higher prices for the steel-making ingredient.
Stockpiles in the world’s top buyer of iron ore swelled to 119 million tonnes last week — the highest since April 10.
Jean-Sebastien “JS” Jacques’ departure from Rio in the wake of the legal blasting of ancient Indigenous rock shelters at Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara marks a watershed moment for the mining industry.
Danielle Le Messurier
Indigenous leaders have welcomed the resignations of Rio Tinto’s executives in response to the shocking destruction of cultural heritage in the Pilbara, but say more needs to be done.
Rangi Hirini & Annabel Hennessy
Rio chairman Simon Thompson has denied the company was caught out by the level of outrage from shareholders over the Juukan Gorge disaster.
‘The fact it took the board this long to make individuals accountable for the destruction of the rock shelters tells you there is a lot of work still to be done.’
The clean out at the top of Rio Tinto following the destruction of ancient Indigenous sites in the Pilbara has been described as a watershed moment by WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt.
Daniel Newell and Rangi Hirini
Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques, Perth-based iron ore chief Chris Salisbury and corporate relations boss Simone Niven will depart the company.
Deterra Royalties wants to diversify into base, precious and battery metals, as well as energy
Iluka last year collected $85m in royalties from BHP, with that figure set to almost treble to $224m once South Flank becomes operational.
The traditional owners of an ancient Pilbara heritage site destroyed by Rio Tinto have confirmed they have held talks with the miner’s global chief executive, Jean-Sebastien Jacques.
Annabel Hennessy and Danielle Le Messurier
Analysis has put the hit to Australia from China’s development of the giant Simandou iron ore deposit in Africa at more than $14 billion, with the authors warning of a turf war in the Pilbara.
Fewer shipments from big miners and port congestion saw imports of the steel-making ingredient slip from a record high in July, but it was still up on the same time last year.
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