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
The mining giant told the Juukan Gorge inquiry penalties for breaches of Aboriginal heritage protection laws should match community expectations
BHP has told a parliamentary inquiry it has no intention of gagging traditional owners but admits the mining industry must rebuild trust with Aboriginal groups.
The head of the world’s biggest gold producer sees the price of the precious metal remaining ‘elevated’ as governments continue pandemic stimulus spending.
The miner’s highly anticipated final investment decision will see the creation of 200 long-term jobs, with more than half of production to come from a new deposit.
The contractor has been named preferred mining tenderer for the 1.25 million-ounce venture near Marble Bar.
Mark McGowan has urged Rio Tinto to relocate its head office from London to Perth, saying the move made sense given the lion’s share of the company’s profits came from WA.
New gold producer provides much anticipated guidance on first payout to shareholders.
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.
Western Australian Greens member Robin Chapple has revealed he has been diagnosed with asbestosis, more than four decades after his time working near the contaminated Wittenoom site.
International and domestic travel restrictions have held-up plans by struggling miner to sell its entire copper portfolio.
The contractor will be looking to take further advantage of the Pilbara’s booming iron ore environment after securing the contract.
Red 5’s bid to propel itself into the realms of Australia’s mid-tier goldminers has received a shot in the arm with a detailed plan for a standalone plant at its King of The Hills mine.
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.
Rio Tinto made a big mistake. The recovery path will be long. But as The West Australian reports today, encouraging signs are emerging.
BHP has rejected a proposed moratorium on mining activities that might impact cultural heritage sites across Australia until relevant laws are strengthened.
Shares in Redbank Copper have soared upon relisting after WA family-owned investment company Wyllie Group backed a rebirth of the former Michael Fotios-controlled entity.
The billionaire’s six-year battle to keep Quarry Park off his beloved Minderoo Station could come down to how well the sand miner pegged out its proposed prospecting areas.
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.
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One of WA entrepreneur Kerry Stokes’ private companies will help to bankroll funding for early stage works at the salt and sulphate of potash project near Karratha.
Major shareholder DGO Gold will tip $12m into the raising after seeking its own cash for other exploration projects.
Peter Wright’s descendants received $230m in dividends thanks to strong demand from China and higher prices for the steel-making ingredient.
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