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Rio Tinto rethink: it’s time for the miner to cut colonial baggage, pay more

Rio Tinto could do worse than relocating its global headquarters to Australia if it wants to repair its rocky image.

Still from the Minerals Council's new ad campaign. (Image: YouTube)

Australian mining is helping cure cancer. No, really…

The Minerals Council has launched a desperate PR campaign to try to win Aussies over.

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Are there really more full-time baristas than coal miners?

A popular social media post suggests that flat whites are a bigger jobs producer than coal. But does it stack up?

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How fossil fuel donations dominated the 2019 election

Record levels of fossil fuel donations were pumped into our political system last year. Advocates for climate action were totally outgunned.

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Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

The persistence of climate denialism in Australian politics reflects the wealth of mining and energy companies prepared to use a deeply flawed political system to wield power.

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NSW issues ‘catastrophic’ fire warning

Good morning, early birds. Greater Sydney is reportedly drier than before the 2001 fires, and the accountability of police is being called into question. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Energy sector fired up donations as electricity dominated politics

The energy debate led to a windfall for the major parties.

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No survivors recovered from Lion Air crash

Good morning, early birds! No survivors have been recovered from crashed Lion Air flight JT610, the mining sector argues that decarbonisation will rely on a minerals boom, and long-standing German leader Angela Merkel has announced she will step down. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australian politics isn’t fit for purpose in a burning world

While the Coalition government has many climate denialists in its ranks, fossil fuel companies can also wield systemic power to make sure the political system works in their interests, not the community's.

Rogue, out-of-control union mysteriously fails to get wage rises

The mining industry says industrial relations reform is urgently needed to rein in mining unions. Wages growth data begs to differ.

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