Andrew Forrest may have good intentions in Afghanistan, but recent history requires us to be far more sceptical about his rhetoric and stated goals.
Matt Canavan says mining employs Indigenous people at a greater rate than any other industry. Is he correct?
A South African community has had a David and Goliath win in court over mining in its area. Plus other tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.
China's next step in dispensing of its over-reliance on Australia is a massive Simandou iron ore deposit in West Africa, courtesy of Rio Tinto.
Western Australia has used its legislative power to get itself out of a very bad bargain. But what has been lost in the process?
In a world with lower growth and less immigration, Australia's traditional sources of growth won't be able to stimulate jobs growth. What will take their place?
With households and business keeping their wallets shut, only the mining industry and government spending is keeping the economy ticking over. Substantial stimulus is needed both to protect against the coronavirus downturn and lift growth beyond its current insipid level.
A popular social media post suggests that flat whites are a bigger jobs producer than coal. But does it stack up?
Despite overwhelming opposition, including from 17 chieftains, this mining project looks to be going ahead. This leaves us asking one question: why?