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Can Australian companies escape doing deals with dictators?

Can Australian companies escape doing deals with dictators?

Few places are considered off limits for Australian mining companies operating in Africa, including Eritrea, one of the most repressed and politically unstable places in the world.

Dirty money and blurred lines

Dirty money and blurred lines

It’s the new frontier for Australian mining but our fraught expansion into Africa now goes back decades, and early missteps in the continent are proving hard to shake off.

The new frontier

The new frontier

Mining in Africa's developing nations can be fraught, with both small cap companies and governments looking to make sizable profits. But who are the winners and losers in this mad dash for cash?

Congratulations, Australia: you played yourself

Congratulations, Australia: you played yourself

Crikey readers discuss the government's economic non-platform, the threat of mining to Queensland and Australia's privacy laws.

What is left in the wake of a mining bonanza?

What is left in the wake of a mining bonanza?

'As a West Australian I’d like to remind Queensland, and the nation at large, that the mining industry is better at digging holes than it is at fulfilling promises.'

Does Australia really have a ‘green tape’ crisis?

Does Australia really have a ‘green tape’ crisis?

As evidence mounts of a major environmental crisis, Scott Morrison says "green tape" is deterring investment and destroying jobs.

UK Parliament rejects ‘no deal’ Brexit by slim margin

UK Parliament rejects ‘no deal’ Brexit by slim margin

Good morning, early birds. UK parliament has narrowly voted to bar a "no deal" Brexit outcome "under any circumstances", and Home Affairs is set to conduct an audit of internal processes following the Paladin controversy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

‘How good is mining?’: Scott Morrison’s fawning address to the Minerals Council

‘How good is mining?’: Scott Morrison’s fawning address to the Minerals Council

Scott Morrison's adulation for mining bordered on melodrama last week. Of course, it's not exactly out of character.

Not a company tax cut in sight, but investment is set to surge

Not a company tax cut in sight, but investment is set to surge

Despite the lack of a big business tax cut, investment in Australia is on the rise — so much so that mining companies are now warning that workers might actually get real wages rises.