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‘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.

How ‘Twig’ Forrest changed the iron ore game in Australia

How ‘Twig’ Forrest changed the iron ore game in Australia

The power of Andrew Forrest, a man of many contradictions, has ramped up over the last decade.

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

A recent report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies has found that circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities have skyrocketed since the arrival coal seam gas mining, and points to significant failures in regulation.

We have enough cheap, easy-to-extract gas to last 100 years. There’s just one problem.

We have enough cheap, easy-to-extract gas to last 100 years. There’s just one problem.

Australia has plenty of cheap gas. The problem is private companies are selling it all overseas, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

How a tiny Environmental Defender’s Office brought mining giant Glencore to heel

How a tiny Environmental Defender’s Office brought mining giant Glencore to heel

How much does the NT government holding in security bonds from mining companies? The companies don't want you to know -- but a tiny band of determined activists have brought the information to light.

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Once feared by governments, mining multinationals are now discovering that the growing hostility to neoliberalism has left them exposed.

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining — wait, what!?

Rundle: Twiggy stands up against mining — wait, what!?

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has successfully fought off a mining lease from a rival miner on his land. However, in doing so he may have set a precedent that can work against him.

Parasitic mining industry won’t stop bleeding Australia dry

Parasitic mining industry won’t stop bleeding Australia dry

The mining lobby wants a new round of punitive industrial relations reforms, at a time when real wages are falling in the sector and productivity booming. But that's the way neoliberalism operates.

Sovereign risk ahead — set investment to full!

Sovereign risk ahead — set investment to full!

Amid claims of sovereign risk and complaints of uncertainty, it seems some companies are prepared to invest a lot in Australia, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.