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.
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.
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?
Crikey readers discuss the government's economic non-platform, the threat of mining to Queensland and Australia's privacy laws.
'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.'
Joel Fitzgibbon's claim doesn't stack up.
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.
Scott Morrison's adulation for mining bordered on melodrama last week. Of course, it's not exactly out of character.
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.