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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.