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Mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Great PR, but is Twiggy barking up the wrong tree in war-torn, resource-rich Afghanistan?

Andrew Forrest may have good intentions in Afghanistan, but recent history requires us to be far more sceptical about his rhetoric and stated goals.

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Does mining really employ more Indigenous people than any other industry?

Matt Canavan says mining employs Indigenous people at a greater rate than any other industry. Is he correct?

Tips and Murmurs: the light shines in South Africa … heat turned up on unis

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.

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Blame it on Rio: giant miner opens up in Africa, to the delight of China

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.

Clive Palmer and WA Premier Mark McGowan

Will WA’s extraordinary measures against Clive Palmer pay off?

Western Australia has used its legislative power to get itself out of a very bad bargain. But what has been lost in the process?

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After the virus, what will drive our economy and jobs?

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?

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Flat economy offers corona-stimulus lessons as households and business hide in the bunker

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.

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Are there really more full-time baristas than coal miners?

A popular social media post suggests that flat whites are a bigger jobs producer than coal. But does it stack up?

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A scandal in Zambia and the Australian company at its centre

Despite overwhelming opposition, including from 17 chieftains, this mining project looks to be going ahead. This leaves us asking one question: why?

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Protesters win on points at IMARC 

Melbourne is becoming losing territory for climate destroyers. As the crisis intensifies, this kind of protest will be more and more common. 

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