Western Australia


‘They’ve lost it’: Ontario falls sharply in ranking of mining jurisdictions

‘They’ve lost it’: Ontario falls sharply in ranking of mining jurisdictions

Once the biggest destination for mining investments in Canada, Ontario now ranks among the least attractive provinces in the country, according to a new survey of the global mining industry.The Fraser Institute published its yearly survey of mining companies on investment perceptions Thursday, which showed Ontario had fallen from the seventh most attractive destination worldwide…


For Nine CEO Hugh Marks, happiness is a T-shirt and uggs

For Nine CEO Hugh Marks, happiness is a T-shirt and uggs

Hopefully you can get some downtime after a trip with that many time zones?Yes, I’ll take some time off to head to our property at Berry, just to potter around the house, look after the vegies, check fences, that kind of thing. Over Easter, the extended family go to my Mum and Dad’s place at…


Rio Tinto sounds climate alarm for iron ore’s future

Rio Tinto sounds climate alarm for iron ore’s future

This will affect companies such as Rio’s fellow mining giant BHP, Bluescope Steel, coalminers Whitehaven, New Hope Group and Yancoal, and cement makers Adelaide Brighton and Boral. Last week Swiss mining giant Glencore said it wouldn’t expand its Australian thermal coal production any more, under pressure from investors in the Climate+100 group. Mainstay of prosperityIron…


Almost every voter in NSW is entitled to a handout

Almost every voter in NSW is entitled to a handout

This week, the government offered $250 subsidies for fuel, taxis, train and bus services for pensioner-aged residents of rural areas, which is where Premier Gladys Berejiklian needs to shore up support to retain power.”The $250 rebate is directed at electorates the government is particularly worried about,” said Paul Versteege, a spokesman for the Combined Pensioners…


BHP holds firm in face of calamities and China woes

BHP holds firm in face of calamities and China woes

BHP did warn that unit costs are tracking above full-year guidance due to the series of unwanted production problems described above.But again, there’s no change to full-year guidance.Strong as steelLike Rafael Nadal playing with a bad back at the Australian Open, BHP believes it can muscle through these problems, play catch up in the June…


American Railways Chug Toward Automation

American Railways Chug Toward Automation

SYDNEY—Mining giant Rio Tinto RIO -0.04% PLC calls it the world’s largest robot: mile-long driverless trains traversing the sparsely populated Australian Outback on roughly 1,000 miles of track. American railroad companies, seeking to boost network efficiencies, call it the future.U.S. rail-freight operators say greater automation will make their networks safer and more productive. They point…