Mining

From Closure to New Purpose: Post-Mining in Regional Australia

As mines continue shutting down in Australia, mining experts say there is a need to transition to an acceptable land use after mining ceases. Evaluating and planning post-mining economies requires the collaborative effort of all stakeholders involved to ensure positive outcomes for local residents. That’s according to the Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining …

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World’s leading mining experts gather at this year’s World Mining Congress

Mining experts say the world needs vast quantities of lithium, cobalt, copper, sand and other minerals for a sustainable net-zero world. At the same time, mining companies need to decarbonise their operations. But how can we ensure the demands for these minerals do not translate to environmental damage and negative impact on local communities?  These are …

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Production of Minerals for Green Energy Could Put Indigenous Australians At Risk

A new study has found that 54% of mineral production associated with transitional or green energy production infringes on indigenous land. The report details the impacts on Indigenous Australian peoples and lands, and also details how Indigenous and peasant peoples are effected internationally. What measures should be in place to ensure that Indigenous people aren’t …

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Line in the Sand Shifts as NT Changes Water Regulations

Water regulations in the Northern Territory that determine how much of the natural aquifer supply agriculture, mining, production and gas fracking can use could be set to change. The change would come, allowing a sand mining facility to increase their production. Sand mining, and washing, is an essential aspect of gas fracking. Environmentalists and environmental …

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