Fraser Beattie joined Business News in May 2014 and covers all of the latest mergers and acquisitions, contracts and deals, state politics and resources news online. Fraser graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2012 with a bachelor of communications degree, and majored in Journalism and broadcasting. He had a stint at a local radio station in Park City, Utah, in 2013, where he covered the latest trends in music in the US. Fraser left Business News in 2017.
Pilbara Minerals has signed-off four major contracts for its Pilgangoora lithium project, with RCR Tomlinson, NRW Holdings, Action Industrial Catering and the Njamal traditional owners winning the lion’s share of the work.
The administrators of Paladin Energy have entered into an agreement with Deutsche Bank to refinance some of the troubled uranium miner’s debt and fund ongoing work at the Langer Heinrich mine in Namibia.
Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation will seek compensation from Fortescue Metals Group after the Federal Court recognised it has exclusive rights over Pilbara land where the company operates the Solomon hub.
Darren Foster has been formally confirmed as director general of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, making him arguably the state's most powerful public servant, in a move forshadowed by Business News in March.
Shares in Tanzania-focused mining and exploration companies were hit again today after they revealed the full slate of planned legislative changes in the African nation, which include the Tanzanian government giving itself the right to get a 16 per cent stake in mining companies for no cost.
The South Australian government has awarded Elon Musk’s Tesla the contract to build the world's largest lithium ion battery to supply the state with renewable energy, outbidding local company Carnegie Clean Energy.
The state government has named a consortium led by Leighton Contractors as the preferred proponent for construction of the $500 million Roe 8 highway project, which is the first leg of the contentious Perth Freight Link.
Opponents of the state government’s controversial Roe 8 highway extension project have taken their fight to the High Court following a recent decision that validated the project’s environmental approval.