Fortescue Metals boss Andrew Forrest said prime minister Kevin Rudd now accepted that the iron ore miner was not fear mongering in warning that the proposed resources super profits tax would prevent 30,000 new jobs being created at its Pilbara operations.
PLANS by the Environmental Protection Authority to consult with project proponents before finalising the conditions of project approval do not go far enough to streamline the approvals process, the state’s chief mining lobby has warned.
CUTTING through Western Australia’s tangled project approvals process to streamline the development of new mining and infrastructure projects is the core objective of a unique alliance of Western Australian resources consultants.
PLANNING for the Anketell Point iron ore port near Karratha will proceed unchecked despite the uncertainty caused by the government’s proposed resource super profits tax and the shelved mine development plans of one of its primary users.
BY any measure, the Mid West stands on the brink of an unprecedented level of development and investment, as scores of projects across a range of industries – including mining, energy, transport, and science – jostle for pre-eminence.
THE introduction of a residential net feed-in tariff to encourage homeowners to switch to renewable energy is expected to spark a rush on roof-mounted solar panels once the scheme takes effect in August.
The Rudd government has taken the extraordinary step of invoking national emergency powers to launch an advertising blitz aimed at countering miners' fierce campaign against the mining super profits tax.
A SINGLE national oil and gas regulator is back at the top of the agenda for Australia’s energy industry, as the sector looks to rebuild its dented reputation in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico and Montara oil spills.
QUEENSLAND’S booming coal sector heads Perth resources engineering group Calibre Global’s hit list following a landmark $100 million-plus capital injection from one of the world’s leading private equity investment groups.
The Rudd government's planned super profits tax on the resources sector is "insane" and throwing Labor out of office is the only way to stop it, federal opposition leader Tony Abbott has told the oil and gas industry.
Major British private equity firm First Reserve Corporation is to acquire a controlling interest in unlisted Calibre Global in a move to significantly enhance the Perth engineering group's growth plans.