Sandfire Resources has dropped Federal Court proceedings against the research body at the centre of the Australian National University’s controversial divestment action late last year, following an admission the researchers failed to meet their own standards.
Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has hailed Western Australia as a top destination for research and resources development, following the awarding of prestigious scholarships to a number of overseas students.
Perth-based oil and gas services company DownUnder GeoSolutions (Dug) has seized the chance to capitalise on what may be Australia’s biggest oil find in decades by commissioning the nation’s largest seismic survey.
The state government's scheme to stimulate mining exploration has provided wide-ranging economic benefit, but the negative effect of falling commodity prices could stifle any further gains, according to modelling by a new report.
A Western Australian company founded four years ago to help fly-in, fly-out workers manage their finances has shifted its focus to reflect the resources sector’s changing fortunes – dealing with redundancy issues.
The resource sector’s safety record has been brought into doubt after a contractor was crushed while working at a liquefied natural gas plant and hospitalised, but the incident was not recorded as a lost-time injury.
Engineer, entrepreneur and restaurateur Michael O’Hanlon has declared he will run for the position of Perth lord mayor at the October election, based on an ambitious three-point economic plan for the city.