Orica’s Exel™ Neo awarded the 2023 Mining Magazine Award for Technology and Innovation in Surface Mining

Orica's Exel™ Neo lead-free non-electric detonator range has been awarded the 2023 Mining Magazine Award for Technology and Innovation in Surface Mining.

Rio Tinto drives development of the Upper Calliope Solar Farm

Rio Tinto is advancing the development of Australia's largest solar power project near Gladstone after committing to purchase all electricity from the 1.1GW Upper Calliope Solar Farm to power the company's Gladstone operations.

Australian Government’s new gas supply deal a win for families, businesses — AWU

The Australian Government's recent agreement with Woodside and Esso for gas supply to the east coast of Australia is seen as a positive development for local manufacturing and households, the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) said.

Golden Plains Wind Farm partners with Energy Locals to provide locals with renewable energy benefits

The Golden Plains Wind Farm has partnered with Energy Locals to offer eligible residents within a 3km radius financial savings and environmental advantages on their electricity bills through the innovative Community Energy Program.

Mining & Metals

Hazer Group’s demonstration plant delivers first hydrogen and graphite

Australian technology company Hazer Group announced the initiation of its Commercial Demonstration Plant (CDP) and the groundbreaking achievement of the first production of hydrogen and graphite.

Oil & Gas

Oil and gas sector backs move to cut EDO funding

Australia's oil and gas industry is supporting cuts in taxpayer funding to the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) following a Federal Court's criticism of its conduct.

Australia and the United States clashing over gas approach

US President Biden has halted new American gas exports, labelled as 'carbon mega bombs', while Federal Resources Minister Madeline King has promised to send more Australian gas overseas without obtaining basic environmental approvals, the Climate Council said.


ARENA-backed roadmap charts path to domestic PV manufacturing

A comprehensive industry roadmap, backed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has charted a strategic course for the development of domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing in Australia.


SAR27b riyals worth of agreements signed on the first day of FMF

The start of the third edition of the Future Minerals Forum (FMF) saw the signing of 20 agreements and memorandums of understanding worth SAR27 billion riyals between government agencies, companies, and other participating organisations.

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2022-23 agriculture, fisheries, and forestry exports reached $80.4b

Australia's agriculture, fisheries, and forestry (AFF) exports reached a record high of $80.4 billion in the 2022-23 financial year, marking a 17% increase from the previous year.

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