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Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk may have achieved the breakthrough needed to assure development of Australia's largest thermal coal project by leading a delegation of regional leaders to India to meet Adani Group, proponent of the $21.7B Carmichael development.

They may have lost a political leader perceived as a friend, but Western Australia's mining chiefs are welcoming the landslide results in the weekend state poll at the weekend - not because it has dumped premier Colin Barnett to the parliamentary back-benches but because it may also have ended the political career of his alliance partner Brendon Grylls.

2 Canadian provinces and an Australian state top prominent think tank Fraser Institute’s latest top places for global mining investment survey

UK's high-profile "master investor" Jim Mellon is backing Zenith Minerals' strategy of building a portfolio of lithium projects close to the potentially massive US battery market with a $7M investment.

Macmahon is relying on a potentially "transformational" deal with Indonesian miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara to defeat the unwelcome $A172M takeover offer from construction giant CIMIC Group.

The combination of robust world prices and favourable exchange rates stimulate Australian gold producers to their highest combined annual output since 1999.

Queensland state mines regulators have permitted normal operations to resume at CuDeco's new Rocklands copper mine after a four-day suspension over a failed occupational safety and health audit.

New US President Donald Trump's determination to reverse course on environmental regulation could be the spark to revive one of the world's largest undeveloped copper and gold resources, the Pebble project in a sensitive area of Alaska.

Good times are just around the corner; Macmahon warns CIMIC bid undervalues its current status and emerging opportunities in a recovering resources sector. John Feary reports

The World Coal Association says the facts of India's desperate need for energy give the lie to campaigners opposing projects such as Adani's proposed $21.7B Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Australia

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