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(COMMENTARY)
A Queensland special court has made legal history by recommending refusal of a coal mine development on climate change grounds, in the first case in Australia that links human rights and climate change.

(ENVIRONMENTAL)
Australian natural resources court adopts climate change and human rights arguments to oppose giant thermal coal mine development.

(SUSTAINABILITY)
Global power and automation technology company ABB has added mining services group Perenti to its list of partnerships aiming to promote electrification of mine haulage operations and other decarbonisation strategies for the resources sector.

(CORPORATE STRATEGY)
BHP is seeking increased exposure to future-facing commodities including the development of a significant South Australian copper basin operation taking in the Olympic Dam, Carrapateena and Prominent Hill projects through its sweetened takeover offer for OZ Minerals.

An incautious comment by President Joe Biden about closing down coal-fired power stations on the eve of a campaigning visit to one of the strongest US mining regions has added extra heat to the hard-fought battle for majority control of the senate.

Achieving the world climate change target of a zero-carbon economy by 2050, as well as the forecast growth in global electricity demand for developing economies, is predicted to create an unattainable demand for additional copper production.

(COMMENTARY)
Australian mining leaders back federal government commitment to support the growth of its critical minerals sector, including the establishment of $1B-plus funds for key projects.

(INVESTMENT)
Indigenous rights campaigners say reinsurer AXIS Capital has set a new global standard with the announcement it will not underwrite mining projects that do not have full consent of impacted communities.

(PERSONNEL)
The mining executive who has driven the transition of Western Australian miner IGO into a leading performer in future-facing resources, CEO-MD Peter Bradford, has died suddenly at age 64.

(COMMENTARY)
Despite the opposition of climate activists, scaled-up mining has the capacity to be a climate solution rather than a problem and mines must come into production soon to deliver dependable mineral supply chains for the energy transition.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators