The Australian Academy of Science has become the latest major institution to offload its fossil fuel investments.

A Senate inquiry into the future of big regional cities has heard fly-in, fly-out workforces can bring considerable benefits to regional communities.

An iron ore company linked to Rio Tinto has been hit with a $70,000 fine over the “foreseeable” death of mine worker in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

The chairman of BHP Billiton says the company remains “robust and resilient”, despite taking a battering in recent months.

Profit shifting has led to big costs for Chevron, with the Supreme Court ruling it must pay $322 million to catch up on its tax-dodging.

Australian bio-engineers have discovered two new methane-eating organisms that could help clean up anything from gassy coal operations to cattle farms.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says imposing minimum rates for owner-drivers will not price them out of the market, but industry figures disagree.

Australia has a new chief scientist, in a move some say will open up debate about nuclear energy.

Environmental activists are celebrating a Western Australian Government rejection of hydraulic fracking on a large section of agricultural land.

Fossil fuel giant Santos has rejected a $7.1 billion takeover offer from an elite syndicate of Middle East and Asian ruling families.

Safe Work Australia has developed a guide and information sheet on managing the risks of diesel exhaust exposure in the workplace.

Authorities are investigating serious burns suffered by a resources industry worker, who was injured by a hose failure that left him with severe chemical burns.

Western Australia is in the grips of the rise of robo-trucks.

Uranium exploration firm Toro Energy has a new non-executive director and chairman on its board.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has some serious reservations about a proposed takeover of ports and rail operator Asciano, by a Brookfield Infrastructure Partners consortium.

The $16 billion Adani Carmichael coal mine has been approved under a new set of environmental conditions.

Queensland’s Labor Government has passed new laws that mean unions no longer have to give 24 hours notice before entering a worksite.

High levels of toxic metals, found in and near mining towns, appear to be negatively influencing the brain development of children living nearby.

The Queensland Government has completed its review of fly-in-fly-out work and its effect on communities.

Trials have started for a massive new class of trucks – the 60 metre long ‘super quad’ road train.

A university student has developed a new and improved method for measuring the environmental impact of uranium mining.

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