NT budget: Industry pans mining royalty scheme but welcomes population plan

NT budget: Industry pans mining royalty scheme but welcomes population plan

Updated May 01, 2018 18:13:30 Photo: Treasurer Nicole Manison delivered the budget on Tuesday, which drew a mixed response. (ABC News: Mitchell Woolnough) The Northern Territory Government’s 2018-2019 budget has drawn a mixed reaction from the Opposition and industry — with many worried about it’s impact on business investment but …

Indigenous mining town residents demand blood tests after lead found in water

Indigenous mining town residents demand blood tests after lead found in water

Updated April 21, 2018 13:06:01 Photo: In 2014, fish and cattle in the region were contaminated by a nearby lead-zinc operation. (ABC News: Jane Bardon) Related Story: ‘It’s scaring us’: Locals fear for environment as Glencore pushes to expand burning mine Related Story: McArthur River Mine dumps toxic waste at …

NT public service faces deep cuts in bid to save $800m, new mining royalties ahead

NT public service faces deep cuts in bid to save $800m, new mining royalties ahead

Updated April 20, 2018 13:57:48 Photo: NT Treasurer Nicole Manison says the measures will save $800 million. (ABC News: Dane Hirst) A reduction in wages growth for public servants as well as job cuts and a new minimum royalty scheme for all mines operating in the Northern Territory are among …

Welcome to Leinster: WA’s unique mining town with no mortgages and almost no crime

Welcome to Leinster: WA’s unique mining town with no mortgages and almost no crime

Updated April 18, 2018 07:14:12 Photo: BHP employee Glenn Palman says while the town has a lot to offer, it’s time for his family to move on. (ABC News: Tom Joyner) Around 1,000 kilometres north-east of Perth, in the northern goldfields, lies the unique town of Leinster — where everyone …

Road to nowhere: Central Queensland community left powerless after Gibihi Road mining blast

Road to nowhere: Central Queensland community left powerless after Gibihi Road mining blast

Updated April 16, 2018 17:08:01 Video: Road cracks strand central Queensland community (ABC News) A Central Queensland community that lost access to a vital road after a routine mine blast has been told the road is unfixable and the only option is a new road on a new route. Mining …

WA property investors suffer as mining slump lingers, with one-third losing money on resale

WA property investors suffer as mining slump lingers, with one-third losing money on resale

Posted March 20, 2018 16:32:34 Photo: Investors looking to sell their property are facing reduced demand for housing. (ABC News: Robert Herrick) Investors in Perth property are faring the worst in the nation, making more losses on resale than buyers in any other capital city. A report from property research …

Data mining system developed in Adelaide could could predict civil unrest

Data mining system developed in Adelaide could could predict civil unrest

Posted March 22, 2018 17:04:59 While the conversation this week has been around Cambridge Analytica and questions over how our data is being used, a new “smart computer” being built in Adelaide is hoping to use data mining for good, by predicting civil unrest and other major events. Key points …