Recovering commodity prices spark Tasmanian mining resurgence

Recovering commodity prices spark Tasmanian mining resurgence

Updated May 20, 2018 08:39:27 In Tasmania’s rugged north-west, mining is rumbling into action once again. After years of economic uncertainty, commodity prices are recovering and optimism is rising. Damien Mclean has just finished packing up his lunch, 1,600 metres under the earth. He’s been working a 12-hour shift. An …

Sergei Skripal poisoning: Former Russian spy recovering rapidly, hospital says

Sergei Skripal poisoning: Former Russian spy recovering rapidly, hospital says

Updated April 07, 2018 05:26:46 Photo: Mr Skripal was arrested for treason in Moscow in 2004. (AP: Misha Japaridze, file) The hospital treating former Russian spy Sergei Skripal says he is no longer in a critical condition and his health is improving rapidly, more than a month after he was …

Cancer patient ‘robbed, assaulted’ while recovering in Sydney hospital

Cancer patient ‘robbed, assaulted’ while recovering in Sydney hospital

Posted March 27, 2018 17:31:21 Photo: Police arrested the 45-year-old hospital worker from a home in Sydney. (Supplied: NSW Police) A hospital employee has been charged with robbing and assaulting an elderly cancer patient in Sydney’s north-west. Police alleged Percy McCarthy, 45, entered the 77-year-old patient’s room while she was …

Conventional onshore gas exploration on rise in Central Australia, while mineral sector slowly recovering – ABC Rural

Conventional onshore gas exploration on rise in Central Australia, while mineral sector slowly recovering – ABC Rural

Despite a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional reservoirs in the Northern Territory, onshore conventional gas exploration is ramping up in Central Australia. While industry and residents wait for the NT Government to make a policy announcement on hydraulic fracturing, expected at the end of this month, onshore exploration …