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Australian miner Fortescue says two driverless trucks involved in low-speed incident

15 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE Australian iron ore miner Fortescue said on Friday that one of its driverless trucks, traveling at low speed, ran into another that was parked at its remote Western Australian operations in an incident earlier this week.

Australia flooding to disrupt lead, zinc concentrate rail shipments

13 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE Floods in Australia's Queensland state are set to disrupt the rail delivery of zinc exports to the northern port of Townsville, with the line likely to be out of action for at least a month, analysts said on Wednesday.

Australia's Pacific National says coal train derailed, services disrupted

08 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE Australian coal haulier Pacific National said on Thursday that one of its trains derailed near the Hunter Valley in New South Wales and that some services would be affected while repair work was carried out.

Australian court bars new coal mine project in landmark win for green lobby

08 Feb 2019

MELBOURNE Developers have lost a court appeal to build a coal mine in Australia's Hunter Valley over its potentially "dire" environmental impact in the country's first legal review of a coal mine project to hear evidence from a climate scientist.

Miners BHP, Rio urge permanent voice for First Nations in Australia's parliament

31 Jan 2019

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Australia's two biggest miners on Thursday backed calls for an indigenous advisory body in parliament, saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison's opposition to the proposal did not "stand up to scrutiny".

UPDATE 2-Fortescue says Vale impact uncertain, sees demand for mid-grade iron ore

31 Jan 2019

MELBOURNE Jan 31 Australia's Fortescue Metals Group Ltd said on Thursday it was too early to determine the full effect of a Brazilian mine disaster on iron ore supply, as its shares rose to a 16-month high.

UPDATE 1-Singapore's Alliance Minerals reframes lithium supply deal, seeks new customers

15 Jan 2019

* Has 80,000-100,000 tonnes/yr of lithium concentrate to sell

Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to diplomatic missions

09 Jan 2019

MELBOURNE Police in Australia are investigating suspicious packages sent to a wide range of embassies and consulates on Wednesday, which officials said included the U.S. and British missions in Melbourne, but there were no reports of harm to staff. | Video

Australia government launches strategy to develop itself as battery hub

11 Dec 2018

MELBOURNE Australia is seeking investment to develop a battery industry to wring more value from its minerals wealth, the government said in a report on Tuesday.

Australia rare earth miner Lynas eyes legal options on Malaysia plant review

05 Dec 2018

KUALA LUMPUR/MELBOURNE Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corporation said on Wednesday that it would consider legal options after Malaysia added new conditions to license renewals for its $800 million plant in the country, sending Lynas shares sharply lower.

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