Monthly Archives: May 2012

World Coal News

WA coal workers near agreement

The CFMEU says it’s close to reaching an agreement on pay and conditions for WA coal workers after previously threatening to strike over the issue.

Mining's "golden bit" is gone: Treasury

Treasury boss Martin Parkinson says while expansions in the mining industry will continue for some time, the sector’s “golden bit” is probably over.

Uncertain future for Olympic Dam

Some analysts have hinted BHP Billiton may push back its massive expansions at Olympic Dam, and the company has refused to provide certainty on its plans.