Monthly Archives: November 2012

World Coal News

US coal up thanks to Australia

The US has received a boost on the global coking coal market and they’ve got Australia to thank for it.

Chemical waste spill after failure at Gladstone alumina factory

An unknown amount of chemical waste has been released into a residential area of Gladstone after a mechanical failure at Queensland Alumina’s refinery.

Mining the middle class

While some experts say mining is helping create a new middle class for indigenous Australia, we’ve still got a long way to go, writes Andrew Duffy.