mining

Inquiry: Hazelwood mine fire was forseeable

The Hazelwood Mine Fire inquiry has made 18 recommendations to the state government and mine operator GDF Suez following the largest and longest burning mine fire that has ever occurred…

Our pick of the jobs & life after coal

Our pick of the jobs & life after coal

As Australia transitions out of coal and into clean energy it’s time to think of the future for the 8000 workers currently employed in Australia’s coal-fired power industry, plus the estimated 18,000 jobs dependent on the sector.

Photo of two workers on a jobsite

WA’s economic growth relies on specialised diversification

Diversifying Western Australia’s mining dependent economy could yield benefits for the state, especially in areas such as lithium, defence, big data and tourism, a new report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.