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(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS)
West Australian deal-maker Raleigh Finlayson cautions no deal yet on a transaction with St Barbara to create regional mining powerhouse. John Feary reports from the Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie

(DIGGERS & DEALERS)
Record numbers are flocking to Kalgoorlie for the Australia's most prestigious mining conference to learn more about the changing times that a bringing new challenges and more exciting opportunities for the global mining industry. John Feary reports

(TRADING)
International miner OceanaGold has signalled its intention to transfer its corporate headquarters from Brisbane in Australia to Vancouver in Canada following its decision to delist its shares from the ASX. Ross Louthean reports

(SUSTAINABILITY)
Iconic automaker Ford has positioned itself to become a foundation customer for Rio Tinto’s Rincon lithium brine project in Argentina as it pushes for secure, sustainable supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in electric vehicles.

(INVESTMENT)
Five years after its $700M-plus transition into the Queensland metallurgical coal sector, Coronado Global Resources warns that the Australian state's near-doubling of royalties will discourage further investment in the industry.

(GOVERNANCE)
West Australian miners back peer support program to tackle revelations of sexual assaults and harassment, bullying and intimidation on the state’s remote minesites.

(COPPER)
Authorities including the European Union, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and International Energy Agency have expressed alarm over whether there will be enough minerals to meet the challenge of achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, but a new S&P Global report cautions they have overlooked one of the most familiar: copper.

(COMMENTARY)
Chatham Rock Phosphate has transformed itself in the last 18 months from a single project company facing an uncertain and expensive permitting hurdle to a rapidly expanding group of projects much closer to generating operating cash flows with prospects further boosted by phosphate prices at 10-year highs. Ross Louthean reports

(REGULATION)
Quarrying leaders add their voice to the mining industry’s concerns over the New Zealand government strategy of red tape, bureaucratic stonewalling and opposition to their vital projects. Journalist/commentator Ross Louthean reports

(REGULATION)
Mining leaders in Queensland say an unheralded, significant increase in royalties on coal production is an insult to mining companies in Australia’s largest coal production jurisdiction that will discourage investment in resource projects.

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Mining Billboard

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