Australian lithium stocks rally on speculation of China mine closure

Australian lithium stocks rallied on Monday on speculation that Chinese battery maker CATL had closed its Jianxiawo mine in China that produces the material used in electric vehicle batteries.

Australia’s iron ore giants to lean conservative on dividends, analysts say

Australia’s iron ore majors are expected to limit dividend payouts in their half-year results this week, keeping cash on hand for large capital spending on energy transition-linked growth, analysts said.

Australia lists nickel as ‘critical mineral’ to unlock billions in support

Australia classified nickel as a “critical mineral” on Friday, opening the way for the crisis-hit industry to access billions of dollars in cheap government loans, as its prime minister prepared wider policy support for the green energy industry.

BHP Australia iron ore train drivers to strike for 24 hours

Iron ore train drivers at BHP Group’s Pilbara operations in Western Australia have voted to strike on Friday in a bid to secure an improved employment agreement, the country’s Mining and Energy Union said on Monday.

Australian gold miner Red 5 to acquire Silver Lake Resources

Australian gold miner Red 5 will takeover rival Silver Lake Resources to build a mid tier gold company valued at $1.5 billion, the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday.

Australia’s resources minister seeks investment from Korea, Japan

Australia’s resources minister has begun a week long trip to South Korea and Japan to discuss gas exports and critical minerals opportunities, as its government on Monday released a “prospectus” of 52 investment ready critical minerals projects.

Australian mining group pushes govt for tax credit as lithium, nickel prices slump

An Australian mining association has called for a new production tax credit during meetings with senior ministers called as nickel and lithium miners curtail projects and review new mines in response to a global slump in prices.

Rio Tinto taps Australia’s largest solar farm to power aluminum assets

Rio Tinto on Wednesday announced a deal to buy power from a new solar farm in Queensland as it seeks to green its aluminum operations on the country’s east coast and halve its direct and indirect emissions by 2030.

Australian tycoon Forrest shuts nickel mines after prices crash

Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd., the private nickel producer owned by billionaire Andrew Forrest, is shutting down its Western Australian mines due to a sharp slump in prices for the key transition metal.

AustralianSuper swoops on lithium stocks after price plunge

Australia’s largest pension fund plans to double its exposure to local lithium stocks over the next five years, after a price rout made producers of the key battery material more affordable.

Australia sends biggest copper concentrate shipment to China since 2020

Australia exported 27,500 metric tons of copper ores and concentrates worth $44.5 million to China in November, the most for any month since China imposed an informal ban in 2020, Australian customs data showed.

Billionaire Forrest vows to speed Australia clean power push

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledged to develop 14 gigawatts of new clean power projects in Australia by 2030, offering a boost to the nation’s efforts to accelerate investments in renewable energy.

Peabody to resume output at Australia coal mine next quarter

Mining News Pro - Peabody Energy Corp. plans to resume production next quarter at its North Goonyella mine in Australia, which has been closed since a 2018 fire.

Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, Minister King says

Mining News Pro - Australia wants to compete with China in producing and refining resources vital to the next phase of high-tech manufacturing around the world, according to Minister Madeleine King, backing the country’s bid to build its critical minerals capability.

Australia expands list of critical minerals key to transition

Mining News Pro - Australia expanded its list of critical minerals deemed crucial to its energy transition and national security needs as the country boosts the strategically and economically important sector.

Record resources deals rescue a dim year for Australian bankers

Mining News Pro - Energy and mining deals have dominated Australia’s dealmaking scene like never before this year.

Vitol funds to help restart Australia coal mine shut since 2007

Mining News Pro - Australian Pacific Coal Ltd. and its joint venture partner have agreed terms for $60 million funding from Vitol Asia Pte Ltd., allowing them to restart a coal mine in New South Wales that’s been shut for more than 16 years.

Australian company revives its push for a controversial coal mine in Alberta

Mining News Pro - A company whose application for a coal mine in Alberta was rejected two years ago is back – with a new name, and an updated request to explore its lease in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

China-linked fund seeks ouster of Australia rare earths miner’s chairman

Mining News Pro - A China-linked fund that is a major shareholder in Australia’s Northern Minerals has filed a motion to oust the rare earth developer’s chairman after the fund’s move for a higher stake was rejected on national interest grounds early this year.

Australian miner signs deal with science agency to recover vanadium

Mining News Pro - Tivan Ltd. has signed a long-term deal with the Australian government’s science agency in a bid to develop critical minerals processing technology designed to bolster the recovery of vanadium.

Livent starts Australian campaign for $10.6bn Arcadium Lithium merger

Mining News Pro - US lithium major Livent will begin meeting Allkem Australian investors from Monday ahead of a vote next month to approve a $10.6 billion merger that would form the world’s third-largest producer amid weakening demand and prices for lithium.

Australia’s Tietto Minerals urges rejection of Chinese firm’s takeover offer

Mining News Pro - Tietto Minerals said on Friday a takeover offer by a unit of China’s Zhaojin Mining Industry “materially undervalues” the Australian gold company.

US, Australia consider tapping public finance vehicles for critical mineral projects

Mining News Pro - The US Export-Import Bank is being eyed as a venue for boosting investment in Australian critical minerals development to supply components needed in electric vehicles, wind turbines and other technology, Australia’s resource minister said.

In Australia’s outback, Rio Tinto prepares for a low carbon future

Mining News Pro - In the red, dusty outback of the Pilbara in Western Australia, the world’s biggest iron ore miner Rio Tinto is preparing for a low carbon future as it maps out new sources of the raw material to ship to the world’s steelmaking industry.

Australia boosts critical minerals fund by over $1 billion to attract international investors

Mining News Pro - The Australian government will double the amount of money on offer to support critical minerals projects, aiming to attract American miners and processing companies to establish operations in Australia.

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