Eyeing an upturn in Oz


There are strong signs the Australian commodities cycle has bottomed, and a new investment phase may be about to begin....

Australia keeps digging


Sometimes unkindly referred to as โ€œthe bottomless pit,โ€ Australia is experiencing unprecedented demand for its raw materials....

Sands boost for Portland


The south-western Victorian port of Portland looks to be the likely beneficiary of an Astron Mining proposal to develop a A$125 mill mineral...

Rio Tinto plans big spend


Anglo-Australian metals and minerals giant Rio Tinto is to spend over A$1 bill to ramp up its Pilbara iron ore operations and is studying fu...

BHP on a fast track


Energy giant BHP Billiton intends to accelerate the development of its Western Australian iron ore expansion projects, to ensure a system ca...

SA setting the standards


A strategic accord aimed at ensuring and improving the integrity and efficiency of South Australian grain exports has been implemented by th...