Following the disaster in Brazil, tailings dams have come under close scrutiny around the world. Now in Australia, investors and the public alike are putting pressure on mining companies to be transparent about the safety of their tailings management, but will this lead to change?
As the number of people killed in mining accidents in Queensland continues to rise, the state is looking to extend its industrial manslaughter laws to include the industry. We take a look at the impact this could have on safety. Elsewhere, as droughts become increasingly common, mines are having to compete for water, but can anything be done?
Finally, we take a look at indigenous employment rates and how companies are improving them, the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive fund, and the latest developments in sapphire mining.
Andrew Tunnicliffe, JP Casey, Julian Turner, Chris Lo
Anett Arc, Kate Cuntapay, Marzia Del Gaone, Tyrrell Lowe, Noemi Balint, Petra Konyi-Kiss, Maria Gimenez
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