In this issue
Record low rainfall is severely limiting water resources across vast swathes of Australia, including the all-important Murray-Darling basin. We look at the impact persistent drought can have on mining, and ask if more can be done to limit water use in this notoriously thirsty industry.
We also look at how, with Newmont achieving the largest gold reserves in its history, the company's Australian efforts have paid off in recent years. Elsewhere, we investigate whether the Australian Government is allowing mining majors to avoid climate regulation.
Finally, we break down the Wright family court case and what it says about mining dynasties, profile exploration in Victoria, and consider the mining collaboration announced between Nigeria and Australia.
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Callum Tyndall, editor