January 2020

To combat China's dominance of the supply of rare-earth metals, the US and Australia have partnered to encourage new production of these strategic commodities. We look into this partnership and other cases of industrial and trade collaboration between these two mining giants.

A new report has predicted that the mining sector will need 21,000 new workers by 2024, putting significant pressure on projects to deliver long-term roles. We examine the findings and profile the jobs highest on the mining industry’s want list. Elsewhere, given the tailings dam collapse at the Cadia gold mine in March 2018, we ask whether its newly approved expansion is safe. 

Finally, we profile mining operations in New South Wales, map the ports critical to Australia's mining economy, and take a look at the future of uranium mining in Australia.  



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