A delicate symbiosis – Green cities and the mining sector

Our cities of the future need to be cleaner, greener and technologically superior. This will rely heavily on mined natural resources, and has already set in motion a transformation of the sector as we know it. This article is part of our Future Cities Series, where our experts explore the pressures facing our cities in the post-Covid era and map out the key issues and industry themes in re-thinking urban life. Read more

A climate change duty of care: Sharma v Minister for the Environment

The recent decision of Justice Bromberg in Sharma v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA 560 found that a novel duty of care is owed by the Minister for the Environment to Australian children who might suffer potential “catastrophic harm” from the climate change implications of approving the extension to the Vickery coal mine in New South Wales. Read more

A mining make-over in progress?

In his recent keynote address to the platinum group metals industry, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe (the Minister) indicated that South Africa aims to increase the country’s share of global exploration expenditure to at least three per cent in the next five years. Read more

High Court dismisses Palmer border challenge

The High Court of Australia has dismissed Clive Palmer’s challenge against the State of Western Australia’s border closures, upholding their validity. The Court has not yet released its reasons, which will follow separately. Read more