As usual it is coal that is the whipping boy for all and sundry in need of a headline.
Court case marked another delay in a process that has stretched for more than 12 years.
With no sign of rain in the horizon, the mining industry had better be ready for a fight.
The mining workforce of the future is going to have to be agile, flexible and tech savvy.
Australian mine communities have long known that a thriving industry means a healthy local economy.
Aussie companies should capture some of the mining action going on in Indonesia.
Re-invention is indeed a daunting prospect - especially when there is pressure to cut coal.
It has now been left to the federal mines minister to salvage the reputation of Australian coal.
A group of faceless men and women on the IPC decided to turn down the project.
Even seasoned meteorologists have had a gutful.
US politicians can always hit the anti-coal lecture circuit when all else fails.
The underground coal mining industry must make the leap into automation to protect its workers.
The balance sheets of Australia's leading companies show how pivotal coal is to the local economy.
Projects like Dartbrook give opportunities to a whole new generation of mine workers in the region.
There have been complaints from unions about the quality of the resets delivered by some companies.
Coal ticks all the boxes.
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