WA’s health and port ministers have questioned the Philippines’ approach to containing the spread of COVID, as the Patricia Oldendorff wraps up two weeks anchored off the Pilbara coast.
The environmental watchdog has recommended conditional approval for Miralga Creek, which could help Atlas Iron safeguard 800 existing jobs if the project goes ahead.
While some have tipped the sky-high price to fall back as Brazil returns to full production, others see no end in sight to demand keeping it elevated.
The majority of the crew of a cargo ship anchored off the Pilbara coast have tested positive to COVID-19 and it is worrying the WA Health Minister.
WA today recorded more daily COVID-19 infections than Victoria after another eight crew from a virus-riddled bulk carrier anchored off the Pilbara coast returned positive tests.
Peter Law and Sam Jones
A coronavirus-plagued cargo ship anchored off the WA coast could spell disaster for the mining industry if COVID-19 spreads into the community, according to the head of Port Hedland’s local government
The Pilbara hotel housing COVID-infected Patricia Oldendorff crew members has been turned into a fortress amid warnings an outbreak in the town would be a ‘death sentence’ for Indigenous communities.
In these exclusively obtained images we take a first glimpse at what the Andrew Forrest-led multimillion-dollar luxury resort in the tourist town of Exmouth could look like.
The crisis surrounding a coronavirus-stricken cargo ship berthed off the Port Hedland coast has deepened, with a further seven crew members being diagnosed with the disease.
A 20-year-old Perth man has been charged over the murder of a father of four in South Hedland early yesterday morning.
Crew members aboard a coronavirus-riddled cargo ship off the Pilbara coast are set to be evacuated to Port Hedland — where they will likely quarantine at a hotel in town.
Michael Traill and Charlotte Elton
Tributes have flowed for a father of three who was found dead in the driveway of a South Hedland home early this morning, as police reveal a man is in custody and being questioned.
Sam Jones and Sarah Steger
Roebourne Police have charged a man after an incident in Whim Creek yesterday where he was allegedly seen wielding what turned out to be a toy gun.
Detectives from the Perth homicide squad and South Hedland are investigating the death of a man in the State’s north overnight — following reports of a violent altercation.
Police are investigating an alleged incident in the Pilbara town of Whim Creek this morning where a man was seen wielding what turned out to be a toy gun.
Sam Jones and Caitlyn Watts
A child-sex offender who committed a series of serious sex offences in the Pilbara 10 years ago has been released on a post-sentence supervision order.
Chevron is under fire from an influential trade union and the State Opposition over sacking a quarter of its WA workforce at a time when it is grappling with problems at the Gorgon LNG project.
The former premier, who was in power when the mining giant was approved to blow up the heritage site, says those who failed to stop it should be held to account.
Ben Harvey and Sean Smith
The contractor has been named preferred mining tenderer for the 1.25 million-ounce venture near Marble Bar.
A newly established airline in the Pilbara hoping to secure permanent direct international flights to Asian locations is again considering running its potential service from Port Hedland.
Sweet As is the debut feature film for highly-respected Nyul Nyul/Yawuru director Jub Clerc, who based the script on her own experiences growing up in WA’s north-west.
The contractor will be looking to take further advantage of the Pilbara’s booming iron ore environment after securing the contract.
Rio Tinto’s new iron ore boss Ivan Vella says his priorities will be restoring staff morale and rebuilding the company’s damaged relationships with Indigenous groups in the Pilbara.
The billionaire’s six-year battle to keep Quarry Park off his beloved Minderoo Station could come down to how well the sand miner pegged out its proposed prospecting areas.
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