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Australia detains French TV crew filming anti-coal protest

Jul 22 2019

MELBOURNE A French television reporter and his crew were arrested on Monday while filming protesters blockading a coal port in Australia's northeastern state of Queensland.

South Korean firm wins mining leases for long-delayed Australian coal project

Jun 21 2019

MELBOURNE An Australian state on Friday granted mining leases for a coal mine controlled by Korea Resources Corp (KORES), clearing the way for a project that green groups and some local communities have battled for more than a decade.

UPDATE 1-Australian power woes knock Hong Kong's CLP Holdings

Jun 21 2019

* CLP faces up to $900 mln writedown on Australian retail arm

Global LNG producers see cost risks looming over next wave of projects

Jun 20 2019

SYDNEY Construction delays and cost blowouts could hit the next wave of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects as there are a limited number of contractors able to handle the huge projects, three developers said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-E.Timor's state oil company sees Greater Sunrise producing gas around 2026

Jun 19 2019

* East Timor aims for final investment decision on project by 2022

UPDATE 3-Shell ships long-awaited first LNG cargo from Australia's Prelude

Jun 11 2019

* Prelude marks last of Australia's $200 bln LNG construction boom

Ex-Vatican treasurer's child sex offence conviction should stand: prosecutor

Jun 06 2019

MELBOURNE Jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell will find out within weeks whether his conviction on child sex offences stands, is overturned or he has to face another trial after prosecutors on Thursday urged an Australian court to reject his appeal.

Former Vatican treasurer appeals against abuse convictions

Jun 05 2019

MELBOURNE Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday for an appeal hearing to overturn convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s. | Video

New PNG leader 'taking back' economy, puts resources firms on notice

May 30 2019

SYDNEY/BRISBANE Papua New Guinea's new prime minister pledged on Thursday to "tweak and turn" laws governing how natural resources are extracted to help lift the vast South Pacific archipelago out of poverty.

UPDATE 3-New PNG leader "taking back" economy, puts resources firms on notice

May 30 2019

* Critic of major gas deal, plans to review resource management

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