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Australia Mining Boom

In Australia's Mining Towns, Legal Prostitution Is Increasingly Limited

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

MORANBAH, Australia — A lone woman checking into a motel in the Australian mining town of Moranbah can expect some blunt questioning from the ow...

Rinehart Still Richest Down Under Despite $7 Billion Loss

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart had Aus$7 billion (US$6.8 billion) wiped off her fortune in the past year but remains Australia's wealthiest person, an a...

Boom Towns' Big Housing Problems

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

* Australian mining boom pits small towns against growing here-today-gone-tomorrow workforce * Big salaries boost food prices, strain ...