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The Minister for Industry, the Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP, recently awarded three 2012 offshore petroleum exploration permits in the Bight Basin to three major international petroleum explorers.
A new dataset which provides a perspective of Australia through geological time will help researchers and resource exploration companies develop a greater understanding of what lies beneath the continent and part of its offshore jurisdiction.
Potential investors have the opportunity to evaluate Australia's mineral resource industry potential with the aid of a newly released assessment of the country's minerals industry.
Residents of Sydney's outer suburbs started their day with a shake this morning as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the Campbelltown region at 7:15am.
The count-down is on to Earth Science Week 2013, with annual celebrations due to kick-off in a few weeks. Find out how you can 'rock' October and map your world.
Resource explorers, mining companies, researchers and the public will have improved opportunities to more closely investigate what geological structures lie beneath Australia with the release of an atlas of Australia's deep seismic reflection profiles.