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The chief of resources giant BHP Billiton has urged Labor and the minor parties to help the Abbott government repeal the mining tax, saying investment is being destroyed by "a lot of antics" in the Senate.
Shares in OTOC jumped after the mine camp builder upgraded its full-year earnings guidance and gave a positive outlook for the year ahead.
Shares in Thundelarra Resources have been placed in a trading halt pending an announcement about a capital raising.
Shares in Western Areas rose after the miner reported its strongest quarterly cashflow in two years on the back of rising nickel prices.

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