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Government announces $50m in funding for mining research

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, and Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, have announced $50 million in government funding for mining and resources sector research in order to create new opportunities and manage future industry challenges. The funding will be allocated to the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program, one […]

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New Central QLD coal mine to generate over 200 jobs

Bengal Coal has secured a mining lease for the Dysart East coal project in the Bowen Basin of Queensland until 2039. The project has the potential to create construction jobs and 200 operational jobs during the life of the mine. Once developed, the mine is expected to produce close to 2 million tonnes (Mt) of […]

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Macmahon launches first FIFO mental health program

More than 800 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) employees working in some of Australia’s remotest mines will soon benefit from a new mental health program launched this week for mining company Macmahon.  Resource Minds has been developed by Rural & Remote Mental Health and Macmahon is launching it throughout the company under the banner of Strong MINDS […]

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South32 to develop solar farm at Cannington mine

South32 plans to use solar energy to power key infrastructure at its Cannington lead-silver operation in Queensland. The miner has launched a remote off-grid renewable energy project to help it reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the site. A six-hectare, 3MW solar farm will be developed to generate electricity for the mine’s accommodation village and airport, with […]

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100 jobs to come as Kerman wins Greenbushes contract

MSP Engineering has awarded a $20 million contract to Kerman Contracting, an Applecross-based company, for works at Talison Lithium’s Greenbushes lithium project in Western Australia. As part of their contract, Kerman Contracting will undertake structural, mechanical, piping and electrical installation works at Greenbushes’ crushing circuit. This package of works is part of the $320 million project to upgrade the mine and processing […]

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Resources industry delivers 10,000 jobs to QLD

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows that Queensland’s resources sector has delivered an increase of close to 10,000 jobs in the state in the February quarter. The ABS reported that exploration and mining support services jobs were up 63 percent and coal sector jobs increased by 23 percent. Over the 12 months to February, the […]

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OZ gets green light for next stage of Carrapateena

OZ Minerals has secured a mining lease for the $916 million Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia, clearing the way for it to start the second phase of mine construction this month. In addition to the South Australian Government granting the mining lease, OZ has also received the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act […]

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Three recent trends for mining employment

Dani Tamati, recruitment specialist and human resources manager at mining industry agency THE resources Hub, identifies three of the biggest employment trends she has identified in the mining industry recently.   Work-Life Balance Perhaps as a consequence of post-downturn adjustment, there has been an increasing desire towards work flexibility, a trend reflected in the wider workforce, and […]

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Dalgaranga two months from gold production

Gascoyne Resources is two months away from producing first gold at the Dalgaranga gold project in Western Australia. The company reported that process plant construction is 90 percent complete and it is on schedule for wet ore commissioning and first gold in May. Installation of the SAG mill, crusher and mechanical equipment are “well advanced”, […]

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Staying hydrated at Australian mine sites

The summer months may have finished, bringing cooler weather, but that doesn’t decrease the importance of staying hydrated at mine sites. Australian Mining explains. It has been another scorching Australian summer. In recent months, it has been a common sight to see weather forecasts hitting at least 40 degrees in Australia’s major mining regions on both sides […]

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