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1,000 jobs ahoy for proposed coal gasification facility in Gladstone

A major milestone for a proposed above-ground coal gasification facility in Gladstone is a testament to the diversity of the resources sector and its ability to generate new long-term jobs. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the Co-ordinator General’s declaration of Co-ordinated Project status for Australian Future Energy’s Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project […]

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Sheffield granted approval for Thunderbird project

Sheffield Resources has received a mining lease for the Thunderbird mineral sands project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The lease was granted by Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety. It means that Sheffield now only requires Federal Government environmental approval in order to begin operations, which are expected to start in 2020. […]

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Gas industry fuels more Downs jobs

Toowoomba specialist gas industry supplier Easternwell, a Broadspectrum subsidiary, has snared a multi-million dollar contract that will sustain more than 300 jobs and flow-on for other local businesses. Visiting Easternwell’s workshop in Toowoomba, Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the five-year contract would deliver a major injection into the city’s economy. […]

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New boom tipped for WA

Boom times could soon be back in WA.  That’s the verdict from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s latest consumer confidence research, due out today. It found West Australians are increasingly optimistic about the State’s economic prospects — with consumer confidence hitting a five-year high in the September quarter. The only survey of its […]

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Global lithium production set to double in five years

A new report from GlobalData predicts that electric vehicle (EV) demand will double global lithium production from 26,700 tonnes (t) in 2018 to 58,300t in 2022. China is expected to lead this demand for EVs, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the 1.1 million new EV sales globally in 2017, with the US in […]

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Rio Tinto recognised for gender diversity and anti-domestic violence program

Rio Tinto has received two awards at the 2018 Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA) for gender diversity and anti-domestic violence initiatives. The mining major won in the Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance category, while employee Rachel Durdin, a growth & innovation project shaping general manager at Rio Tinto, was named the winner of the Gender Diversity Champion […]

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Mining companies join forces in suicide prevention in an Australian first

Mining companies have for the first time got on board with the annual MATES In Construction ‘Fly the Flag Day’ public awareness campaign to help prevent suicide. The campaign has gained more and more momentum each year, with the number of participating sites more than doubling from last year. It involves more than 1000 construction and […]

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Mining shines in SEEK job report despite weak overall growth

SEEK has reported its weakest month for growth in Australian job advertisements since March 2017 but the mining, resources & energy sector still led the way across all included industries. While job growth for August 2018 was up 5.4 per cent on August 2017 overall, growth for the mining, resources and energy sector was 29 per […]

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New Century Resources officially reopens Century zinc mine

New Century Resources (ASX: NCZ) is celebrating the revival of its flagship Century zinc mine in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria, which it hopes will become the world’s fourth-largest zinc operation at full production. Friday marked the official reopening of the mine, which has been under rehabilitation since it was acquired by New Century more than a […]

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Northern Minerals discovers two new rare earth prospects in WA

ASX listed heavy rare earths producer Northern Minerals, has proven not to be a one trick pony with a new rare earths discovery in the vicinity of, but not immediately adjacent to its world-class Browns Range rare earths mine in W.A. The new high grade, impressive looking discovery is 15km south of Browns Range in […]

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