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Mining jobs grow for 13th month in a row

A DFP Resources report detailing mining market statistics for June 2018 has revealed job growth in the Australian mining industry has risen for the 13th consecutive month. In the DFP Mining and Resources Job Index for June, DFP cited growth of 0.4 per cent for the month, with the national index figure rising from 91.78 to 92.19. The majority of […]

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Resolute extends life of Queensland gold mine by three years

Australia’s Resolute Mining said Wednesday it had added three years to the mine life of its Ravenswood gold operation in Queensland thanks to an expansion project and the reception of all required approvals to optimize processes. The updated expansion, which includes building an open pit at the site, is expected to deliver 1.5 million ounces of gold […]

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Hotspots for mining jobs

Optimism for job seekers in Australia’s mining industry has gradually increased for around two years now. The rising buoyancy has been reflected in research by recruitment agency Hays. The recruiters found that 47 per cent of employers expect permanent staff levels to increase this year, while 22 per cent expect to increase their use of temporary […]

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Rising nickel price prompts the restart of Avebury mine

The Avebury nickel mine near Zeehan is expected to restart as early as January next year, with hopes it will create more than 200 jobs on Tasmania’s west coast. The Avebury mine has been in care and maintenance since 2009 after a fall in nickel prices but was bought from MMG Limited by Dundas Mining […]

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Rio Tinto receives infrastructure for completion of Amrun project

Rio Tinto has received vital infrastructure pieces fabricated in Western Australia for its $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. The infrastructure, a 550t stacker and 1700t reclaimer, arrived following 16 months of fabrication in Western Australia and a nine-day voyage to the Far North Queensland site. Rio Tinto Amrun project general manager […]

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QLD’s gas industry pumping with opening of new pipeline

Queensland’s position as Australia’s energy powerhouse has been given a boost with the official opening by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of the Reedy Creek Pipeline between APA’s Wallumbilla Facility and the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Facility at Reedy Creek. The Reedy Creek Pipeline is a 50-kilometre gas transmission corridor connecting the APLNG pipelines to the east […]

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Honeymoon uranium mine restart takes shape

Boss Resources has launched a restart strategy for the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia. Since acquiring Honeymoon in December 2015, Boss has de-risked the operation, both technically and commercially, to the point where it is ready to execute a program of works for the restart. The relaunch will, however, depend on a target uranium price being achieved. […]

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QLD resources sector creates new job every hour over a year

The Queensland resources sector has welcomed 8,400 new jobs over the past 12 months, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), equivalent to one job every hour. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Ian Macfarlane said that the data reaffirmed the resources sector, which is worth $55 billion annually to the state […]

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Century mine revival now 95% complete

New Century Resources’ restart of operations at the Century zinc mine is on budget, on schedule and now around 95 per cent complete. The mine, 250km from Mt Isa, is forecast to be one of the top 10 zinc-producing mines in the world once it reaches full capacity. It originally began production in 1999 and was […]

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Natural gas pipeline to create up to 350 jobs

In the middle of remote Central Australia, work has quietly begun on a 450-kilometre natural gas pipeline owned in part by the Hong Kong-based company that launched a $13 billion takeover of Australia’s largest gas network operator earlier this month. On June 6 the green light was given to AGI Tanami to begin constructing the […]

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