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From Mining Cleaner to Health & Safety Advisor

Michelle Love, a New Zealand based Health & Safety Advisor, first came across MyPass in 2016 when working a shutdown for Methanex. She hadn’t heard of it before and began exploring the platform, realising its potential to make her work life easier. Michelle’s career in the resources industry began thirteen years ago, when she returned […]

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Get rid of FIFO to support local towns

From growing up in Albany and my first posting in the Kimberley — to building my first vet practice in the Pilbara and later diversifying into tourism and pastoral businesses in the Gascoyne and investments in the Goldfields and Great Southern — I am fortunate to have basked in the beckoning beauty and opportunity that […]

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Resources sector drives Queensland exports to new record

Queensland has produced another export record in the 12 months ending in April, with resource exports delivering more than $65 billion of the $85.2 billion. Coal remains the state’s number one export and is growing, increasing by almost $4 billion to $36.5 billion in the 12 months ending in April and doubling over the last […]

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Havilah moves closer to launching flagship Kalkaroo site

Havilah Resources has received approval from the Department for Energy and Mining for the right to mine at the Kalkaroo copper-gold project in South Australia. The South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has granted Havilah three mineral leases and two miscellaneous purposes licenses for the Kalkaroo project. Kalkaroo, which is […]

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Rio Tinto cleared to expand West Angelas iron ore project

Rio Tinto’s proposed expansion of the West Angelas iron ore mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia is a step closer to construction with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)’s approval. West Angelas’ Deposits C, D and G will be enlarged by 4100 hectares to 26,700 hectares to sustain production levels at 34 million tonnes a year […]

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Boggabri coal mine receives project approval

The Independent Planning Commission has signed off on changes to the project approval at the Boggabri Coal coal site in New South Wales. Boggabri has sought to modify five elements of the existing project approval for the operation in the state’s northwest. The company currently has permission to extract up to 8.6 million tonnes of […]

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Lunch Breaks With Robots – The Rise Of Automation In The Resources Industry

Automation technology is becoming increasingly crucial to the Australian resources industry. As more companies invest in this technology for the future, concern amongst workers for the security of their jobs is rising. This uncertainty of what the future of work will look like left us asking the question: will robots really take our jobs in […]

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Adani moves closer to construction with black-throated finch approval

The Queensland government has ticked off a crucial environmental approval for Adani’s Carmichael coalmine, bringing the contentious project a step closer to becoming reality. It has approved Adani’s proposed management plan for the endangered black-throated finch, less than a month after the state’s environment department announced a delay in approval because the plan was judged to […]

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Talison secures environmental nod for massive Greenbushes lithium expansion

Talison Lithium has received approval from the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to expand the Greenbushes lithium mine. The EPA has recommended the approval for the $512 million project expansion, subject to Talison’s protection of endangered black cockatoos. Talison has been encouraged by the EPA to offset the significant impact of lost habitat for […]

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Construction’s “Female Tradie” builds a path for women in mining

Thirty years ago it was illegal across Australia for women to work in underground mines. Today, the vast majority of workers in mining are still male, however, a positive shift in attitude is occurring towards getting more women involved in the industry. According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the Australian mining industry is made […]

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