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Parents warn kids off FIFO

Parents are discouraging their teenage children from pursuing careers in the resources sector because they mistakenly believe there are “no jobs” in the industry — potentially helping to create a crippling future skills shortage. WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy chief executive Paul Everingham said about 15,000 additional workers would be required in the resources […]

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100 jobs for new graphite mine

Australia’s largest known graphite deposit, discovered two years ago on the Siviour’s farming land near Arno Bay, could bring 100 permanent jobs to the area, says mineral resources company Renascor.  The deposit was discovered during a search for uranium, using an airborne electro-magnetic survey, and the extent of the shallow deposit was soon realised, stretching about […]

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800 new jobs for renewable energy plant in Kwinana

Construction has started on one of two proposed waste-to-energy facilities in the Rockingham-Kwinana area, the first to be built in Australia. First sod was turned on Friday at the $668 million energy project in Kwinana which will thermally treat waste diverted from landfill into steam for electricity generation. It is co-developed by Dutch Infrastructure Fund, […]

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BHP mine sites affected by scarlet fever

Outbreaks of scarlet fever have been reported at two BHP sites near Newman. BHP has confirmed three cases of scarlet fever at Mining Area C and another three at the nearby South Flank site, an hour and half from Newman. In a statement, a BHP spokesman said appropriate measures have been taken to treat infected […]

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Kalium Lakes receives environmental nod for Beyondie SOP project

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has given its approval for Kalium Lakes’ Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project in the eastern Pilbara, Western Australia. The EPA’s findings are now with the Western Australian Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson, who will make a final decision that allows Beyondie launch its construction. Once the decision […]

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BHP to transition to drive-in drive-out in the Pilbara

BHP Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) will begin advertising roles “with more lifestyle flexibility” as it seeks to increase the residential proportion of its workforce in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Jobs at BHP’s Eastern Ridge and Jimblebar operations will be advertised with a drive-in, drive-out (DIDO) option starting from April 2019. Until now, both sites […]

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Worker Story: Life on a Shutdown in South-East Asia

Harry Morton Mining news in 2019 has been filled with examples of mining gone wrong in Asian countries. The Meghayala Indian mine collapse back in December 2018, or more recently the Sulawesi collapse in Indonesia that killed over fifty workers. These incidents fill our minds with images of poor working conditions and set-ups that would […]

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Adani gains groundwater approval at Carmichael coal mine

Adani Australia has received a go-ahead from Minister for the Environment Melissa Price for the groundwater management plans at its Carmichael coal mine and rail infrastructure project in the Galilee Basin, Queensland. The Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan (GDEMP) requires that Adani ensure the protection of the Doongmabulla Springs and animals that rely on the […]

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Mining upturn drives $278bn export forecast

Australia’s resources export values are expected to hit $278 billion in 2018–2019, a “sizeable upward revision” due to an improved outlook for iron ore, according to forecasts by chief economist Mark Cully. The Australian Government’s Office of Chief Economist report, which provides a five-year outlook for Australia’s major resource and energy commodity exports, credited recent […]

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Aus Tin to support construction of Tasmanian wind farm

Aus Tin Mining has signed an agreement with Lucas Total Contract Solutions on a $280 million wind farm development near its Granville East open cut mine in Tasmania. The company will supply non-acid forming (NAF) waste rock from its Granville East mine to help construct the Granville Harbour wind farm, which sustains a 1850-strong beef […]

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