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Wallarah 2 thermal coal project progresses with lease approvals

Kores Australia’s Wallarah 2 coal mining project has received two mining leases from the New South Wales Government following a lengthy approvals process. The project secured development consent from the NSW Government’s planning assessment commission (now known as the Independent Planning Commission) in January 2018, followed by federal approval from former Minister for the Environment […]

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Fortescue gains conditional EPA approval for Eliwana

Fortescue Metals Group has received a positive recommendation from the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for the approval of its Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara. The EPA examined the $US1.3 billion ($1.8 billion) project’s proposed infrastructure, including processing and water management facilities, temporary and permanent waste landforms, and tailings storage facilities. It […]

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Mining job opportunities continue to surge

Mining industry bodies have welcomed data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that confirms growing job opportunities within the sector. Across the resources industry, which includes oil and gas, average employment grew by 11 per cent between 2018-2019, representing the equivalent of 23,794 jobs. The surge has been underpinned by substantial growth in […]

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Kalium Lakes gains environmental approval for Beyondie SOP project

Kalium Lakes has significantly advanced its Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project by gaining environmental approval from Western Australia’s Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson. The news follows on from the project’s federal government approval, which was granted in January 2019, final mining lease approvals by the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) […]

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Adani gets final environmental approval for Carmichael mine

Adani has passed its final environmental approval and can now begin work on its Carmichael mine in Central Queensland after nearly nine years of planning, fierce protests and endless political debate. On Thursday afternoon, Queensland’s Environment Department approved the mine’s groundwater management plan, with construction at the Galilee Basin to ramp up over the coming […]

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Australia’s mining industry continues strong employment results

Australia’s job market in the mining and resources sector has remained strong through to the end of May this year, according to recruitment services company DFP. May represented a significant rebound in employment prospects, with the DFP mining and resources job index rising from 91.68 to 95.38. The growth comes despite the context of the […]

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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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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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