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QLD’s resource sector delivered half a trillion dollars in eight years, according to report

November 22, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Queensland’s resources sector has injected $55.1 billion into the state’s economy in 2016-17, supporting the equivalent of 282,633 full-time jobs. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive, Ian Macfarlane, who launched the eighth annual economic contribution report in Brisbane on Tuesday, said the latest report was ‘a timely reminder’ of

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BHP and Vale to commit US$1bn for Samarco rehabilitation work in 2018

November 13, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP and Vale have to date committed approximately US$1 billion towards rehabilitation work in Brazil following the failure of the Fundao tailings dam at Samarco on 5 November 2015. BHP, which last week provided an update on the remediation and compensation

Thiess wins A$300m Sangatta expansion contract

November 8, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, has won a multimillion contract by Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) to help the company expand its operations at Sangatta coal mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. CIMIC Chief Executive Officer Adolfo Valderas

Rio Tinto appoints Simon Trott as its first ever CCO

November 7, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Simon Trott as chief commercial officer (CCO), effective 1 January 2018. In this newly created role, Mr Trott will report to the chief executive and become member of Rio Tinto’s Executive Committee. Rio Tinto chief

Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project creates 470 jobs in Qld

November 6, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto’s world-class Amrun bauxite project, located south of the Embley River, between Weipa and Aurukun, has created 470 jobs in far north Queensland. The project involved the construction of a processing facility including a beneficiation plant and

McGowan Government: 52 applications received for Round 16 of co-funded drilling projects

November 3, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety announced that it has received 52 submissions, including six from prospectors, for Round 16 of the State Government’s co-funded drilling program. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill

Chevron Australia ships first LNG cargo from Wheatstone

November 1, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Chevron Australia has announced that the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has departed from the Wheatstone Project. Located 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia, the two-train project is a joint venture between the Australian