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World’s Biggest Miner, BHP Billiton Puts $30b Expansion Plans On Hold

August 23, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has announced it will investigate an alternative, less capital-intensive design of the $30 billion Olympic Dam open-pit expansion in South Australia. The world’s biggest miner, believes the company needs to investigate new technologies to substantially improve the economics of the project. As a result the company will not be ready to

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Boosting Mineral Exploration In Tasmania With 3D Modelling

August 14, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Minister for Energy and Resources Bryan Green has praised ground breaking 3D modelling of Tasmania, which is aimed at boosting mineral exploration. In an Australian first, highly detailed 3D geological models are now accessible through a state-of-the-art

Victoria Gets A $90 Million Boost For Coal Industries

August 8, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

A $90 million partnership between the Australian and Victorian Governments will help ensure a bright future for Latrobe Valley coal industries in a low emissions economy. Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson AM MP, has launched the Advanced

Ballarat Mining Business Export Success Story

July 28, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Mining technology company, Gekko Systems Pty Ltd will develop more export opportunities through a $80,000 Victorian Coalition Government Global Export Engagement Program grant. Announced by the Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard

Symposium to promote SA and NT resources to China

July 18, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Australia China Resources Symposium opens today reinforcing to Chinese mining delegates the vast investment opportunities presented by the rapidly expanding minerals and energy sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. South Australian

Australian Exports Surge to New Record

July 12, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reported Australia’s total goods and services exports soared 10.2 per cent in 2011 to $313.3 billion.  It’s the first time Australia has reached over $300 billion in exports, during a 12 month period.

WA demand Mining Bosses Give Local Workers a Fair go Before Importing Workers

July 11, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

AMWU has reported union members across Western Australia turned out in their hundreds last week to demand resource companies commit to train and employ locals, rather than exploit overseas labour. The rally was held last week in Perth and rallies are planned