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Mining is “Utterly Necessary” to Modern Life

October 25, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Speaking at the NSW Minerals Council environment and community conference in Wollongong yesterday, Professor Tim Flannery came out in broad support of mining industry. He said mining was “utterly necessary” to modern life and coal will continue to experience strong demand over the coming decades. However, Flannery also said rising opposition to

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Miners Reject Local Content Rules

October 24, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian miners continue to reject calls to mandate local content requirements, arguing the sector already supports domestic manufacturing at a high rate. Gindalbie Metals,which is responsible for developing the $2.75 billion Karara iron ore project in

Rio Tinto to Close Indigenous Support Fund

October 24, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto says it will be shutting its Aboriginal Fund, after almost 16 years financing groundbreaking projects to fight indigenous social disadvantage. The move has shocked many indigenous leaders. Former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

Mining Australia Expo 2012

October 18, 2011 • Events, Mining & ResourcesComments (2)

After the amazing success of previous Mining Australia Expos, Swan Exhibitions and Energy Publication are proud to be hosting the Mining Australia Expo 2012. Now in its third stint, the event is soon becoming Australia’s premier mining event, attracting

NSW Women Encouraged to Join Mining Sector

October 17, 2011 • Events, Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

An information hub encouraging young women to get involved in the mining industry will feature at the Australian National Field Days exhibition near Orange, NSW this week. The hub is part of an industry-wide push to increase the number of underrepresented

The Call for a Northern Economic Zone

October 14, 2011 • Mining & Resources, News, World NewsComments (0)

Despite the hype surrounding the mining boom, there is a growing concern that Australia is quickly becoming unattractive to investors. Investments, resource businesses and jobs are increasingly moving offshore. Australians for Northern Development to Economic

MMG Chief Executive: The Australian workforce is soft

October 13, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The nation is suffering from “rich country disease”, so claimed MMG chief executive Andrew Michelmore at a recent Australian-British Chamber of Commerce meeting. Unless workers discover a hunger for work, Australia is just “pissing