Mining & Resources
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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