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Louie Flies Offshore, leaving 190 jobs ashore

February 2, 2012 • Featured, Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Reckitt Benckiser, the company behind household brands like Mortein and Dettol had announced they will be moving manufacturing offshore, ceasing production at its West Ryde plant, cutting 190 jobs. The move comes only days after Toyota announced a job cut of 350 people at its plant in Altona. Reckictt Benchiser has a household presence in …

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QLD Government to Pay if Dredging Caused Fish Poisoning

February 2, 2012 • Mining & Resources, SustainabilityComments (0)

  Shine Lawyers, acting for Gladstone fishermen has warned that the Queensland government could be forced to pay more than $20 million in compensation if dredging proved to be the source of contamination in Gladstone Harbour. The claim for loss of income

Indonesia Revokes Australian Mining Permit

February 1, 2012 • Mining & Resources, News, World NewsComments (0)

Indonesia has revoked a gold mining exploration permit granted to an Australian miner, following deadly protests against the project. In 2010, West Nusa Tenggara province granted exploration rights to Australian Arc Expliration (ARX) and local miner Sumber

NMW 2012 to Help Power Manufacturing’s Bright Future

January 31, 2012 • Events, Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

National Manufacturing Week (NMW) returns to Sydney this May with a core focus on strengthening Australia’s $100 billion manufacturing sector. Event organiser Reed Exhibitions comments that the highly-rated manufacturing event will introduce new

CSG Company Rejects “Professional Activists”

January 19, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Coal-seam gas energy company Arrow Energy facing a week-long blockade in farmland just south of Brisbane has refused to deal with travelling protest groups, claiming they have a broader agenda than the concerns of local landowners. On the other hand,

Miners Deny Overlooking Manufacturing

January 19, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

In further support of Australian manufacturing industry, the federal government says it will go to the World Trade Organisation if it confirms reports miners are overlooking local manufacturers to supply their projects. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she

The Growing Diamond Industry

January 19, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Reports have quickly surfaced that Australia’s diamond industry will be one of the first to reach its peak in 2012. The report issued out by IBISWorld has also listed the iron and steel industry as one of the worst performers for this year. The report came