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Bowen Basin fitters walk off the job

May 21, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

May 19, 2012 140 members of the AMWU have walked off the job this morning at the BHP owned Goonyella Mine in the Bowen basin. The walkout occurred in response to a resounding rejection of the company’s latest enterprise agreement proposal, with over 80% of workers voting to reject the mining giants offer. The members of the …

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Equality dispute may disrupt Hunter coal exports

May 2, 2012 • Media Release, Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Workers maintaining Hunter Valley coal trains have begun striking as part of on-going industrial action over stalled Enterprise Agreement negotiations. Locomotive maintenance workers at Downer EDi Rail’s Kooragang site near Newcastle began protected


April 17, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Queensland Treasurer Mr Tim Nicholls and Managing Director of Komatsu Australia Limited Mr Sean Taylor at the opening of Komatsu’s new facility in Wacol. Komatsu Australia has announced the official opening and commissioning of its all-new, state of the art

Xstrata Coal Wins Approval

April 2, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Last week, the Queensland Land Court released its decision recommending the approval of Xstrata Coal’s Mining Lease Application involving the Wandoan Coal Project. The recommendation actually follows an August 2011 hearing wherein objections from the

Analysis Shows Australia’s Significant Mineral Potential

March 29, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

There was only good news during a Perth conference held on Monday, which was attended by national and international exploration and mining executives as the Chief Executive of Geoscience Australia, Dr Chris Pigram, revealed that Australia has significant

Rio Tinto Reviews Its Diamond Business

March 29, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto, one of the world’s major diamond producers, has announced its decision to conduct a strategic review of its diamond business. The review will include the exploration of other options for potential divestment of its diamond interests. Harry

South Australia Agrees to Tougher Coal Seam Gas Regulations

March 24, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

In the understanding that coal seam gas and large coal mining developments may have an impact water resources, South Australia has followed in the footsteps of Queensland and the New South Wales Government with signing up to the Gillard