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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 away” its position of economic strength and will ultimately degenerate into a welfare state. Michelmore

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Rio Tinto Working to Attract and Retain Senior Women

October 11, 2011 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

While most companies agree that women should be appointed on top roles based on merit, headhunters and chairman claim the problem is: There are no suitable women out there. This is particularly challenging in the mining industry, where the work environment is

AWU: Let’s Talk Jobs

October 7, 2011 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (2)

Worker unions have called on Gillard government to deliver policy measure that will assists workers in the struggling manufacturing industry at the government’s Future Jobs Forum in Canberra yesterday. Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan opened the one-day

Elder: Environment and Industry Can Coexist

October 4, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Elder Joe Brown, the man many consider the most senior indigenous lawman in the Kimberley showed support behind the decision of traditional owners north of Broome to back Woodside’s contentious $30 million gas hub. Taking part in last week’s

WA Coal Mines Risk Falling into Foreign Hands

September 29, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett raise concerns about security of coal supply after Wesfarmers agreed to sell its Premier Coals to Chinese entity. The agreement sparks fear that that the entire Western Australia coalmine is poised to fall into the