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AMWU welcomes Ford’s continued investment in Australian manufacturing

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

Jan 10, 2012 The AMWU has welcomed Ford’s $103 million investment in the Falcon and Territory SUV, which will guarantee another four years of production in Victoria. AMWU Acting National Secretary, Mike Nicolaides said it was a good day for workers in the company’s Broadmeadows and Geelong plants and shows the commitment of Ford to …

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Bluescope Steel- Australia’s leading manufacturing investor in China.

January 16, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

BlueScope Steel’s operations out of China compromise of : BlueScope Steel Suzhou, BlueScope Butler and BlueScope Lysaght. ‘Our operations in China comprise a metallic coating and painting facility which commenced operation in 2006, seven world

PM Sees Great Potential in Mining Projects

November 15, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gilliard has forecast that the future of Australian manufacturing lies in the mining sector and urge manufacturers to embrace innovation to grab a share of the mining boom. It comes after talks of $1.2 million in grants from

Mining Women Initiative

November 14, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australia Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) has been launched to increase women’s participation in the mining industry. A series of strategies are planned to attract and retain women in the resources industry. AWRA say they are working with the

Green CSG Claims Rejected

November 11, 2011 • Mining & Resources, SustainabilityComments (0)

In the midst of the CSG debate between gas companies and the Greens, International Energy Agency jumped out and rejected Greens claims that the big coal-seam gas export plants planned for Gladstone could emit as much carbon as coal-fired power plants.

Hard Rock Mine Ventilation 2012

November 10, 2011 • Events, Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

An advanced and energy efficient ventilation system is vital in a mine to ensure a safe working environment, by regulation air temperature and extracting gases and particles emitted from vehicles and blasting. Mining IQ’s second Hard Rock Mine

Rio Chairman: China “Slowing Visibly”

November 9, 2011 • Mining & Resources, World NewsComments (0)

Rio Tinto chairman Jan du Piessis said on Monday the Chinese economy was slowing visibly, but strong domestic demand and manageable debt levels should make the Asian powerhouse’s economy resilient to a “sharp correction” in OECD economies.