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Australian Exports Surge to New Record

July 12, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

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. Export performance resulted in an annual trade surplus of $18.3 billion.As expected, Mineral exports

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WA demand Mining Bosses Give Local Workers a Fair go Before Importing Workers

July 11, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

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

Mining News Update

June 27, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has approved the investment of US$845 million to sustain operations at Illawarra Coal, in southern New South Wales, Australia. Establishing a replacement mining area at the Appin Mine, the new development will have a production capacity of 3.5

South Australia Commits To Next Mining Boom

June 6, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The South Australian Government will commit $2 million to support an expansion of pre competitive mineral exploration data within the highly prospective Gawler Craton. Focusing within the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA), which is expected to be highly

AMWU Challenges Clive Palmer – Australia Can Build Ships Too

May 28, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Mining magnate, Clive Palmer has come under scrutiny for saying the main reason he was building ships in China was because “Australia in particular lacks a maritime industry”. A complete contrast to the highly developed maritime manufacturing

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

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