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New Rinehart-Rio Mine to Create 1500 Jobs

March 2, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Billionaire Gina Rinehart and Rio Tinto have received the final approval to develop their joint venture iron ore mine in Western Australia for $US1.2 billion ($1.12bn). The WA government yesterday granted a special license to Rio and Mrs Rinehart’s company Hancock Prospecting, to build a 53km railway line for the soon-to-be-developed Hope Downs 4 iron

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WA Premier Opens Santos Devil Creek Gas Plant

February 28, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Premier of Western Australia, Hon Collin Barnett MLA, has officially opened the Devil Creek gas plant, a joint venture between Australian energy company Santos and Apache Energy. Devil Creek is Western Australia’s third domestic gas processing plant

Job Threats as BHP Suspends 50-Year-Old Tasmanian Plant

February 23, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton announced today that it would temporary suspend production at TEMCO, the mining giant’s manganese alloy production facility, located in George Town, Tasmania from early to mid-March. The miner said the plant’s competitiveness has been

Robotic Trains for Rio Tinto’s Pilbara Site

February 21, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto announced it will run the world’s first automated long-distane heavy-haul rail network, with a US$518 million investment (Rio Tinto share US$478 million) in driverless train. News emerged after Rio Tinto announced its commitment in the


February 18, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The NSW Government will today introduce legislation into Parliament overturning the ban on uranium exploration in NSW, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Resources and Energy Chris Hartcher announced today. “It is time for NSW to look at every

Mining Companies: Policy Error Will Cost Jobs

February 15, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Direct employment in the NSW mining industry has increased 107 per cent in the past four years, and with job cuts being announced in other sectors, the NSW Minerals Council says the strong growth in mining jobs shows the industry could help protect the state

Ban On Power Cuts for Bills Under $300

February 13, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

It’s double the amount than what electric companies propose, yet less than the $500 that consumer groups sought. Ahe Australian Energy Regulator set the bar at $300 – the proposed setting for electric disconnection limit. If the national law comes