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Rio Tinto Expands Iron Ore Operations in WA

February 10, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has committed a further US$3.4 billion (Rio Tinto share $2.9 billion) to the major expansion of its Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia. The investment comprises: US$2.2 billion (Rio Tinto 100 per cent) to extend the life of Nammuldi iron ore mine. With this funding, the project to increase production capacity in …

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High Tech Mining Promises More Jobs

February 6, 2012 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

An independent report by consultancy firm BAEconomics reverse popular belief that technological advancements in mining will lead to fewer jobs. The report, commissioned by Rio Tinto, argues they will have the opposite effect and ensure Australia’s

Gillard Got Holden’s Back

February 3, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

While Australia’s manufacturing and employment sector are in a turmoil over Holden’s plans to slash 100 jobs in South Australia, the federal government has vowed to help Holden however it can. The car manufacturer’s announcement came after

Norman Moore Quits as Mines Minister

February 3, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Mines Minister Norman Moore has announced he will not re-contest the next state election. Having been first elected in 1977, Moore is WA’s longest serving member of parliament. He is currently the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, as

Louie Flies Offshore, leaving 190 jobs ashore

February 2, 2012 • Featured, Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Reckitt Benckiser, the company behind household brands like Mortein and Dettol had announced they will be moving manufacturing offshore, ceasing production at its West Ryde plant, cutting 190 jobs. The move comes only days after Toyota announced a job cut of

QLD Government to Pay if Dredging Caused Fish Poisoning

February 2, 2012 • Mining & Resources, SustainabilityComments (0)

  Shine Lawyers, acting for Gladstone fishermen has warned that the Queensland government could be forced to pay more than $20 million in compensation if dredging proved to be the source of contamination in Gladstone Harbour. The claim for loss of income

Indonesia Revokes Australian Mining Permit

February 1, 2012 • Mining & Resources, News, World NewsComments (0)

Indonesia has revoked a gold mining exploration permit granted to an Australian miner, following deadly protests against the project. In 2010, West Nusa Tenggara province granted exploration rights to Australian Arc Expliration (ARX) and local miner Sumber