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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 the government to fund and assist in upcoming mining developments. There has been …

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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.

The End of Australia’s Commodore?

November 8, 2011 • Featured, Mining & Resources, World NewsComments (0)

The Holden Commodore, being one of Australia’s most popular cars has been sold for over 15 years. There are now claims that there will be an end to the local production of the cars with designs emerging overseas in the future. The move will see a loss of

Australian Mining Magnate Leads Fight Against Tax

November 7, 2011 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

A delegation of small and mid sized Australian mining company executives called on Prime Minister to abandon a proposed mining profits tax, saying the biggest firms would pay nothing and leave smaller ones to shoulder the burden. The claim was immediately