After two years working on Australian Mining, I’m about to shrug off the mantle of an industry that has been a huge part of my life since 2006. From my greenest days working for Iluka Resources, logging sands around the Jacinth deposit and being hazed by drillers, right through to rigging gas pipe at the … Continue reading Moving on… [OPINION]
Fly-in fly-out mining workers have been blamed for presenting a risk of unruly behaviour on flights, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology. The report ‘Responding to unruly airline passengers’ said intoxication was a significant factor for problem passengers, in a trend which although on the decline, could still be traced to some key risk … Continue reading FIFO workers blamed for unruly behaviour
Allegations of bribery have led Newmont to review its compliance with US foreign bribery law. “We occasionally identify or are apprised of information or allegations that certain employees, affiliates, agents or associated persons may have engaged in unlawful conduct for which we might be held responsible,” Newmont said in its quarterly statement. “We are conducting … Continue reading Newmont acts on bribery allegations
A worker has been airlifted from the Drayton coal mine after he was injured in a safety incident. It is understood the 44 year-old worker was thrown around the cabin of his bulldozer, and may have suffered a pelvic fracture. Newcastle Herald reported he was in a stable condition.
Santos has closed the first quarter of 2016 with oil production up 11 per cent year on year. With 15.6 mmboe, the first quarter production is up five per cent on the previous quarter. Sales volumes are up 40 per cent year on year, taking revenue to $835 million, despite the average price of oil … Continue reading Santos oil production up in 2016