- Putting the cap on redundancy payments
As Australia’s coal mining industry comes to terms with the resurgence of black lung the possibility of capping coal mine worker’s redundancy pay at nine years has again thrust the industry into the spotlight. Sharon Masige writes.
- Hitachi launch new excavators
Hitachi Construction Machinery has released the new ZAXIS-5 series excavators into Australia.
- Next level trucking
Liebherr’s latest massive truck is drawing heads in Mackay.
- Tracking the 2016 Trends – Part 10: An expanded view of corporate and personal welfare
The final of the ten part series examining the trends that will define mining in 2016.
- More than just machines
As the Mackay region’s coal industry changes, Sandvik is changing its offering to help the industry stay sustainable.
- Mining and those three little words [opinion]
The mining industry may not be at its economic peak, but it is a peak time for it to institute major change.
- What if intelligent machines could learn from each other?
So what happens when we introduce artificial intelligence (AI) into the mix? With AI, these devices can evolve their behaviour in response to changing contexts. Just like how living beings optimise their behaviour to their surroundings, even smaller IoT devices around us can run AI machines that evolve their software over time.
- Industry Q&A: Innovation, organisation design and strategy overhauls
METS industry body Austmine discusses with VCI how innovation is changing the face of the resources industry.
- Coal – things are looking up [opinion]
NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee outlines coal’s future, and where it may lead the Hunter Valley.
- Tracking the 2016 Trends – Part 9: The merger and acquisition cycle
The ninth of a ten part series examining the trends that will define mining in 2016.
- As coal mining declines, community mental health problems linger
The U.S. coal industry is in rapid decline, a shift marked not only by the bankruptcy of many mine operators in coal-rich Appalachia but also by a legacy of potential environmental and social disasters.
- Rio Tinto contractor conundrum: The new normal in the Pilbara?
Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s decision to use contractors for all external hires from now on will have impacts felt well beyond the pit.
- 31 incredible facts about gold [infographic]
This infographic explores not only the many industrial uses of gold, but some surprising ways the metal has been used throughout history.
- Tracking the 2016 Trends – Part 8 Mining tax management
The eighth of a ten part series examining the trends that will drive the mining industry in 2016.
- Automation can leave us complacent, and that can have dangerous consequences
Automation is seen as a panacea for all of mining’s problems, but can an over-reliance on the technology lead to complications?
- Four qualities that helped small businesses survive the end of the resources boom
New research indicates the small to medium enterprises which survived the pivot away from resources shared four qualities, irrespective of which sector they operated in.
- Tracking the 2016 Trends – Part 7
The seventh of a ten part series examining the trends that will drive the mining industry in 2016.
- Coal to consolidate as volatility likely to continue
Wood Mac’s Robin Griffin outlines how steel makers and miners must prepare for a transformed met coal market; one that is volatile, liquid and heavily consolidated.
- Tracking the 2016 Trends – Part 6
The sixth of a ten part series examining the trends that will drive the mining industry in 2016.
- Greater efficiency and productivity needed to withstand volatility [opinion]
Paul Mitchell, EY Global mining & metals advisory leader breaks down the upcoming productivity challenges for miners, and how to eke out gains.