- Anglo American
- BHP Billiton
- Bowen Basin
- contract mining engineering and services
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Hunter Valley
- iron ore
- job cuts
- mergers and acquisitions
- mining jobs
- New South Wales
- New Zealand
- oil and gas
- Rio Tinto
- South Australia
- underground mining
- Western Australia
- 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.
- The rare earth elements that run the world [infographic]
Rare earth elements and their compounds are a crucial part of our everyday technologies. But our demand for these precious elements are growing, and the world’s supply is not evenly distributed.
- QME 2016: Products and innovation in focus
An insight into some of the products and innovations at QME.
- Can coal dust be quashed?
An Australian longwall development is cutting respirable dust levels and making mining safer.
- The state of metals: June 2016
An insight into how metals have performed the year to date, and how they move in the year ahead from Pallion Group and ABC Bullion general manager Nicholas Frappell.
- A labour dump is unlikely under the China Australia free trade agreement
Fears that the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will lead to a flood of Chinese workers in Australia are unfounded. The amount that China invests overseas is not linked to the flow of Chinese labour and in fact Australia could stand benefit from the investment the agreement will promote.
- Why the health scheme for coal workers is inadequate to detect black lung
A review for the Queensland government on the health assessment of miners has identified serious deficiencies at virtually all levels of the scheme.