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  • Conditions improved onsite (0) October 22, 2008 A world first wireless condition monitoring sensor system has been developed by VIPAC Engineers and Scientists for variable speed machinery.
  • OZ Minerals may cut zinc production (0) October 22, 2008 OZ Minerals is considering scaling back production at its Century mine and delaying their planned Dugald River project, OZ chief executive Andrew Michelmore said after the company released its third ...
  • Pilbara strike action escalates (0) October 22, 2008 Train drivers in the Pilbara are ramping up industrial action today, with workers recently passing a resolution to continue their campaign.
  • Gen Y knows what it wants (0) October 22, 2008 Members of today’s Generation Y will not take a job simply because they need one, rather they will take a job because they are passionate about it, RecruitR director of ...
  • Software R&D agreement (0) October 22, 2008 Citect has announced that it is integrating its field operations team with its parent company, Schneider Electric, and has also announced plans to further invest in research and development.
  • Processing breakthrough (0) October 22, 2008 The CSIRO is conducting research to better understand ionic liquids, which could have major ramifications on minerals processing.
  • Dangerous time ahead: Resources Council (0) October 22, 2008 The interconnection of North West Queensland and the Northern Territory to the National Electricity Market has been put forward as a prime example of nation building under the Federal Government’s ...
  • Rio launches mine of the future (0) October 22, 2008 Rio Tinto has joined forces with General Electric (GE) to develop the first energy efficient and environmentally friendly automated mine.
  • Prospect Awards finalists announced (0) October 21, 2008 The 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards has attracted the strongest field ever.
  • Leg up for junior explorers (0) October 21, 2008 Four junior mineral explorers will share in $160,000 in research funding to help them uncover new mineral resources in under-explored parts of Queensland.
  • Alcoa expects Rio Tinto shares (0) October 21, 2008 Alcoa has said that it expects a trouble-free transfer of its shareholding in Rio Tinto from a custodial account with Lehman Brothers International Europe in London.
  • Counter offers fail to entice (0) October 20, 2008 Counter offers are an unsuccessful strategy in long-term staff retention, Hays Resources & Mining has said.
  • Game-based training tool (0) October 20, 2008 The Mining Industry Skills Centre has launched Project Canary, a game-based simulation training program intended to minimise employee injuries on mine sites.
  • CSIRO technology goes global (0) October 20, 2008 The CSIRO has signed an agreement with Joy Australasia to commercialise the underground longwall automation system, known as LASC (Longwall Automation Steering Committee) technology.
  • Green light for Adelaide Hills (0) October 20, 2008 South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway earlier this week announced a mineral lease has been granted to Hillsgrove Resources Limited for the development of the Kanmantoo copper ...
  • Processing report released (0) October 20, 2008 A new minerals processing report from the Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP) has been released.
  • Hot export opportunities in Chile (0) October 20, 2008 Mining suppliers and distributors have been advised to plan ahead and be targeted by Chilean mining companies interested in Australian technology and innovation following a series of Austrade’s seminars held ...
  • Rio Tinto sounds warning (0) October 17, 2008 Rio Tinto has warned that demand for commodities from China is slowing. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • New mine safety centre (0) October 17, 2008 NSW Minerals Council Chairman Colin Bloomfield opened an advanced mines’ rescue training facility in Wollongong.
  • Red Dog to install IsaMills (0) October 17, 2008 Alaska’s Red Dog zinc mine has purchased two M3000, 1.5 MW IsaMills.
  • Trainees hit the tracks (0) October 17, 2008 The latest intake of trainee coal train drivers is ready to start practical training this week as Queensland Rail (QR) continues the $6 billion-plus expansion of its Queensland coal network ...
  • Miners take hit (0) October 17, 2008 The Australian stock market has fallen again with fears of a US recession sparking Wall Street to its worst day since the 1987 crash, reports smh.com.au
  • An automated affair (0) October 17, 2008 Extensive trials in Western Australia have shown the future of environmentally friendly automated mining is now. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • The Edge of Reason (1) October 16, 2008 A small-time contractor has hit his straps after investing in reliability. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Online revolution (0) October 16, 2008 The evolution of safe, secure and real-time remote monitoring technology is happening now. Daniel Hall writes.
  • Rio Tinto faces further strike action (0) October 15, 2008 Rio Tinto’s Pilbara Iron Ore train drivers will walk off the job again this Friday, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has said.
  • Mine safety takes a road trip (0) October 15, 2008 Safe Work 2008 will run over the next four weeks to raise awareness about safety in the workplace.
  • FMG announces increased reserves (0) October 15, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group exploration and operations teams have announced a new reserve estimate for the company’s Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek operations, with an increase of 54% to 1.625 billion tonnes.
  • Demand strong despite crisis (0) October 15, 2008 Oz Minerals CEO Andrew Michelmore predicts demand for commodities for the mid- to longer-term remains optimistic despite the current global economic crisis.
  • Green light for Pardoo (0) October 15, 2008 Atlas Iron Limited has received final environmental approval from the Western Australian Minister for Environment for the Pardoo DSO Project.
  • Mine safety has a birthday (0) October 14, 2008 Swedish company Alimak Hek is celebrating its 60th birthday.
  • Record Queensland exploration (32) October 14, 2008 Queensland Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson has announced that the State has achieved record levels of investment in mining and petroleum exploration in 2007-2008, with more than half a ...
  • WA royalties program approved (0) October 14, 2008 The Western Australian Government has approved the $670 million Royalties for Regions program, formally giving effect to the Royalties for Regions policy.
  • State plan: Have your say (0) October 14, 2008 The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has called for submissions on a strategic plan for the future of the State’s resources industry.
  • QRC opens dialogue with farmers (0) October 13, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed initiatives of the Queensland Government to reduce friction between resource and farming interests in Queensland.
  • Mining giants take a blow (0) October 13, 2008 The Australian Stock market suffered its worst day since 1987 on Friday 10 October.
  • SA braces for further boom (0) October 10, 2008 South Australian communities are being encouraged to prepare for the coming mineral boom in order to avoid the mistakes of other states.
  • Monadelphous wins $140 m contract (0) October 10, 2008 Monadelphous Group has won a contract with Worsley Alumina worth $140 million.
  • Early bird benefits! (0) October 9, 2008 The second annual Australian Made Conference is fast approaching and will once again aim to lift the profile of the manufacturing in Australia and recognise those who are striving for ...
  • South Australia to boost Uranium exports to China (0) October 9, 2008 South Australia is in a good position to increase its uranium exports to China, Premier Mike Rann has said.
  • GME just days away (0) October 9, 2008 Exhibitors at the 2008 Goldfields Mining Expo, held at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club from October 28 to 30, are promising a large number of new product and services releases.
  • Australia: A safe bet (0) October 8, 2008 RESOURCESTOCKS World Risk Survey has placed Australia as the fourth country in the world with the least risk for resource sector investment.
  • The eastern seaboard steps up (0) October 8, 2008 The boom in Western Australia’s mining industry is having one inadvertent negative effect, a skilled labour strain which is leading to long lead times in local bulk handling technologies solutions. ...
  • Calling a spade a spade (0) October 8, 2008 An Australian research centre has funded the development of a dozer spade blade that is already showing promising results with a reduction in fuel consumption. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Rio Tinto workers threaten strike action (0) October 7, 2008 Rio Tinto faces the first industrial action at its Pilbara operations in Western Australia since 1992 when its train drivers stop work for 12 hours on Saturday.
  • $1.8 billion Karara project (0) October 7, 2008 The $1.8 billion Karara iron ore project has commenced listing supply opportunities.
  • Big contracts bound for SA (0) October 7, 2008 South Australian Treasurer Kevin Foley has announced that local, Australian and New Zealand Suppliers have won more than $450 million worth of contracts for the development of OZ Mineral’s billion ...
  • BlueScope enters steel contract (24) October 7, 2008 BlueScope Steel has entered into a long-term contract with BHP Billiton and its joint venture partners for the purchase of iron ore.
  • New flight to Cloncurry (0) October 3, 2008 SkyAirWorld has announced an additional weekly flight between Brisbane and Cloncurry as a result of overwhelming demand on its new domestic service.
  • Mining boss doubts climate change pact can be reached (0) October 3, 2008 The chief executive of Rio Tinto Tom Albanese has said he is doubtful that a global agreement can be reached on climate change.
  • Done and dusted (0) October 2, 2008 Meteorological forecasts and dispersion models are helping minesites win the war against dust. Jessica Darnbrough writes for Australian Mining.
  • Operations suspended at Whyalla smelter (0) October 2, 2008 Ausmelt has announced that it will suspend operations at its smelter in Whyalla, South Australia.
  • MCA reviews Garnut report (0) October 2, 2008 Minerals Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Hooke has advocated Professor Ross Garnut’s final Climate Change Review report.
  • Watchdog backs BHP’s takeover bid (0) October 2, 2008 Australia’s competition watchdog has cleared global miner BHP Billiton’s proposed $144 billion bid for Rio Tinto, after it was agreed that the take-over wouldn’t lessen competition.
  • Number of fires on site surge (0) October 1, 2008 According to a report by the Queensland Government’s Department of Mines and Energy, there were 228 fires in the 12 month period from 1 August 2007 to 31 July 2008.
  • Ensham to fly back into business (0) October 1, 2008 A $4.5 million Motor Generator or ‘MG’ was flown into Ensham Coal mine in a bid to repair the $100 million dragline at the site.
  • NSW OHS legislation amendments (0) September 30, 2008 The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Application to Mining Workplaces and Coal Workplaces) Regulation 2008 has expanded, with consequences for mining workplaces and coal mines.
  • Safety’s not a game, or is it? (0) September 30, 2008 A games-based military training tool has formed the basis for a new mining training simulator.
  • Protection for overseas workers (0) September 30, 2008 Temporary overseas workers employed in New South Wales will be given greater protection in the workplace under a joint Commonwealth-State agreement announced recently.
  • Terramin maiden Zinc shipment (0) September 30, 2008 The first shipment of zinc concentrate from Terramin Australia’s Angas mine, with a current market value of US$3 million, has left Port Adelaide.
  • 2008 Prospect Awards: You are invited (0) September 30, 2008 The Australian mining industry’s night of nights, the 2008 Prospect Awards, is a great opportunity to network with company representatives and key decision makers from the leading mines around the ...
  • Worker dies at Leigh Creek (0) September 29, 2008 SafeWork South Australia will investigate a recent incident at Leigh Creek coal mine in the State’s north in which a man apparently fell from a bulldozer, and died later in ...
  • QR gets green light for coal dust plan (0) September 29, 2008 The environmental Protection Agency has approved Queensland Rail’s (QR) Transitional Environmental Program (TEP).
  • Train derails in WA (0) September 29, 2008 A train carrying iron ore from Portman Limited’s Koolyanobbing operation has derailed inside the Esperance Port boundary.
  • New law protects overseas workers (0) September 29, 2008 A new Bill has been introduced into the Senate that sets out a new framework to better protect temporary overseas workers in Australia.
  • Fall arrest standards: don’t fall short (0) September 29, 2008 Forthcoming changes and implications regarding the safe use and operation of miner’s belts could present a dilemma for the mining industry. Liz Foster writes for Australian Mining.
  • Resource projects win steel awards (0) September 26, 2008 Development of resource-related facilities claimed the biggest share of this year’s Steel Awards for Western Australia, presented recently in Perth.
  • Dealing with driver fatigue (0) September 26, 2008 Assessment of sleep disorders is a new requirement under the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) recent Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue (HVDF) reforms. Sylvia Aitken writes
  • Open vs closed thickener feedwells (0) September 26, 2008 Open versus closed feedwells is still a debating point, Outotec special projects director Ian Arbuthnot writes for Australian Mining.
  • Company wins $65 m contract for camp site (0) September 26, 2008 Complete Site Services (CSS) has been awarded a $65 million contract to supply and install an 801-man camp for Fortescue Metal Group’s (FMG) project located at Christmas Creek, 100km north ...
  • High Court gives glimmer of hope to FMG (0) September 26, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has moved one step closer to negotiating third party rail access to the BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Mt Newman and Goldsworthy rail lines, after the High ...
  • Fast-tracking safety (0) September 26, 2008 A new web-based safety system is helping one contractor achieve zero lost time injuries. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Motors vs drives (0) September 25, 2008 With an increasing number of variable speed drive (VSD) compressors being employed to meet compressed air needs, a common misconception has arisen, that a VSD will always be more efficient ...
  • The rush that never ended (2) September 25, 2008 The Eastern Goldfields was born out of man’s penchant for gold. However, the dark knight Nickel has since stepped out of the shadows and shown its true worth. Jessica Darnbrough writes for ...
  • Swan to decide third party access (0) September 25, 2008 The Minerals Council of Australia has urged Treasurer Wayne Swan to reject an application for access by third parties to privately owned rail infrastructure in the Pilbara region of northwest ...
  • Port overhaul announced (0) September 25, 2008 The Queensland Resource Council has reacted cautiously to an overhaul of Queensland’s port authorities announced recently by the State’s Treasurer Andrew Fraser.
  • Rio to spend $131 m on mining town (0) September 24, 2008 Rio Tinto has announced it will spend $131 million to improve housing and infrastructure in the town of Pannawonica in Western Australia to support a new mine.
  • Miner injured in truck collision (0) September 24, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert urging mines to perform a risk assessment on intersections to identify potential hazards after a rear dump ...
  • Pilbara: remote, but not forgotten (0) September 24, 2008 Minerals Council of Australia CEO Mitch Hooke sets the record straight on why mining companies should not be used as a surrogate for government responsibilities in the remote north. Story ...
  • Mining company reduces zinc production in favour of copper (0) September 24, 2008 OZ Minerals, the world’s second largest zinc miner, will reduce zinc production in favour of copper at its Golden Grove mine in 2009.
  • Scope adjustment control (0) September 24, 2008 McCullough Robertson Lawyers Partner Brad McCosker explores mechanisms to adjust the scope of work in a mining contract in the fourth part of this six-part series for Australian Mining.
  • Railway design a runaway success (0) September 24, 2008 Judges have awarded a Certificate of Merit to Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Lang Hancock Railway (LHR) in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in the recently held Golden Gecko Awards.
  • Mining to blame for HIV increase (0) September 23, 2008 In a shock report recently released, an increase in the number of people contracting HIV infection has been blamed on the mining boom.
  • Work readiness program rolls out Indigenous graduates (0) September 23, 2008 Several Indigenous people have graduated from the Mining Industry Skills Centre’s Work Readiness pilot program.
  • Innovation: a COMET destined for earth (0) September 23, 2008 The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr has released an evaluation of the Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) program.
  • Transport a winning issue for BHP (0) September 23, 2008 Greyhound Australia has won BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam 2008 Vendor of the Year Award.
  • FMG to defend charges (0) September 22, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group is one of eight companies to face the Perth Magistrates Court over the deaths of two workers at a Pilbara camp site.
  • Prominent Hill starts commissioning (0) September 22, 2008 OZ Minerals has confirmed that its Prominent Hill copper-gold project in South Australia will commence commissioning next month.
  • Hillgrove mine opens its doors (0) September 22, 2008 Straits Resources Limited has officially opened a new operation in New South Wales.
  • Rudd pledges $100m to carbon capture facility (0) September 22, 2008 The Federal Government has pledged $100 million to the establishment of a global institute for carbon capture.
  • Breathing apparatus fails in exercise (0) September 19, 2008 The Department of Primary Industries has released a safety alert encouraging all mines using self-rescue breathing apparatus’ to review their systems for managing the use, storage and inspection of these ...
  • Railcar unloader destined for Pilbara (0) September 18, 2008 Metso Minerals is set to supply two twin-cell rotary railcar unloader systems to Pilbara Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) for its Anderson Point site in the ...
  • MinVu takes a stand in Vegas (0) September 18, 2008 MinVu will take a stand at MINExpo 08 in Las Vegas this month in a bid to conquer the American market.
  • Curragh Mine’s contract extended (0) September 17, 2008 Thiess has secured a $260 million contract extension from Wesfarmers Curragh for coal mining and pre-strip overburden removal at its Curragh North Mine located 38 km north of Blackwater in ...
  • Terramin opens up (0) September 17, 2008 Terramin’s Angas Zinc Mine in South Australia will officially open in a ceremony hosted by the State’s Premier Mike Rann. The local mining company has already exceeded expectations, making $1 million ...
  • Contractor receives contract extension in Bowen Basin (0) September 17, 2008 Thiess has secured a $260 million contract extension from Wesfarmers Curragh for coal mining and pre-strip overburden removal at its Curragh North Mine located 38 km north of Blackwater in ...
  • Product Focus: Pumps, Pipes, Valves & Compressors (0) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Pumps, Pipes, Valves & Compressors Product Focus in the November 2008 issue.
  • Mine Automation & Remote Control (0) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Mine Automation and Remote Control Feature in the November 2008 issue.
  • Argyle uses articulated dump trucks to get job done (0) September 15, 2008 Argyle Diamond Mines has commissioned a fleet of articulated dump trucks, specially modified to cart pre-mixed shotcrete underground.
  • Industrial tractor provides smooth ride (0) September 15, 2008 Taylor Dunn has launched an industrial tractor that is said to provide reliable service in heavy applications.
  • Employment falls in industry (0) September 15, 2008 According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, employment prospects for job seekers in the Mining & Construction sector have continued to fall, as hiring managers place their decision making on ...
  • Drilling & Blasting Feature (0) September 15, 2008 Underground drilling and blasting technology and equipment continues to be an area of rapid growth and change for the mining industry.
  • Centenary Feature: Mine Safety 1908 – 2008 (0) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Mine Safety Feature in the November 2008 issue.
  • Motors & Drives (23) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial submissions for its Motors & Drives feature in the November 2008 issue.
  • Contractor dies at Prominent Hill (0) September 12, 2008 The death of a contractor at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill site in South Australia has forced the company temporarily shut down operations.
  • A virtual training session (0) September 12, 2008 The University of Queensland has teamed up with the construction and resources industries to help make hazardous work places safer.
  • Miners Memorial Day (0) September 12, 2008 A Miners Memorial Day, commemorating the lives of more than 1450 miners who have died in Queensland mining tragedies, will be held on the 19 September.
  • Zinc fights back (0) September 11, 2008 Terramin Australia’s Angas mine in South Australia has begun exporting 5000 tonnes of zinc concentrate to the Port Pirie smelter.
  • Employee narrowly escapes injury onsite (0) September 11, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a report urging all mines check hull integrity on a regular basis after a pontoon suddenly capsized while the ...
  • State safety reform rollout (0) September 11, 2008 Major steps in the consistency of workplace health and safety laws in the NSW mining industry have come into effect.
  • Major contractor demonstrates inefficiencies (0) September 11, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert after several employees of a major contractor raised concerns regarding the inappropriate methods of conveying and ...
  • South Australia exploration record (0) September 11, 2008 South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway has announced that spending on mineral exploration in that State rose to a record quarterly high of $95.2 million in the ...
  • Government releases roadmap for future (0) September 10, 2008 The Australian Infrastructure Strategic Roadmap, used to outline the infrastructure needed over the next five to ten years, has been released by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research ...
  • Jobs lost in mine closure (0) September 10, 2008 Fifty miners have lost their jobs after Hellyer zinc mine in Tasmania’s north-west was forced to shut its doors.
  • Government introduces uniform safety bill (0) September 9, 2008 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed the introduction of the Safe Work Australia Bill as an opportunity to establish a body to promote a national, uniform Occupational Health ...
  • Right numbers, questionable basis: MCA (0) September 9, 2008 The Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Mitchell Hooke has questioned the realistic nature of Professor Ross Garnut’s supplementary Climate Change Draft Report on ‘Targets and Trajectories’.
  • Contractor recognised by Government (0) September 9, 2008 Thiess has won the 2008 Minister’s Award for Excellence for Employers of Australian Apprentices for the Brisbane region.
  • Yandi remains closed (120) September 9, 2008 BHP Billiton spokesperson Emma Meade has told Australian Mining that operations at Yandi remain suspended following a fatal collision between a light vehicle and a haul truck at the mine ...
  • Carbon capture critical to Australian future (0) September 8, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has said carbon capture and storage technology is more critical than ever to the future of the Australian coal industry.
  • Yandi death prompts WA shutdown (0) September 8, 2008 BHP Billiton has announced that a collision between a light vehicle and haul truck at the company’s Yandi mine site recently has resulted in the death of a HWE Mining ...
  • Beaconsfield inquest continues… (0) September 8, 2008 The man who found the body of a Beaconsfield miner after the 2006 rockfall has told an inquest of the conditions in the mine after the disaster.
  • Carbon monoxide sensors recalled (0) September 8, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert to notify all coal mines of the recall of City Technology 4CF carbon monoxide sensors.
  • Employee sustains head injury at Century Mine (0) September 8, 2008 A contractor engaged by OZ Minerals at its Century Mine in North Queensland has sustained a serious head injury while working in the pit.
  • Chamber reveals key policy issues (0) September 5, 2008 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia (CME) has released a policy checklist calling for greater coordination between government, industry and community in the provisions of social and ...
  • Hauler provides advanced flexibility (0) September 4, 2008 A new hauler has given one minesite advanced flexibility.
  • Female engineer wins Smart Woman award (0) September 3, 2008 Melanie Gordon, a Project Manager for Dragline Shutdown with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), has won the Queensland Government’s Smart Women Smart State Award.
  • Mining & Energy South Australia exhibition coming soon (0) September 3, 2008 International attention will be focused on South Australia’s burgeoning mining sector during a major exhibition in Adelaide next year.
  • WA ‘wishlist’ announced (0) September 3, 2008 The Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (AMEC) has released its ‘wishlist’ for the Western Australian 2008 elections, calling for the State Government to redress the decline in the State’s ...
  • Label printers (0) September 3, 2008 Panduit will unveil two thermal transfer printers for label production on Stand 1115 during the 2008 Goldfields Mining Expo (GME).
  • Helical rotor pumps (0) September 3, 2008 Mono Pumps will demonstrate the inner workings of a helical rotor pump from its Compact range on Stand 2300 during the 2008 Goldfields Mining Expo (GME).
  • Innovation results in greater safety (0) September 3, 2008 The self-locking Heavy Equipment Jack, designed by the engineering and maintenance teams at Mt Thorley Warkworth Coal Mine, has won the 2008 NSW Minerals Council Safety Innovation Award.
  • Promise of stronger resources communities (0) September 2, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed today’s state government announcement of a new three-year $100 million funding package to strengthen resource industry-based communities.
  • Fists fly in Golden West meeting (0) September 2, 2008 A bitter dispute between shareholders of West Australian company Golden West Resources and Portman has culminated in a fist-fight after a proposed board spill was all but rejected.
  • Govt. kills off Mackay terminal (0) September 2, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says the Queensland Government has allowed resources sector policy to be hijacked by sectional interests after killing off the Mackay coal terminal expansion.
  • Australia launches biggest rail research program (0) September 1, 2008 The Federal Government has launched a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for rail innovation.
  • Carbon capture to take world stage (0) September 1, 2008 Carbon capture and storage technology is well established in Australia, however, its effects will not be felt unless it is used on a global scale, CEO of the NSW Minerals ...
  • Land contamination law to have major impact (0) September 1, 2008 South Australia’s construction, mining and petroleum industries are facing a new regime which will require the review and possible testing of fill before it is moved from site to site.
  • Correspondents get job ready (0) September 1, 2008 Bunbury South West Regional College of TAFE in Western Australia is aiming to engage the local Indigenous community in an e-learning project that aims at making all participants ready for ...
  • Pilbara set for further growth (0) August 28, 2008 Unprecedented growth in the Pilbara region looks set to continue according to new population projections from the Pilbara Industry’s Community Council (PICC).
  • Rail duplication to boost capacity (0) August 28, 2008 A seven kilometre track duplication will boost capacity to carry coal in the Blackwater system in central Queensland, according to Queensland Rail (QR).
  • Equipment wear parts (0) August 28, 2008 Excel Undercarriage will feature replacement wear parts for hydraulic, electric and rope mining shovels, excavators, drills and drag lines on Stand 4000 during the Goldfields Mining Expo (GME) 2008.
  • Chemical dust suppressant (0) August 28, 2008 Vital Chemical will exhibit a cost-effective, fully biodegradable, water-conserving dust suppressant on Stand 1030 during the Goldfields Mining Expo (GME) 2008.
  • Build up the north, or bust (0) August 27, 2008 The northern half of Australia and remote mining communities of the Pilbara are fundamentally underdeveloped. Daniel Hall writes
  • Safety08 Conference and Exhibition (24) August 26, 2008 IFAP will run the seventh annual Occupational Safety and Health Conference from 23 to 24 September 2008 at the Sheraton Perth Hotel.
  • Fatal accident at Yandi (0) August 26, 2008 BHP Billiton Iron Ore has announced that an incident occurred recently at its Yandi mine site, which resulted in the death of an HWE Mining employee.
  • $10 m portable power solution (0) August 26, 2008 ABB Australia has won a $10-million contract from United Group Resources to help provide reliable power for Incitec Pivot Limited’s new ammonium nitrate plant at Moranbah in Queensland.
  • Campaign to target copper thieves (0) August 26, 2008 An alarming rise in the incidence of copper theft has sparked a national campaign, according to the Queensland Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson.
  • Queensland shares expertise with US (0) August 26, 2008 Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson has recently declared Queensland’s methods of monitoring mine gas as being among the best in the world.
  • Managing the fleet for higher profits (0) August 26, 2008 The fundamental elements of fleet management. Coffey Mining Chief Mining Engineer Linton Kirk writes.
  • Resources Council slams oil shale decision (0) August 25, 2008 Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche has slammed the Queensland Government over its declaration of a 20-year moratorium over the development of the McFarlane oil shale deposit.
  • Training commitment rewarded (0) August 25, 2008 A Western Australian diamond producer has been awarded top honours for its commitment to Indigenous training and workforce development, by the Chairman of national industry skills council SkillsDMC.
  • Bright future with China: Minister (0) August 25, 2008 The Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson AM MP, has declared Australia’s strong future with China in a speech to the Australia-China Mining and Minerals Industry Dinner in Beijing.
  • Motor gearbox combination (0) August 22, 2008 Dunkermotoren has launched a combined DC-motor and planetary gearbox that is said to produce peak torques of up to 400 Ncm.
  • $300 m exploration licence for Gunnedah (0) August 22, 2008 The NSW Government will grant an exploration licence for the Watermark area near Gunnedah for a period of five years following a rigorous tender process, Minister for Mineral Resources Ian ...
  • Call for single focus Minister (0) August 22, 2008 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) has called for both major political parties in Western Australia (WA) to dedicate a Minister to a sole resources portfolio.
  • All in the timing: Hays (0) August 21, 2008 Employers are being forced to act quickly in order to attract and retain the best candidates for jobs in the mining industry.
  • Infrastructure needed in Pilbara (0) August 21, 2008 The Pilbara region in Western Australia is in desperate need of infrastructure and solid planning.
  • Mining drama close to home (0) August 21, 2008 A new television drama, which centres on the mining industry, is currently being filmed in Central NSW and along the Kimberly coast in Western Australia and Melbourne.
  • Two miners injured in underground accident (0) August 21, 2008 The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released a safety alert urging all mines to maintain their elevated work platforms after two workers were injured during routine maintenance work ...
  • Pilbara housing scheme (24) August 21, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group has opened the first of 250 environmentally friendly houses being built in Port and South Hedland.
  • A day to remember Queensland miners (0) August 20, 2008 The Queensland Government has announced a Miners Memorial Day to commemorate the lives of more than 1450 miners who died in mining tragedies that touch on three different centuries of ...
  • Inventive miners win innovation award (0) August 20, 2008 An innovation that makes a mine site safer while reducing carbon emissions has taken out the prestigious Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Awards presented in Townsville recently.
  • Sustainable development conference on soon (0) August 20, 2008 The Minerals Council of Australia will host the Solutions through Collaboration conference (SD08) from 15 to 19 September 2008.
  • The star wars effect (0) August 20, 2008 ‘Star wars’ technology being taken up by the mining industry will have implications for both efficiency and safety, managing director of Safety Wise Solutions Gerry Gibb said.
  • Carbon monoxide sensor recalled (0) August 20, 2008 Industrial Scientific Corporation 4CF Carbon Monoxide sensors have been recalled after a failure mode was identified in the sensor.
  • Whyalla iron ore export boost (0) August 20, 2008 Premier Mike Rann has welcomed OneSteel ’s announcement that iron ore exports from Whyalla are to be increased by 50%.
  • $80 m contract for CHPP (10) August 19, 2008 Sedgman Limited has secured an $80 million contract from BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) to design and supply a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) for its proposed Daunia mine ...
  • Through the roof: mining pay averages $100k (0) August 15, 2008 Miners earning less than $100,000 a year are on less than the industry’s average national salary, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released recently.
  • BHP commits to sustainability (0) August 15, 2008 BHP Billiton has announced that it plans to restrict coal exploration in the farming region at Caroona near Gunnedah.
  • Worsley stacks it on (0) August 15, 2008 FL Smidth Minerals has been awarded the contract for the design and supply a two new slewing and luffing stackers at the Worsley alumina refinery at Collie in south-west WA.
  • Mine endeavours to cut 150 jobs (0) August 14, 2008 More than 150 people will lose their jobs at CBH Resources’ Endeavour Mine at Cobar in western New South Wales.
  • Attendance to mine safety conference surges (0) August 14, 2008 Close to 700 mining industry personnel will be on a mission to break new ground for the health and safety of mine workers when they pour into Townsville next week.
  • Boulder split in record time (0) August 14, 2008 A Hydraulic Splitter has been used to successfully break oversize boulders at Ridgeway Gold Mine, located near Orange in the central west of NSW.
  • Product Focus: Safety Equipment (0) August 13, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Safety Equipment Product Focus in the October 2008 issue.
  • Goldfields Mining Expo Preview (0) August 13, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and exhibitor previews for its Goldfields Mining Expo (GME) preview in the October 2008 issue.
  • 100th Anniversary Issue: The Most Influential People in Mining (0) August 13, 2008 In Celebration of its 100th birthday, Australian Mining will commemorate mining’s most influential people. Editorial contributions and story ideas are welcome.
  • Pilbara Spotlight (0) August 13, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Pilbara Spotlight in the October 2008 issue.
  • Mining and farming: how and why they can coexist (0) August 13, 2008 One of the misconceptions in the current debate about mining, exploration and farming is that that the existence of one negates the other. By Dr Nikki Williams, CEO NSW Minerals ...
  • Term and volume contracts (2) August 13, 2008 McCullough Robertson Lawyers Partner Brad McCosker explores the task of preparing a standard operations mining contract in the second and third parts of this six-part series for Australian Mining.
  • A tyre’s life (0) August 13, 2008 With the increasing costs of consumables becoming more straining on both large and small mining companies it seems more attention is being placed on maximising product lifespan.
  • Investigation into health of miners (0) August 12, 2008 The Queensland Government and the University of Western Sydney have embarked on a joint investigation into the effects of silica dust on miners.
  • Simulator improves tyre life (0) August 12, 2008 Immersive Technologies has provided the world’s second largest producer of hard coking coal, Elk Valley Coal, Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulators for operator training.
  • Victorian gold mines sign aid agreement (0) August 12, 2008 Four Victorian Gold mines have signed a Mine Rescue Mutual Aid Agreement during the Annual VictorianUnderground Mine Rescue Competition held in Bendigo in August.
  • Silicosis: more science needed (0) August 12, 2008 A new study of silica exposure and silicosis is attempting to evaluate the risk of lung disease in mining. Story by Daniel Hall
  • Protecting liquid assets (0) August 12, 2008 Government and industry are so dependent on water that the efficient harvesting, storage and management of water is becoming a critical factor in the viability of existing and new development ...
  • Custom fit hearing check (0) August 12, 2008 Alcoa has enhanced its existing Hearing Conservation and Protection Program by introducing technology that accurately tests the attenuation of an individual’s hearing protection device.
  • School girls get info on mining sector (0) August 11, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council has run a forum to encourage girls to consider a career in the minerals and energy sector.
  • QME Documentary now online (0) August 11, 2008 The Australian Mining QME documentary can now be viewed online through the video portal at www.miningaustralia.com.au.
  • Mining professionals are selective: Hays Report (0) August 11, 2008 Multiple employment offers have led to candidates becoming far more selective in the vacancies considered, according to trends revealed in the latest Hays Quarterly Report.
  • Asciano contract to shake up QR business structure (0) August 8, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council has said Asciano’s entry into the Queensland coal haulage market should make Queensland Rail look again at its business structure.
  • Fire suppression system fails (0) August 7, 2008 The NSW Department of Primary Industries has released a safety bulletin urging all mobile plants to thoroughly assess fire risks after a fire suppression system on a rear dump truck ...
  • Mt Isa set for further growth (0) August 7, 2008 Queensland Rail (now a public company registered as QR) has released a draft plan to maximise growth potential on the Mount Isa Townsville rail corridor.
  • BHP Billiton restricts Caroona exploration (0) August 7, 2008 BHP Billiton has announced it will restrict coal exploration in the farming region at Caroona, near Gunnedah.
  • QR welcomes competition in Queensland (0) August 6, 2008 National transport and logistics company QR Limited has welcomed the arrival of competition in the Queensland coal rail market and reaffirmed it would fiercely defend its market position.
  • Indigenous employment gets a Federal boost (0) August 6, 2008 The Federal Government has committed to improving resource sector employment opportunities for indigenous Australians.
  • Fosterville takes home mine rescue win (0) August 6, 2008 The Fosterville Gold Mine Emergency Response Team from Bendigo in Central Victoria, has defeated nine other teams from across the country to win the annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition ...
  • CME backs securities review (0) August 6, 2008 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia has welcomed the review of mining securities by the Department of Industry and Resources that underpinned the recommendations announced recently by ...
  • Study to safeguard lung health (0) August 6, 2008 The Queensland Government and the University of Western Sydney has embarked on a joint investigation into the effects of silica dust on miners.
  • QCAT showcases R&D (0) August 5, 2008 World-class mining research and technological developments with far reaching implications for Australia’s future have been featured in Brisbane during the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies’ (QCAT’s) fourth annual Innovation and ...
  • Aussie radio keeps Chile in touch (0) August 5, 2008 Benbro Electronics has successfully tested its UHF radio link at the Candelaria copper mine in Chile and, as such, it will now become a permanent fixture at the mine.