Top five mining stories last week

Image: Adani.

Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including a setback for Adani as a contractor decides to abandon the Carmichael project in Queensland.

Adani dumped by Aurecon amid activist pressure

Engineering company Aurecon has cut ties with Adani following increased pressure from activists that oppose the Carmichael coal project in Queensland.

Aurecon’s relationship as a contractor for Adani at the Abbott Point coal port had spanned more than two decades. Read more…

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Fortescue leads the way towards gender parity

Fortescue Metals Group will sign the ParityPledge, becoming one of the first companies in Australia to make the commitment to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce.

The parity pledge aims “to close the gender gap at the highest levels of business, where the gender gap is most acute.” Read more…

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Wesfarmers shuts door on Lynas bid

Wesfarmers has walked away from its $1.5 billion takeover offer for Lynas Corporation.

Initially, Wesfarmers proposed to acquire Lynas for $2.25 a share, an offer that was swiftly rejected by the target’s board. Read more…

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BHP builds South Flank accommodation capacity

BHP has upgraded and expanded its Mulla Mulla accommodation village in the Pilbara so it can house five times the number of occupants.

The $150 million village expansion included development of an extra 2000 rooms, as well as sports and recreational facilities to support the $US3.4 billion ($4.6 billion) South Flank project. Read more…

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QLD safety reset clears half of state mining workforce

The Queensland Government has revealed that the safety reset initiative in the state has reached nearly half of its 50,000-strong mine and quarry workforce.

Another 26,000 workers need to complete the workplace safety sessions before the deadline at the end of August. Read more…

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