Top five mining stories last week

Stay on top of the most read articles on the Australian Mining website over the past week, including the effort to improve mine safety in Queensland after another serious accident.

QLD to hold crisis talks following latest tragic incident

The Queensland Government and resources industry will stage urgent discussions about the mining sector’s safety performance in light of four tragedies in the past six months.

Queensland’s Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham plans to meet with industry representatives, including the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), union groups CFMEU and Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) and his department “as a matter of urgency”. Read more…

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Caterpillar hits emissions target with 794 AC truck

Caterpillar has met the strictest Tier 4 emissions standards with the Cat 794 AC mining truck.

The 290-tonne 794 AC truck features the Cat C175-16 diesel engine.  It is equipped with an exhaust aftertreatment system using a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR), which uses diesel exhaust fluid to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides. Read more…

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Which mining skills are in demand around Australia?

Recruitment specialist Hays has revealed the skills that are in demand across Australia’s resources sector heading into the second half of the year.

The skills hotspots are emerging particularly across the engineering, trades and labour, human resources and office support job disciplines. Read more… 

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BHP ramps up ‘bold’ Pilbara expansion plans

BHP’s ambitious expansion proposal for the Pilbara over the next century has been given approval by the Western Australian Government.

The 50- to 100-year strategic mining proposal outlines bold plans for new and existing mines within the region, alongside a vision to create tens of thousands of jobs in the state. Read more…

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Mining and resources salaries spike in 2019

Jobs in the mining, resources and energy sector have experienced one of the highest salary increases of any Australian industry in 2019.

According to SEEK’s biannual salary report, the mining and resources sector is in the top five industries in regards to salaries, which average above $108,000. Read more…

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