Ramelius extends Dioro bid period

Ramelius Resources yesterday extended the offer period for its attempted acquisition of Dioro Exploration by three weeks, after nearly doubling its holdings in the target in the previous two days.
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Training pays off for Donaldson Coal

A push to find employees with the right cultural fit, and a structured training program, have seen Donaldson Coal take out the Workforce Development Innovation Award at the 2009 Mining Industry Skills Centre Training Awards.
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The Hunter Valley welcomes M&E NSW

Mining & Energy NSW - to be held in the Hunter Valley coal mining town of Muswellbrook from September 22-24 - comes at a time when the first 'green shoots' of economic and mining activity recovery are in evidence.
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Qld on fast track to success

The Queensland Government will fast track around a dozen key mining projects to create more than 1500 jobs in regional Queensland, Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson told MINING DAILY.
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Good times will return

SkillsDMC Operations Manager Dorothy Rao has urged the resources sector to use this time of economic slowdown to strengthen and develop its workforce for future.
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SA riding the storm

Rex Minerals' discovery of uranium, copper and gold mineralisations on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula is a sign the State is continuing to prosper despite the financial crisis, SA Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway said.
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Correspondents get job ready

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 a career in the mining industry.
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JV to manage Rockhampton expo

Rockhampton Regional Council and Reed Exhibitions have announced a joint venture, under which Reed will take on the management and marketing of the Queensland Resources Expo (QREX) trade fair, which is held every two years in Rockhampton.
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Gold star training

THE Institute for Trade Skills Excellence (ITSE) has launched a star rating scheme that recognises excellence in trade skills training.
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Inside the future mine

Scientists are developing technology that will allow hard rock mining to be carried out efficiently by smart machines controlled from outside areas of elevated risk
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