Analysts expect Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to post weaker production results for the March quarter after a spate of cyclones disrupted operations in WA and QLD.
The CFMEU has expressed concern about the safety of cars used on BMA mine sites in Queensland.
Both sides of politics have expressed doubt over the viability of building a new $12 billion coal port south of Mackay, which is also opposed by environmentalists.
BMA has committed $330,000 over three years to Central Queensland’s RACQ Helicopter Rescue service.
Australian mining services provider Aethon Group is looking to raise up to $31.9 million in an initial public offering, according to documents seen by Deal Journal Australia.
Chinese-owned coal miner Yancoal has announced plans to pursue “aggressive” cost reductions across its Australian sites in 2013.
Rio Tinto and Xstrata have confirmed plans to slash around 100 jobs each as they try to stem losses from struggling coal mines in NSW and QLD.
Rumours have emerged that Rio Tinto is eyeing a fresh round of redundancies at its Australian coal mines.
Mining workers in Queensland have again spoken out over a culture of drug abuse in fly-in fly-out camps, and police say illegal drug makers are specifically targeting the industry.
Vale and Aquila Resources say they’ll be looking to hire around 500 construction workers and 400 miners once the Eagle Downs underground project opens near Moranbah next year.
Xstrata has posted new production records for its thermal coal, nickel, and zinc operations, but says copper production has dropped 16 per cent.
BHP’s decision to use a 100 per cent FIFO workforce instead of hiring from inside the local Central Queensland community, has enraged locals, the unions as well as the wider mining community at large.
The CFMEU has slammed BHP’s decision to use 100 per cent FIFO labour ahead of locals from Central Queensland communities for work on two mines in the Bowen Basin.
A former Bowen basin mine worker will face court later this month after allegedly smoking in an underground mine.
Xstrata has declared force majeure on some coal exports after heavy rains across the state damaged parts of its rail network.
A QLD miner has been rescued from floodwaters just south of Rockhampton after locals heard his cry for help and dived into a river to save him.
Rio Tinto is facing a Federal Court showdown with the CFMEU following allegations that non-union members were given much more generous redundancy payouts.
A Japanese firm has agreed to develop a feasibility study for a plan to develop a $50 billion steel industry by linking WA’s iron ore mines with QLD’s coal projects.
Anglo American is set to cut forty full-time maintenance jobs at Dawson Coal Mine at Moura, south-west of Gladstone.
Anglo American will cut at least 35 full-time jobs at its Grasstree coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.