Newmont has boosted production across its global gold portfolio, with an increase in grades and throughput at the Boddington mine in WA.
Newmont Corporation has released around 700 workers at the Tanami gold mine camp in the Northern Territory from quarantine following last month’s COVID-19 outbreak.
Westgold Resources has resumed operations at the Bluebird underground gold mine in Western Australia after works were suspended following COVID-19 labour issues earlier in the year.
Ramelius Resources has achieved record gold production for the 2021 financial year despite bearing the brunt of haulage impacts, worker shortages and COVID-19 travel bans in June.
GR Engineering has signed a $68 million subcontractor agreement with RUC Cementation Mining Contractors for construction works at Newmont Corporation’s Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory.
Alice Springs is in the midst of a 72-hour lockdown until July 3 after a positive mine worker from the Tanami gold mine COVID cluster passed through the town’s airport.
A ‘stay where you are’ order has been issued by Western Australian premier Mark McGowan, as the state enforced a four-day COVID-19 lockdown.
The COVID-19 cluster from Newmont Corporation’s Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory has grown to seven active cases as Darwin enters its second day of lockdown.
The Northern Territory Government has put all mine workers who travelled to Alice Springs and Darwin into isolation following a COVID-19 outbreak at Newmont Corporation’s Tanami gold mine.
The federal government has added mining occupations to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) to address the local skills shortage in the resources sector.
Commodity prices have emerged as the top risk facing the Australian resources industry, according to KPMG’s Australian Mining Risk Forecast 2021-22 report.
Red 5 has reduced its production guidance at the Darlot gold mine in Western Australia, blaming low production rates on industry-wide labour shortages.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has estimated that tax payments and royalties from the minerals sector reached $39.3 billion in 2019-20.
Perenti managing director and chief executive officer Mark Norwell has declared that the demand for Australian labour workers is putting pressure on company costs due to increased wages.
COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Australian mining sector and the wider capital equipment industry. State lockdowns and the threat of COVID-19 forced many mining companies to make tough decisions regarding health screening and sanitisation, as well as face external pressures such as travel restrictions, fieldwork interruptions and contractual or joint venture obligations.
Ok Tedi Mining has commissioned a mass COVID-19 testing program for its employees after announcing a two-week suspension of the Papua New Guinean operation.
Ok Tedi Mining has temporarily shut its copper-gold operations in Papua New Guinea following the country’s surge in COVID-19 cases and the ban on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) travel between Australia.
Newcrest Mining expects the Lihir gold operation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to face no repercussions from the Australian Government’s ban on incoming and outgoing travel between the neighbouring countries.
Australia’s mining industry is bracing for travel interruptions after Prime Minister Scott Morrison barred fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers from travelling to and from Papua New Guinea.
The world continues to struggle under the social strain and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many industries negatively impacted and some devastated. However, amidst the economic doom and gloom are many positive stories of businesses that are thriving despite the odds.