Casual workers who have worked regular and systematic hours are now entitled a permanent employee’s entitlements, according to a Federal Court of Australia judgment.
Papua New Guinea has swooped in to take control of Barrick Gold’s Porgera gold mine after refusing to extend a special mining lease with the Canadian company.
Australia has continued to zoom in on the growth of the critical minerals markets amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Queensland’s resources sector has contributed 80 per cent of the state’s $83.3 billion exports value in the 12 months leading to February this year, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Australian Vanadium (AVL) has announced a business strategy to safeguard its “financial health” and preserve the Australian Vanadium Project in Western Australia during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Government has announced a $66 billion second stimulus package, extending the “safety net” for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Queensland Government has appointed three additional mines inspectors and another chief inspector as the resources industry grapples with recent mine-related tragedies.
Perth is the only Australian city to be admitted into the World Energy Cities Partnership, which signifies Western Australia’s continual growth as a world energy leader.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has decried anti-mining advocates in a speech to the Minerals Council in Canberra as the coalition government revealed new plans for mining.
Commonwealth Government’s Resources 2030 Taskforce has released recommendations to enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector, which are the first since the late 1990s.
The McGowan government has released an updated draft FIFO code of practice to protect Western Australians’ mental health in the workplace.
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is working with the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) to better understand driver fatigue and ways to measure it.
Western Australia has been pushing for a Productivity Commission inquiry into the GST distribution system, which positions WA as the only state to receive less than 70 cents — and eventually 30 cents — per person per dollar of GST in distributions.
Federal Government statistics have been released showing that Australia has the world’s largest identified resources in nine major mineral commodities.
Clive Palmer is backing into a corner, lashing out with more WW2-themed insults against his perceived political opponents, this time comparing federal treasurer Scott Morrison to Nazi war criminal Heinrich Himmler. The treasurer has suggested that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission should look into issues around Queensland Nickel, sparking another of Palmer’s famous dummy-spits. … Continue reading Palmer under the pump [opinion]
Queensland Nickel refinery workers left without entitlements will paid by the Federal Government under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG), putting “National Treasure” Clive Palmer squarely in its sights. Taxpayers will be expected to foot the $73.9 million bill for workers’ entitlements, although Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said the government was “prepared to step in to … Continue reading Government to pay out former Queensland Nickel workers
The Queensland treasurer Curtis Pitt has said he will help Adani to get mining approval for the Carmichael coal mine, but points out there are still “gates to be gotten through”.
The Federal government has granted environmental approval for the Galilee Basin Carmichael coal mine, but developer Adani still needs to find $16 billion in funding for the project, as well as secure a mining licence in Queensland.
After announcing job cuts last week, Queensland Nickel has gone into voluntary administration marking another blow to the Palmer empire.
Gindalbie Metals has hit a roadblock with the withdrawal of funding by joint venture parent Ansteel.