OZ Minerals, Hatch and Kirkland Lake Gold are taking their own unique approaches to sustainability, but all point to a greener future. Australian Mining looks at how they are driving change.
Northern Australia Joint Standing Committee chair Warren Entsch is optimistic that the broken relationship between Rio Tinto and the Puuti, Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) Traditional Owners can be repaired.
South Australia has increased landowner rights and environment protections in its mining act and regulations review.
Agrimin has set its sights on inking an agreement with Aboriginal corporation Parna Ngururrpa regarding a proposed haul road for its Mackay potash project in Western Australia.
Fortescue Metals Group has welcomed a track construction machine featuring Indigenous art at its Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in Western Australia via a $130 million contract with John Holland.
Thiess has strengthened its workforce at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia with the addition of three Aboriginal Australian trainees over the past 12 months.
BHP will continue to consult Traditional Owners before starting mining activities at locations that have been approved by the Western Australia’s Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
Western Australia has proposed new heritage laws following the destruction of the Juukan Gorge caves in the western Pilbara region this year.
Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques has revealed that the destruction of the ancient Juukan Gorge rock shelters in Western Australia led to the production of higher-grade ore.
As Australia’s mining industry fortifies itself as the backbone of the nation’s economy, major resources companies and Aboriginal-owned contractors look to strengthen the presence of Indigenous workers in the industry.
Rio Tinto anticipates that its production ramp up at the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia will occur in early 2022.
A British law firm’s effort to save the Indigenous community of Provincial in the La Guajira region of Colombia from the alleged impacts of the Cerrejón coal operation has backfired.
BHP has held off a portion of its South Flank mine development in the Pilbara region of Western Australia due to its impact on cultural heritage sites belonging to the Banjima people.
Northern Minerals expects to achieve nameplate capacity rates at the Browns Range heavy rare earth pilot plant in Western Australia in the coming months.
Glencore Coal and Indigenous-owned Diversified Building Services (DBS) have partnered to expand its indigenous employment pathways program in central Queensland.
Indigenous Australians are increasingly being offered a presence and integral roles at Australia’s most prominent mining operations.
Tackling the gender imbalance and attracting young talent have been mining industry challenges put under the spotlight on day two of AIMEX in Sydney.
Rio Tinto has awarded more than $60 million of contracts to Aboriginal businesses to develop the Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has sealed its commitment in supporting indigenous women in the sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA).
Fortescue Metals Group has awarded two contracts to the value of $179 million to Aboriginal businesses for work at the Solomon Hub iron ore operation in Western Australia.