GlencoreXstrata chief Ivan Glasenberg has blamed mine expansions for the drop in iron ore prices, not for the first time schooling the majors in supply and demand.
A downturn in mining activity has been blamed by the Electrical Trades Union for what it says is an imminent round of job cuts at Ampcontrol.
Wollongong Coal has asked its workers to go without pay until a stop-gap mining solution is approved by the New South Wales government.
Broken Hill’s Perilya mine will end its shotcrete contract with MacMahon in a move set to lead to job losses at the site.
BHP Billiton has told a mining conference that portfolio simplification is compelling, but said a decision on whether to sell a number of non-core assets or go ahead with a $US15 billion demerger had not been made.
Rail freight company Aurizon has accused the unions of wanting to retain ‘outdated’ working conditions as it moves to terminate 14 enterprise agreements in Queensland.
Rio Tinto plans to cut jobs from its Hail Creek coal mine in Queensland as it looks to improve costs and productivity at the operation.
Queensland’s first oil refinery will start production after the $55 million plant opened in Gladstone yesterday.
Fuchs Lubricants has announced that it will open a new factory in NSW.
Port Hunter Conveyors has said it sees a bright future for the coal industry.
With Regis Resources gearing up for the McPhillamys gold mine project, the possibility of 150 new jobs is an exciting one for the workers of Orange.
Alkane Resources’ Tomingley gold mine has been officially opened by NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts.
A new review of the 457 migrant visa program was announced last week, but trade unions have not been invited to the party, claiming the review panel is “stacked”.
News that more than 120 international workers will soon be employed at the LNG projects on Curtis Island has prompted Bechtel to explain the move.
Major projects in WA are being flooded with job applications, as the unemployment rate climbed from 5.2 per cent in January to 5.9 in February, the highest level of unemployment seen in the mining state since 2003.
Officials at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill project say a downturn in the construction industry has led to a surplus of skilled workers, with people on 457 visas no longer need to build the mine.
Multi-billion dollar plans to develop the Aurukun bauxite resource at Cape York has been deferred by the Queensland Government who said benefits for local communities were insufficient.
A new survey has found only 9 per cent of full time workers in the NSW mining industry are women and they make up less than one per cent of board members and executive management.
The Department of Planning has recommended approval for GlencoreXstrata’s plans to increase production at its Mangoola coal mine.
Silver Lake Resources will shut its Murchison gold mine in Western Australia with 127 jobs at the operation to go.