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.
Broadmeadow coal production will be lifted from 400,000 tonnes per annum to a new total capacity of 4.8 million tonnes per annum
Gujarat NRE shareholders have voted to rename the company to Wollongong Coal in a bid to focus on its “local” ties within the community.
Rail freight operator Aurizon has confirmed it will lock out 200 train drivers after they complete a 48 hour strike this week.
Coal haulage in the Hunter Valley will be disrupted from today as 200 Aurizon train drivers walk off the job for 48 hours.
Hunter Valley tourist operators, wineries and horse studs have again called on the NSW state government to reject Anglo American’s expansion of Drayton South mine.
Isaac Mayor Anne Baker says the use of 100 per cent FIFO workforces is one of the biggest threats facing Central Queensland communities.
Coal haulage in NSW will be seriously impacted next week as around 200 train drivers undertake industrial action over a wage dispute.
Engineering contractor Monadelphous has posted a 10 per cent rise in its first half profit to $87.1 million.
Mining contractors say the collapse of Forge Group presents growth opportunities for other companies in the sector, with many vying to take over $1.5 billion in dumped contracts.
The debate around the use of 100 per cent FIFO workforces has heated up as BMA forges ahead with plans to expand two coal mines and build a new one in central Queensland.