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.
The carbon tax has not been given by Alcoa as a reason it chose to close down its Point Henry aluminium smelter.
The amount of Forge Group’s debt has risen to more than $700 million as claims surface that managers made questionable spending decisions in the months leading up to the company’s collapse.
Speculation about the future of the Point Henry Alcoa smelter in Geelong has ended this morning, with news that the 50-year-old site will close in August.
Research by the University of Melbourne has found the concept of a social licence to operate is “purely metaphorical” and is negatively impacting both mining companies and the communities in which they operate.
The CFMEU has urged the NSW government to get behind the expansion of Anglo American’s Drayton South mine.
The Planning Assessment Commission will hold several meetings in Mudgee this month as it reviews Moolarben Coal’s plans to extend its mining operations.
Employees at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine project are set to receive a bonus of $205 a week if they do not take strike action.
Isaac Regional Council says it wants to know how many of the 230 job cuts from BMA’s Saraji coal mine will come from the local community.
The Forge Group collapse has left 1300 people out of work as administrators confirm there is no money to pay employees.
Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine says it too early to speculate how the Forge Group collapse will impact on the $7 billion project.
BHP Billiton subsidiary Illawarra Coal has recruited nine university graduates to work at its three south-coast coal mines.
Gladstone residents have been asked to participate in a survey aimed at identifying the effects of gas and coal projects on the region.
While some workers on Curtis Island will lose their jobs this week as the LNG project’s move from construction to commissioning, Bechtel says it is still actively recruiting for specialist roles.
Of the 2100 applications received for work at Blair Athol mine, a lucky 120 people have been offered positions at the operation.