Australia’s mining industry is being encouraged to diversify its export markets beyond key commodities such as iron ore and gold.
The Australian Government has reinforced the role it expects the critical minerals sector to play in the country’s future in its third road map for the national manufacturing priority list.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has urged mining companies to uphold the values of a new environmental initiative introduced this month.
Australia’s iron ore resource base is capable of sustaining production for at least six decades, according to the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
Australia’s resources industry has delivered revenue records for iron ore, gold and copper in 2020, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data.
Australian Parliament has passed the Native Title Legislation Amendment Act 2020, which allows a native title to impose conditions for land use agreements.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has found that 40 per cent of workers in the mining sector experienced sexual harassment in the past five years.
The Australian Government has proposed an industrial relations amendment to the Fair Work Act that will encourage businesses to create new jobs for a post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
Victoria Legislative Council Environment and Planning committee has flagged that it does not look likely for Victoria to change its stance on uranium mining.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched three mining skills project hubs, including an apprenticeships hub that aims to put 5000 people into work.
Australia’s mining industry has delivered a 10.4 per cent share of the Australian economy in 2019-20, making it the largest economic contributor with a $202 billion GDP, according to The Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has stressed that Australia must adapt to emissions-reducing technology to meet growing seaborne thermal coal demand in the Asia Pacific region.
BHP and a number of ASX-listed companies, government and civil society organisations have launched a bribery prevention network to help businesses address bribery and corruption.
The federal government has pledged $1.2 billion to create 100,000 apprenticeships and traineeships across Australia as part of its COVID-19 recovery plan.
BHP will fund 3500 new apprenticeship and training positions to support employment, business opportunities and skills development in the mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.
Queensland University of Technology has adopted an automated, high-speed mineralogy system to characterise multiple rock samples for academics and commercial mining companies alike.
BHP has reformed its approach towards climate action and encouraged industry bodies to follow suit.
The Northern Territory Government will invest $26 million in resources, mining and petroleum, acknowledging the strong contribution of mining to jobs and investment in the territory.
Employment in the mining sector has remained strong during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Minerals Council of Australia study.
The Australian Government has injected $125 million into expanding Geoscience Australia’s Exploring for the Future minerals exploration program to strengthen the resources sector.