Australia’s minerals industry and its mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector need to collaborate better for the sake of the nation’s future prosperity, according to Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia.
Western Australia has retained its title as Australia’s top state for resources exploration and investment, attracting 65 per cent of the nations total mineral exploration expenditure.
A new Deloitte report has found the mining and METS sector has accounted for 15 per cent of Australia’s gross domestic product, highlighting its significant contribution to Australia’s economy.
Glencore has welcomed Queensland parliament’s legislative changes that have helped sort out a dispute between its Newlands coal mine and QCoal Groups proposed Byerwen project.
A free online counselling service is being offered to South Australian mining and quarry workers in an effort to relieve mental health issues.
Western Australia’s Curtin University has ranked second in the world for its mineral and mining engineering program in a global survey that analyses popular subject areas.
Tech company RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has launched its latest product – Operations Manager.
Mining, resources and energy remains the highest paid industry on online jobs portal Seek despite a slight year-on-year fall.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Broula King joint venture with a fine of $15,000 for failing to undertake monitoring required by the company’s environment protection licence at its Cowra gold mine. EPA Regional Director for South and West, Gary Whytcross, said while the mine may currently be in care and maintenance, the … Continue reading Broula King joint venture gold mine fined for lack of monitoring
Macmahon Holdings Limited has announced it has signed a three-year MOU with Indonesia’s PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara. The agreement will see Macmahon assist AMNT to evaluate options to accelerate production from its Batu Hijau copper and gold mine on Sumbawa Island. The parties will also explore options to potentially develop additional deposits in the … Continue reading Macmahon preferred mining contractor for Batu Hijau mine
Mining exports in the country skyrocketed in December on the back of a surge in coal and iron ore shipments.
Swedish equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco is planning to split into two companies next year, with its mining and construction tools division shaping as the basis of a new entity.
Improved commodity prices are expected to push Australia’s mining and energy export earnings to a record in 2016-17, according to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
The number of mining deals in Australia is rising, according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) third quarter global mining and metals M&A activity report.
Users of Schneider Electric’s Unity Pro software are urged to download an upgrade, after a vulnerability was discovered in the software. According to Indegy Labs, the vulnerability in Unity Pro allows any user to remotely execute code directly on any computer on which the software is installed. This vulnerability is present in every control network … Continue reading Vulnerability found in Schneider Electric’s ICS software
A mine rehabilitation reform campaign has recommended the introduction of an independent authority to rehabilitate abandoned mine sites, which could create thousands of jobs in mining precincts that were badly affected by the downturn. According to a leaked Queensland Government report, tax payers will be forced to pay $3.2 billion in coal mine rehabilitation costs … Continue reading Mine rehabilitation could create thousands of jobs
Western Australian mining companies could cost the state government up to $2.4 billion if they decide to fight the proposed $5-a-tonne ‘levy’ on iron ore exports. The fee, which up until now has been $0.25-a-tonne, could be successfully challenged in a court of law, Murdoch University law lecturer Lorraine Finlay told the ABC. If the … Continue reading Mine companies could cost WA Govt $2.4 billion
According to a report in the Brisbane Times, East Timor’s former prime minister and Nobel laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta has appealed to Australia’s sense of a “fair go”, asking for a sea boundary to be moved to enable more equal sharing of the estimated $40 billion in oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea. … Continue reading East Timor’s Nobel laureate asks Australia to show ‘fair go’ over oil
Komatsu and GE have announced a ten-year partnership agreement to provide electrical remanufacturing services for mining equipment and vehicles. At Komatsu’s Welshpool facility in Perth, GE will apply expertise to the remanufacturing of wheel motors, alternators and grid blowers for Komatsu mining trucks through Komatsu Reman. Together with GE, Komatsu will improve its Reman build … Continue reading GE and Komatsu announce extended 10-year partnership
Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC) has signed a licencing agreement for its technology for monitoring and optimising diamond drilling – the Wireless Sub – with Boart Longyear, the supplier of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling. The Wireless Sub couples the drill rig to the drill rods in the hole and … Continue reading Wireless sub – technology for smarter, faster drilling