Australia’s mining workforce has continued a steady climb in numbers, with national coal mining employment reaching a record high, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is mulling over quarantining overseas travellers returning to the state at mining camps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the state.
Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly Adani) has beaten its target for job creation during peak construction of the Carmichael project in Central Queensland.
CIMIC Group’s mineral processing company Sedgman has received two contract extensions for QCoal processing plants at its Sonoma and Byerwen mines in Queensland.
Pembroke Resources is set to create 1000 jobs in Central Queensland after receiving the last major approval for its Olive Downs coking coal project from the state government.
Glencore has been awarded a financial lifeline by the Queensland Government to extend the operation of its Mount Isa copper smelter and Townsville refinery beyond 2022.
The Queensland Government has mapped out $17 million in infrastructure projects over the next 12 months at the Port of Mackay.
Glencore is reviewing the future of its Mount Isa copper smelter and Townsville refinery in Queensland.
A reduction of the allowable limits for respirable coal and silica dust in Queensland has taken effect.
Queensland has passed an industrial manslaughter bill, meaning if an employee is killed on the job due to negligence, directors may face up to 20 years’ imprisonment and organisations fines exceeding $10 million. Safe to Work investigates what the new laws mean for mining.
The Western Australian Government’s $5.5 billion recovery plan will support minerals exploration to increase mining activity across the state.
Anglo American has defended its safety systems and practices at the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland, saying they draw on international best practice despite an accident that injured five people in May.
Bowen Coking Coal has secured an agreement with Peabody to acquire the Broadmeadow East coking coal project near Moranbah, Queensland.
New Hope Group has denounced allegations that it has illegally mined $500 million of coal outside of the New Acland coal mine’s approved area in Queensland.
The Queensland Government has announced a $10 million mineral exploration funding boost as part of its Unite and Recover jobs plan in the face of COVID-19 impacts.
Horizon Minerals is set to complete a pre-feasibility study of the Richmond-Julia creek vanadium project in Queensland after receiving prospective drilling results from the site’s Lilyvale deposit.
The passing of a 30-year-old Blackwater miner has been incorrectly linked to COVID-19, with a post-mortem test confirming a false positive result for the virus.
The Queensland Government has reached an agreement with major resources companies in the state to create a $100 million Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF).
CIMIC Group has delivered strong results for the 2020 March quarter, with its mining operations showing growth during the recent impact of COVID-19. The company’s revenue stood at $3.3 billion in the quarter, delivering a net profit after tax of $166 million. This included a $100 million contract awarded to its subsidiary, Thiess as part … Continue reading Mining contracts strengthen CIMIC performance
Queensland’s resources sector has contributed 80 per cent of the state’s $83.3 billion exports value in the 12 months leading to February this year, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).