Newcrest Mining expects the Lihir gold operation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to face no repercussions from the Australian Government’s ban on incoming and outgoing travel between the neighbouring countries.
Australia’s mining industry is bracing for travel interruptions after Prime Minister Scott Morrison barred fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers from travelling to and from Papua New Guinea.
The federal government has announced a 12-month extension to the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program, promising a 50 per cent wage subsidy for businesses who employ or recommence apprentices by September 30 2021.
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.
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin has underlined that the country’s actions regarding imported Australian products such as coal are in line with Chinese laws and regulations.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed Australia’s best people are working on resolving why $700 million of Australian coal shipments are held off from Chinese ports.
BHP chief executive Mike Henry has underlined the importance for nations to strengthen their ties following the signing of the world’s biggest trade deal among 15 countries.
The federal government has released an updated edition of The Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus for 2020 for investors to identify the commercial opportunities within the country’s mineral projects.
The Australian Government has injected $125 million into expanding Geoscience Australia’s Exploring for the Future minerals exploration program to strengthen the resources sector.
The federal government has created industrial relations working groups that will initiate discussions regarding casual and fixed term employees, while also adding greenfields agreements to the agenda.
The Australian parliament has passed the federal government’s $130 billion JobKeeper package designed to keep Australians in jobs.
The federal government has announced a lifeline for Australia’s workforce amid the coronavirus pandemic, providing six million workers with a fortnightly wage subsidy of up to $1500 per person.
The Federal Government has announced a $66 billion second stimulus package, extending the “safety net” for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has signalled a further increase in the nation’s carbon emissions target in the wake of the national bushfire crisis.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced plans that promise to cut complex project approval time from years to months.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pushed regulators to improve approval timeframes and reduce regulatory costs instead of ‘making things worse’.
The Australian minerals industry believes it will benefit from the re-election of the Coalition Government through reduced taxes and increased investment in the sector.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared his support for the mining industry, pledging $30 million for a new school for miners in Central Queensland.
Australia and Indonesia have signed a trade deal that will bring greater opportunities for Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies.