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Nov 25, 2020
Project hubs to boost mining sector skills pool

Project hubs to boost mining sector skills pool

Three new skills project hubs will help give the mining sector the skills, training and workforce required to continue playing a key role in Australia’s economic future. The hubs are an initiative of the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot, comprised of employers and skills experts working to respond to the existing and emerging workforce challenges identified by the industry. The Australia...

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Nov 25, 2020
Funding flows for Cape York road upgrades

Funding flows for Cape York road upgrades

The Australian Government has unlocked federal funding to the tune of $38 million toward the $47.5 million Cape York Community Access Roads project. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the funding from the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) program would deliver 13 packages of work to pave and seal five community access roads, as well as delivering signage and line-marking works. ...

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Nov 25, 2020
Workshop highlights North West minerals promise

Workshop highlights North West minerals promise

An atlas that draws together a wealth of information on base metal deposits in North West Queensland will be launched in Mount Isa today as part of a two-day Geological Survey of Queensland workshop. GSQ minerals geoscience director Helen Degeling said about 50 people were due to join the event in Mount Isa, while about 100 had registered to join sessions online. Dr Degeling said organiser...

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Nov 25, 2020
BHP’s supply chain partnerships stand tall in crisis

BHP’s supply chain partnerships stand tall in crisis

Strategic planning and innovation helped BHP supply chains weather the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company’s group procurement officer. In a virtual speech to the International Mining and Resources Conference on Tuesday, Sundeep Singh said productive relationships built with suppliers had allowed BHP to continue to operate during the unprecedented crisis. &...

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Nov 25, 2020
Community invited to have say in port business

Community invited to have say in port business

Residents living near the Ports of Mackay and Hay Point are encouraged to nominate for a seat on North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) community reference groups (CRGs). Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the CRGs, which have been running for almost 20 years, provided an invaluable link between the port authority and its communities. “The Port of Mackay and Hay Point are cr...

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Nov 24, 2020
Top mid-tier miners driving recovery

Top mid-tier miners driving recovery

Australia’s top 50 mid-tier miners have kept a steady course in terms of revenue over the past year despite the COVID-19 pandemic and could hold the key to resourcing Australia’s recovery, PwC says. The company’s Aussie Mine 2020 report provides industry and financial analysis on the mid-tier mining sector – covering the 50 largest ASX mining companies with a market capital...

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Nov 24, 2020
Shake-up for construction and mining union

Shake-up for construction and mining union

A major CFMMEU rift has seen the Mining and Energy Division opt to operate autonomously as national president Tony Maher quits. In a member update, Mr Maher said a meeting of the Central Council had made some important decisions regarding the direction of the Mining and Energy Division within the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union. Resolutions were passed with unanimous ...

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Nov 24, 2020
Rare earths in the spotlight as study probes copper-gold links

Rare earths in the spotlight as study probes copper-gold links

The Mount Isa region is well positioned to ride the surge in rare earth interest, hosting both light and heavy rare earths associated with different types of mineralisation common to the area, a researcher says. PhD student Ross Chandler is part of a team investigating why some copper-gold deposits in Mount Isa Inlier host rare earths while others do not in an Australian National University an...

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Nov 24, 2020
Copper Mountain cashed up to advance Eva project

Copper Mountain cashed up to advance Eva project

Copper Mountain Mining has earmarked almost $5 million to advance the Eva copper project in North West Queensland after a share offering. The company – which owns the Copper Mountain Mine in British Columbia – has entered an agreement in which Industrial Alliance Securities will buy $C15 million (around $AU15.7 million) worth of shares. Copper Mountain Mining said it planned ...

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