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Nov 19, 2020
John Deere gives L-Series backhoe loaders a lift

John Deere gives L-Series backhoe loaders a lift

John Deere has unveiled updates to its L-Series backhoe loaders, promising a boost to productivity and reduced operating costs. Ranging across the L-Series backhoe lineup, the updates include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements. The 310L, 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL and 410L models are now equipped with a ...

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Nov 19, 2020
Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex Power expects to reach financial close on its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project by the end of 2020 after a series of setbacks. The company missed its September 2020 target date for delivering financial close on the project, which is expecetd to deliver 500 jobs in construction. But chairman Ralph Craven, speaking at the company AGM, said Genex was now in the final stages of negotia...

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Nov 18, 2020
Mine nurse named Local Hero for community care

Mine nurse named Local Hero for community care

Ravenswood Gold nurse Greg Clark has been named as a Local Hero Award winner for his dedication to the health and wellbeing of the Ravenswood community. He was among nine 2020 Local Hero winners announced by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section), recognising Queenslanders who have donated time and energy to keep the Flying Doctor in the air, or assisted in an emergency. The R...

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Nov 18, 2020
Copper potential firms at Chillagoe for Thomson

Copper potential firms at Chillagoe for Thomson

Thomson Resources says its auger drilling program in the Chillagoe region has turned up copper oxide azurite – a surface indicator of the presence of weathered copper sulphide ores. The auger drilling program – which has seen 240 holes drilled to date – is targeting 10 prospect areas in the Chillagoe project owned by Bacchus Resources. It follows an agreement for Thomson to ac...

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Nov 18, 2020
CSIRO agreement set to power radical change

CSIRO agreement set to power radical change

CSIRO has signed an agreement with US-based company GTI to address energy and environmental challenges in Australia. The agreement will see the formation of a joint industry program on the development of a supercritical CO2 (sCO2) power plant that could assist mining companies to reach large renewable energy targets. When used with low-emission energy inputs, advanced sCO2 power plants ha...

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Nov 18, 2020
Explorer lists on ASX as FNQ drill program kicks off

Explorer lists on ASX as FNQ drill program kicks off

Copper and gold exploration company Native Mineral Resources Holdings has started trading on the ASX, while focusing on drilling at a Far North Queensland site. The listing this week follows successful completion of the company’s Initial Public Offering, which raised $5.7 million before costs. The company also announced it had kicked off an initial reverse circulation drilling program at...

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Nov 17, 2020
Tradeswoman claims top ETU apprentice title

Tradeswoman claims top ETU apprentice title

Queensland electrotechnology electrician Hannah Watts has been crowned the 2020 ETU Apprentice of the Year, from an all-female line-up of finalists. The national award was presented to Ms Watts at the ETU QLD & NT Branch by state secretary Peter Ong.  Ms Watts, who has recently completed her apprenticeship, was picked for her leadership qualities, dedication to the trade and to the un...

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Nov 17, 2020
Mental health support for business owners

Mental health support for business owners

Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is encouraging small business owners who may be struggling after a tough year to take advantage of the extended MIW Business Wellbeing Service. The MIW Business Wellbeing Service provides free mental health support to Mackay Isaac Whitsunday small business owners. “As we move towards the end of the year it is a season that is difficult and stressful for m...

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Nov 17, 2020
Steady as she blows at Ravenswood Gold

Steady as she blows at Ravenswood Gold

Orica and Roc-Drill have won the contract to deliver drill and blast services to Ravenswood Gold in historic Ravenswood, west of Townsville. The agreement builds upon the joint service agreements the companies already have in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Project owner EMR GEAR Consortium is going full steam ahead to develop the Ravenswood Expansion Project, as detailed in plans fi...

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