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Dec 10, 2020
‘Never again’ says Juukan Gorge inquiry committee

‘Never again’ says Juukan Gorge inquiry committee

‘Never again’ was the verdict from Northern Australia Committee chair Warren Entsch, tabling an interim report of the inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge by miner Rio Tinto. “Never again can we allow the destruction, the devastation and the vandalism of cultural sites as has occurred with the Juukan Gorge—never again,” he said. The...

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Dec 09, 2020
Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Yarwun stint refines next generation talent

Four engineering students are getting hands-on experience at Gladstone’s Yarwun alumina refinery during their Christmas-New Year break. They include Chien-Yi Wang and Kai Yee Soo from the University of Queensland, Bethany Collins from CQ University and Nishtha Vyas from the Queensland University of Technology. Rio Tinto Yarwun general manager Mark Gilmore said the two-months of on-th...

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Sep 24, 2020
Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Rio Tinto’s two Gladstone alumina refineries have $75 million of planned maintenance shutdown work underway, in a boost for the local economy. The 2020 shutdowns at the Queensland Alumina Ltd (QAL) and Yarwun refineries have seen up to 500 additional specialised contractors working at the sites in recent months.  The company says the projects are providing significant economic benefi...

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Sep 11, 2020
Rio Tinto heads roll in cave blast fallout

Rio Tinto heads roll in cave blast fallout

Rio Tinto boss Jean-Sébastien Jacques and two further senior executives are being replaced after outcry over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in May. Rio Tinto’s decision to destroy the two culturally significant 46,000-year-old rock shelters for an iron ore mine expansion has been at the centre of an inquiry by a parliam...

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Jul 15, 2020
Rio Tinto helps bring CT scanner to the Cape

Rio Tinto helps bring CT scanner to the Cape

Weipa is set to receive a state-of-the-art CT scanner through a $1.15 million pledge from local bauxite miner Rio Tinto and the Old Mapoon Aboriginal Corporation. The CT scanner will allow the Weipa Integrated Health Service to deliver more advanced medical services and give people from the broader region access to the vital service without needing to fly to Cairns. It is part of a partners...

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Jun 18, 2020
Cave blast probe begins

Cave blast probe begins

The Northern Australia Committee has commenced an inquiry into miner Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia. The inquiry will examine how the destruction of the caves came about; the processes that failed to protect the site; the impacts on traditional owners; and the legislative changes required to prevent such incidents from recurring....

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May 06, 2020
Rio Tinto adds the wind beneath RFDS wings

Rio Tinto adds the wind beneath RFDS wings

Rio Tinto has pledged $1.25 million to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland over five years in a new partnership to improve regional health services. The new partnership will fund construction and maintenance of a new patient transfer facility in Weipa and maintenance of the existing patient transfer facility in Gladstone. It will also contribute to construction of a world-class Aerom...

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Mar 08, 2019
A-grade achievement for Rio Tinto at Amrun

A-grade achievement for Rio Tinto at Amrun

Rio Tinto has completed commissioning of the $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite mine on the Cape York Peninsula, with an official opening today to mark the achievement. The mine and associated processing and port facilities will replace production from Rio Tinto’s depleting East Weipa mine and increase annual bauxite export capacity by about 10 million tonnes. Minister for Resources and Northern ...

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