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BGC wins $114m Queensland contracts

BGC Contracting has won two Queensland mining contracts worth $114 million. The company have been awarded a $97m contract at Incitec Pivot Limited’s Phosphate Hill site and a $17m contract with...

WA named world’s top mining investment destination

Australia has been named the most attractive region in the world for investment, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual survey of mining and exploration companies. The aim of the survey is to...

Blair Athol Coal Mine Has New Owner

Central Queensland mine to re-open

One hundred new jobs are expected to be created as one of Queensland’s oldest mines re-opens. Junior miner TerraCom has announced it has purchased the Blair Athol coal mine, through its wholly...

Highwall mining to commence at Isaac Plains

Stanmore Coal has announced they have awarded a contract to UGM to begin highwall mining operations at Isaac Plains. The company bought the Bowen Basin mine for $1 in November, and started operations...

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Seeing the bigger picture

Bowen Basin Mining Club director Jodie Currie discusses the future of Australian coal, and how we need to look at the bigger picture. As we move on through 2016 and projects large and small are...

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Laws of the land

Mine site environmental specialist Phil Abernethy takes a look at international and Commonwealth laws that can impact on mining activities. ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION BACKGROUND Historically...

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Mining for connections

As productivity and returns on investment declines in the Australian mining industry, mining operations are turning to Industrial IoT to improve returns, streamline processes and use big data...

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A need fulfilled

John Fleming writes about the development of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association PE Code of Practice. The rapid development of the three LNG plants and the massive field infrastructure which...

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A Bright Future

CSIRO solar technologies are helping to power Japan and lower the country’s emissions. Solar is a reliable, stable power source that will be key to Australia’s low-emissions future and CSIRO is...

Adani mega-mine fails to deliver promised jobs

Mining giant Adani has been accused of exaggerating the number of jobs its massive Queensland coal mine would produce. Environmental organisation Coast and Country seized on revelations in court on...