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Argyle mine workers

Hundreds of jobs to end as mine shuts down for good

A multinational resources company is permanently closing down one of its most iconic operations in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Rio Tinto has begun shutting down its Argyle Diamond...

Former BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie

Controversial former mining boss granted knighthood

A contentious past head of a multinational resources company has been bestowed an honorary title for his contribution to the industry. Andrew Mackenzie recently received a knighthood according to the...

Kathryn Young and Larnie Mackay

Coal miners recognised for contribution to industry

Two Queensland coal mine workers were recently honoured for their leadership and creative thinking. BHP Peak Downs Coal Mine geotechnical engineer Kathryn Young (pictured left) and Anglo American...

Viva Energy

$600M oil operation could shut down due to COVID-19

An oil producer is reviewing its aviation gasoline refinery due to the global impact of the deadly disease. Viva Energy is seriously considering the future of its $600 million Geelong Avgas Refinery...

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal

Mining company slashes jobs and wages at coal mine

A globally diversified metal producer is axing dozens of workers in a new bid to cut costs at its coal operation in New South Wales’ Macarthur region. South32 reportedly told contractor...