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Rio Tinto announces record production in 2013

Rio Tinto today announced record production levels for iron ore, bauxite and thermal coal were achieved in 2013. Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said “These are excellent fourth quarter...

Deaths in mining have doubled in past year

The number of deaths in mining has doubled over the past 12 months according to figures just released by SafeWork Australia. There were 10 fatalities on Australian mine worksites in 2013 compared to...

Workers’ Compensation Legislative Amendments

What the changes mean for you Queensland Parliament recently passed the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013. The Act includes a number of changes, some...

Critical skills gaps in mining revealed

Energy Skills Queensland’s (ESQ) 2013 Queensland CSG to LNG Workforce Plan has revealed more workers will be employed through supply chain contractors than as direct employees of the gas companies in...

Opinion Piece

People in the mining sector aren’t exactly the shy, retiring types. It’s a tough industry, both mentally and physically. Any psychologist will tell you it’s healthy to let off...

Lifting Your Game

The construction of Queensland’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants on Curtis Island near Gladstone, required many technical and complex crane lifts, writes Mat Ovenden. As part of Queensland’s...

The Hired Help – Phil Newby

In the current downturn, hiring instead of buying machinery and equipment, is helping mine operators keep tight budgets in check, according to Phil Newby. As the Australian mining industry regroups...

Cameby Downs expansion challenged by Chinchilla grazier

The expansion of the Cameby Downs coal mine, near Chinchilla, has hit an operational road block, with a local grazier taking the mine’s owners to court. Chinese mining giant Yancoal will face local...