Tag - 2015

BMA negotiates new Enterprise Agreement

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has commenced the process of renegotiating the BMA Enterprise Agreement 2012 that covers over 2000 employees at five of its Bowen Basin mines. The Agreement...

FIFO workers happy, QRC survey says

A new Queensland Resources Council survey of resource industry workers shows four out of five employees would not change where they live even if they were given the opportunity. The survey of 1832...

Strong contenders at safety innovations awards

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2015 has gone off with a bang, with hundreds of delegates gathering in Townsville until tomorrow. With a program packed full of safety...

Energy Skills 2020: Queensland 8th Annual Conference

The only training and skills event dedicated specifically to Queensland’s energy, resources and telecommunications industry. The Energy Skills Queensland’s Annual Conference is a prime opportunity to...

Minerals and LNG drive growth in Queensland exports

Queensland merchandise exports in 2014-15 amounted to almost $47 billion, according to official ABS data released this week. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the value of Queensland merchandise exports hit...

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The Downturn – Sink or swim

Bowen Basin Mining Club director Jodie Currie highlights the importance of mining industry businesses staying afloat during the mining slump. While I’m hesitant to use the word ‘downturn’, the mining...

Australian mining industry set to bounce back

Australia’s mining downturn is set to drag itself out of the slump and rise once again, according to a report by IBISWorld. Plummeting commodity prices in some of Australia’s largest mining...

Downer awarded $100 million mining contract with BHP

Downer EDI Ltd announced it has been awarded a contract with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance for the provision of mining services at the Blackwater coal mine in Central Queensland. The two-year...

Bechtel to quadruple Queensland LNG production

Bechtel is on track to complete the construction of an additional three liquefied natural gas production trains on Curtis Island by the end of the year, quadrupling Queensland’s LNG production. The...

Women in Construction celebrated at annual awards

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Queensland chapter has announced nominations are open for the 20th annual 2015 Crystal Vision Awards. The awards, to be held on September 4...