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Increased drug use poses testing challenges on mine sites

Mining companies are feeling the pressure to manage the impacts of drugs and alcohol in the workplace as recreational drug use increases, according to national survey results released this week. The...

New resources and energy ministers appointed

A reshuffle in the Turnbull Government has seen new resources ministers appointed.  Matt Canavan has been appointed Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the new Industry, Science and...

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Resources sector farewells industry ‘champions’

Tributes have been flowing this week after the retirement announcements of two resource industry leaders. Former resources and energy Minister Ian Macfarlane and Shadow Minister Gary Gray both...

AMMA calls for union deregistering

Resource industry employer group AMMA has called on the Federal Government to deregister the CFMEU and the MUA after the unions this week threatened crippling and unlawful strikes at a national level...

CFMEU says AMMA wrong on union membership

Claims by the Australian Mines and Minerals Association and the ABS that union membership in the coal mining industry is declining is “inaccurate”, according to membership records of the...

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Learning on common ground

The Australia-China Free Trade Agreement may be making headlines for the political debate around foreign labour, but that’s not stopping the two nations from preparing for a more united future...

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Training for positive workforce cultures

As Queensland’s resource employers navigate challenging market conditions and the wider transition to a more production-focused industry, many workplaces are benefiting from the reduced costs and...

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Skilling up – The future of training in resources

[hr]New skills challenges are emerging across the resource industry as new mega projects make the transition from construction to production in increasing numbers. Janine Temple from national...