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Mining giant announces major hiring spree

A multinational resources company needs hundreds of new temporary workers and hopes many of them will stay on after their time is up. BHP is preparing to recruit an extra 1500 short-term workers to...

Glenn Clarke

Asia Pacific mining boss accepts global responsibility

A mining and construction equipment chief responsible for Oceania has been offered a chance to oversee worldwide operations for a heavy equipment trader. Former Terex Mining general manager mining...

Bright future forecast for lithium industry

Electrifying growth in lithium-ion sales is expected to lift demand for raw minerals used to make batteries, according to a mining and chemical consultancy. Roskill Information Services predicts...

Rocklands copper mine opening a boost for North West

The opening of a $640 million copper mine near Cloncurry is another sign Queensland has weathered the storm of a worldwide resources price slump. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland...

Global tender opens to explore North West Queensland

Mineral explorers from around the globe have been invited to compete to explore Queensland’s North West Minerals Province. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

Hundreds of jobs secured at Mount Isa mines

Hundreds of jobs have been saved at Mount Isa Mines thanks to new environmental conditions that allows the Mount Isa Mines Copper Smelter and Townsville Copper Refinery to operate until the end of...

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More power to you

Power-over-Ethernet & Powered Fibre solutions signal the future of mining Staying ahead of the latest innovations keeps Australian mining strong, and in the uncertain economic times facing the...

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Great explorations

[hr]Chairman of the Queensland Exploration Council, Geoff Dickie, spoke to Queensland Mining and Energy Bulletin about current exploration hot spots around the state, and why exploration is more...

BHP Billiton splits company in two

Late yesterday, BHP Billiton made the expected announcement that the company would split, with a new company created to manage a selection of under-performing assets. The company said in a statement...