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Labor puts growth of Kemerton on the table

  With the right infrastructure and rail access to Kemerton Industrial Park, Opposition Energy spokesman Bill Johnston believes further investment is possible to boost the economy and grow jobs in the South West.

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The Plutonic sale that keeps on giving to...

Northern Star Resources expects long-term benefits from the US$50 ($66) million sale of its Plutonic gold mine near Meekatharra.

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Coal price rise fuels Whitehaven recovery

Whitehaven Coal’s half-year profit has skyrocketed thanks to a jump in coal prices late last year and increased production. 

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South32 back in the black with US$620m profit

South32 expects its manganese and coal businesses to be among the beneficiaries of improved demand from China, even though prices are likely to remain volatile.

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MinRes triples first-half profit, doubles...

Mineral Resources has more than doubled its interim dividend on the back of the resurgent iron ore price, declaring 21¢-a-share half-year payout after posting a $140.3 million profit for the period.

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CITIC flags another $1.3b writedown on Sino Iron

China’s CITIC has flagged big impairments to the value of its Pilbara magnetite project for the third year in a row, saying it expected to write down the value of Sino Iron by US$800 ($1038) to US$1 ($1.30) billion in next month’s annual results.

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industry insight

Political Grylling

The debate around Western Australian iron ore royalties has raged from the moment Brendon Grylls

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Products and Technology

Drone tech takes next step

Drones have already carved out a significant niche in the Australian mining landscape, but they could soon be doing more with less human

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People & Projects

Pilbara Water World

While the Pilbara region has a reputation for its dry climate, there is no shortage of below-ground water in the nation’s iron ore heartland – a factor the majority of sector

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Occupational Health & Safety

Flawed OH&S equipment puts lives at risk

Because safety is paramount on minesites, mining companies are seeking alternative solutions to outdated, flawed and dangerous equipment to avoid injury for

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interview

How industry can improve employee engagement

Engaged mining employees can directly impact a mining operation’s productivity, efficiency, safety levels and bottom line. This makes measuring employee engagement important to help maintain a...

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