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Low oil price ‘creates opportunities’

The worst conditions in the energy industry for more than 20 years have created a “wonderful” opportunity for innovation, GE Oil & Gas Regional Director Mary Hackett says.

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Brierty MD McBain walks, COO promoted

Brierty’s chief operating officer Ray Bushnell will replace Peter McBain as chief executive of the troubled contractor immediately, following his resignation.

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Paladin cops ASX query over deals

Paladin Energy has been forced to halt trading of its shares after a query from the Australian Securities Exchange demanding more information about US$200 (A$267.3) million worth of deals flagged to the market yesterday.

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Nats win as BHP dumps FIFO camp

BHP Billiton will walk away from its Kurra Village fly-in, fly-out camp in Newman, delivering Nationals leader Terry Redman a political win over Premier Colin Barnett in a bitter stand-off over the contentious workers camp.

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Woodside keeps Pluto running at frantic pace

Under pressure to find growth, Woodside Petroleum yesterday declared its flagship Pluto LNG plant near Karratha was freezing gas at more than 16 per cent above its installed capacity.

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Arrium workers not sold on pay cuts

Arrium workers in South Australia have signalled they won't accept a 12 per cent pay cut to help save the Whyalla steel plant.

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Aurizon foray worth nothing

Two years after stunning the market by joining a $1.4 billion cash bid for Tony Poli’s Aquila Resources, Aurizon Holdings has written down the value of its Pilbara push to nothing.

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industry insight

Gold rush 2.0

A shining light in the mining sector is quite literally – gold.

Products and Technology

Tech no substitute 

Rio Tinto says technology is no substitute for people, despite the unveiling of its Mine of the Future plan with remote operated trucks, automated drilling and driverless

People and projects

Overseas prospects could secure lifeline

To survive a downturn a business can simply cut costs and become as lean as possible, but to thrive through a dip in the cycle (or a more permanent downward

occupational health and safety

Fatigue alert

Workers are being urged to be mindful of fatigue, which can increase the risk of workplace incidents due to lowered alertness and slower reaction



The iSeekPlant podcast

National Mining Chronicle caught up with iSeekPlant CEO Sally McPherson to discuss her company's equipment hire tool, the state of the mining industry and innovation in the sector.

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Dubai mystique

A fusion of culture and heritage awaits in a getaway to Dubai.

Spinach Pie with Feta 

A delicious Greek classic, easy to make with a mouth watering end result.

Fuel your body

Australian pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbons shares her healthy eating tips with Minestyle.

Five minutes with Steve Bisley


We chat with original Mad Max star Steve Bisley on his acting and writing career.