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Women in Resources award winners announced

The 2019 Women in Resources National Awards winners have been announced at a gala dinner hosted by the NSW Minerals Council at NSW Parliament and sponsored by Rio Tinto.

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Geoscientist employment opportunities improve

Employment opportunities for Australia’s geoscientists continued to show a very slow-improving trend, despite disappoining results for the second quarter (April to June).  

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CIMIC in $1.3b Curragh contract extension

CIMIC has clinched a $1.3 billion, six-year contract extension to provide mining services to Queensland's Curragh coalmine.

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Aboriginal Mining Academy a step closer

Stakeholders hope to have WA’s first Aboriginal Mining Academy ready and accepting its first students within 12 months.

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First major gold pour from Comet Vale

Orminex has achieved steady-state production at its Comet Vale gold mine between Menzies and Kalgoorlie-Boulder as partner Mineral Ventures enters into an agreement to buy the Burbanks processing facility near Coolgardie.

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Nats Deputy calls for clear FIFO policy

The Western Australian State Government needs to take a clear stance on regional fly-in, fly-out policy, according to the WA Nationals, who have welcomed a commitment from the WA Premier to look into Queensland’s legislation.

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industry insight

The war on red tape


In the face of mounting regulations and drawn out approvals processes, the mining industry has

Products and Technology

Revolutionising conveyor health monitoring 

Taking real-time data and using it to enhance asset management, improve reliability and deliver ground-breaking predictive capabilities, Aura IQ is

People and Projects

A nickel renaissance 

It is 50 years since Western Australian nickel grabbed the world’s attention as a burgeoning commodity, and now new industries are placing it back on the global stage. 

Occupational Health and Safety

Improving the balance

Operating at the top of an industry recognised for continually pushing the envelope when it comes to export figures, it is unsurprising Rio Tinto would look to improve



An industry ripe with opportunity

Beginning her career in the mining industry as a 19-year- old haul truck operator with no formal qualifications, Jodi...

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