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Rio Tinto owner of Pilbara fire-hazard buildings

Rio Tinto has come forward as the owner of the two Pilbara buildings identified as fire risks in last year’s Statewide cladding audit.

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Coalition scrambling on China’s Aussie coal ban

The Federal Government is trying to reassure coal exporters Australia’s relationship with China is strong, as its top diplomats try to find out if a major Chinese port has banned imports of the crucial commodity.

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Jobs set to go after drop in enrolments

Curtin University could chop nine academic roles at the Kalgoorlie and Bentley campuses of the WA School of Mines, blaming a big drop in enrolments that has hit its bottom line.

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Barminco union helps Ausdrill's profit

Ausdrill has reported an interim net profit of $217 million, largely due to a revaluation of assets.

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Millennium’s $15m issue to open Golden Gate

Pilbara gold producer Millennium Minerals is expected to announce a $15 million rights issue to help fund development of a second underground mine at its Golden Gate project and more exploration drilling at its broader Nullagine project.

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Delays and discounts drive down MinRes profits

Shares in Mineral Resources have tumbled after the company posted a disappointing first-half profit result and gave an uncertain outlook for the second half.

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industry insight

WA scheme underpins discoveries

‘Exploring the unexplored’ may sound like the tagline from an award-winning sci-fi epic, but there is

Products and Technology

New system of measurement

The simple goal of improving grader productivity and efficiency within a minesite was the basis for a new invention from Proof Engineers. The product, Road Condition

People and Projects

Feeding innovation

The ups and downs of the mining industry in Australia over the last decade have proved an interesting breeding ground for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS)

Occupational Health and Safety

A safe, cordless approach to torque tools

“We just want to make the industry safer”.


Underground mining’s invisible threat

What do you rate as the most serious issue currently facing the mining industry in Australia? The state of global affairs, commodity prices or the emergence of disruptive technology, perhaps?

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