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Imdex, AusQuest point to uplift

Surging demand outside of the gold sector for Imdex’s drilling services in the December half-year has provided more evidence of a broadening recovery in mineral commodities.

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PM won't entertain commodity forecasting

Malcolm Turnbull isn't about to become a commodity forecaster.

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Steel boss warns on 'energy catastrophe'

BlueScope Steel Boss Paul O'Malley has warned Australian manufacturing could face an "energy catastrophe", even as the rejuvenated steelmaker posted a surge in half-year profit on the back of booming operations in North America.

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Goyder takes chair as leader of Woodside

Outgoing Wesfarmers Chief Executive Richard Goyder is the surprise next Chairman of Woodside Petroleum, replacing his Wesfarmers predecessor, Michael Chaney.

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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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industry insight

Political Grylling

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

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

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

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Because safety is paramount on minesites, mining companies are seeking alternative solutions to outdated, flawed and dangerous equipment to avoid injury for



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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