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WA miners fight plans for tax refund cap

WA mining companies and the State Government are mounting a rearguard action against a push by the Federal Government to cap a tax break they say is vital to the emerging lithium industry.

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Haul truck issues continue at Rio Tinto mine

Haulage at one of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore mines has been restricted after a truck travelled downhill too fast, raising more questions about safety at the company’s work sites.

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BHP restarts ore trains after wreckage cleared

  BHP says it has resumed rail operations between its Pilbara iron ore mines and Port Hedland after the company had to derail a runaway train that severed the critical transport link last week.

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Derailment of Mineral Resources wagons

Less than a week after BHP was forced to derail a runaway iron ore train with no driver in the Pilbara, fellow iron ore miner Mineral Resources has revealed details of wagons going off the rails in the Goldfields.

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Environmental green light for lithium jobs

Five-hundred construction jobs will be created near Bunbury after the world’s biggest lithium miner was given environmental approval to build a massive lithium hydroxide processing plant in the area.

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Thiess wins FMG work for more autonomous trucks

Fortescue Metals Group will convert dozens more haul trucks at its Pilbara iron ore operations to autonomous system technology.

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industry insight

E-waste drives ‘urban mining’

Mineral processing has become a hot topic in Australia in recent times, as rapid development in

Products & Technology

A window to improved efficiency

Kicking off the augmented reality revolution in 2012, Google Glass was the inspiration for an entire industry.

People & Projects

Turning over a gold leaf

Underexplored and highly prospective, South Australia’s Gawler Craton has long drawn interest from those interested in tapping its mineral

Occupational Health and Safety

Safety technologies: what planet are we on?

For decades researchers have reported the difficulties workers encounter when identifying risks and controls in the field. In response, miners have



Going for gold

Assuming the reigns of the World Gold Council (WGC) in January 2009 amidst the worst global economic collapse since the Great Depression, Aram Shishmanian knew he was in for an interesting ride.

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