Friday 27th Apr, 2018
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Rio looking into flash fire on Yandicoogina conveyor

Rio Tinto is said to be investigating how a conveyor caught fire at its Yandicoogina mining operation in WA’s Pilbara…
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Grasberg copper mine. Photo: Freeport-McMoRan

Grasberg facing tailings battle

The disposal of copper tailings into Papuan rivers by partners Rio Tinto and Freeport-McMoRan has again come under fire, with…
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Newcrest to use Cadia open pit for tailings

Newcrest will dump tailings into the old Cadia Hill open pit, buying itself roughly 16 months of production capacity while…
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Pacific National class 92 locomotives hauling a coal train over a rail bridge crossing the Hunter River at Singleton, NSW. Photo: Creative Commons / Bluedawe.

Freight on rail should be easy sell: PN boss

Pacific National boss Dean Dalla Valle says the rail industry needs to get more involved in its battle against the…
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Bento Rodrigues after Samarco disaster Photo Anonio Cruz Agencia Brasil Creative Commons

BHP gets more time to settle Samarco claims

A Brazilian court has granted BHP and Vale additional time to negotiate the settlement of a pair of multi-billion-dollar public…
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Industry leaders urge Govs to push on with NEG

Manufacturing and energy leaders say state and federal governments should get on with the job of designing and delivering the…
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AMMA calls for end to award system

The Australian Mines and Metals Association says Australia should ditch its industry-specific award system which sets minimums for pay and…
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MUA calls of Botany strike after Fair Work order

The Maritime Union of Australia has withdrawn notice of a seven-day strike it was threatening to conduct at Patrick’s Port…
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Bauxite in Queensland. Photo: Rio Tinto

Metro starts mining at Bauxite Hills, readies for first shipment

Far North Queensland’s Metro Mining has commenced operations at its Bauxite Hills mine in Weipa, and expects to soon send…
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