Friday 20th Apr, 2018
Photo Port Kembla Coal Terminal

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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Photo: Jim Wilson

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The Maritime Union of Australia has withdrawn notice of a seven-day strike it was threatening to conduct at Patrick’s Port…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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Revitalising Newcastle. Photo: Revitalising Newcastle

“Adversarial approach” no good for big infrastructure: Aecom risk boss

Aecom’s global chief risk officer feels the NSW and Victorian governments have grown too fond of lumping their private sector…
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Alcoa produces light metals, including alumina and aluminium.

Rio to cut ties with Russian-controlled Rusal

Rio Tinto says it is declaring force majeure on several of its agreements with Russian-controlled aluminium group Rusal, due to…
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Richard Wankmuller, CEO of Inland Rail. Photo: ARTC

Inland Rail CEO named

The Australian Rail Track Corporation has named Richard Wankmuller the new chief executive officer of the $10 billion Inland Rail…
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Atlas has worked out better deals with its contractors. Photo: James Lauritz.

Atlas, MinRes to join forces, combat iron ore squeeze

Iron ore juniors Mineral Resources and Atlas Iron have announced a merger deal, as a wider discount on lower-grade iron…
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Aurizon train on Queensland Rain Network. Photo: Aurizon

Miners slam Aurizon, call for transparency

Miners have called for measures to ensure capacity is maximised on the Central Queensland Coal Network, after operator Aurizon said…
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Coal ships loading at Newcastle. Photo: Southern Cross Maritime

Matured mining sector to pay dividends: Chief Economist

The nation’s chief economist has projected Australia’s “remarkable” resource export growth phase to finally end in 2020, but this growth…
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