Monday 19th Feb, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Veni Markovski / Creative Commons

Unions targeted as PM threatens double dissolution

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has presented the Senate with an ultimatum: pass laws to more strictly monitor the nation’s unions,…
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Photo: Rio Tinto

Cost cutting, reduced debt to remain focus under new Rio boss

Rio Tinto has announced the retirement of chief executive Sam Walsh, and his succession by Copper & Coal chief executive…
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A nickel ore ship at Townsville, where (inset) Clive Palmer's Yabulu refinery processes it. Photo: Chris Mackey / Southern Cross Maritime. (Inset: Creative Commons / Benjamin J Macdonald)

State looking to dodge potential bill as Palmer shuts nickel refinery to July

The Palaszczuk Government has rushed legislation into State Parliament to protect it from the potential of a multimillion-dollar bill in…
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Open pits at the Katanga mining project. Photo: Katanga

Two killed, five missing at Glencore Congo mine

Switzerland-based multinational Glencore has confirmed the deaths of at least two people, while five more remain missing, at its KOV…
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MUA members voting for a merger with the CFMEU. Photo: MUA

Merger on the cards for MUA, CFMEU

Maritime Union of Australia members have voted in favour of merger talks with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union,…
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Prasad Srinivasamurthy, head of Brambles’ new Silicon Valley digital offshoot.

Brambles eyes smart pallets with opening of Silicon Valley office

Keeping track of the location and condition of its 250 million pallets is a monumental challenge for Brambles. Its opening…
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A nickel ore ship at Townsville, where (inset) Clive Palmer's Yabulu refinery processes it. Photo: Chris Mackey / Southern Cross Maritime. (Inset: Creative Commons / Benjamin J Macdonald)

Long-term losses challenge Queensland Nickel recovery

Any party looking to revive Clive Palmer’s embattled refinery business Queensland Nickel will have to eat cash losses until at…
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Martin Dummigan, new managing director of mobile conveying specialist, Terex.

New managing director for Telestack

Mobile conveying specialist Telestack has appointed Martin Dummigan, formerly at Terex, as its new UK-based managing director. In his previous…
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