Tuesday 22nd Aug, 2017
Several Australian industries, including mining, could benefit from big data analysis. Photo: BHP Billiton

Ex-Amcor boss tabbed to lead BHP

Former Amcor boss Ken MacKenzie has been suggested as the potential frontrunner to replace exiting BHP Billiton chair Jac Nasser,…
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GrainCorp shed at the Port of Portland. Photo: David Sexton

Palmquist raises 457 questions

The impact of recent changes to working visa restrictions will mean GrainCorp chief executive Mark Palmquist will have to re-apply…
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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

New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the…
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Budget: Reforms for energy, small business

A new gas exploration program and improvements for small businesses are among Budget measures of note for the bulk handling…
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South32's Worsley alumina refinery. Photo: South32

Institute questions geologist role on visa list

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists has questioned whether the role of geologist should be on the new list of eligible…
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Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Creative Commons / Ash Carter

Turnbull’s 457 change should limit ‘political point scoring’

The Australian Mines and Metals Association says Malcolm Turnbull’s changes to rules around foreign workers should mean the contributions of…
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Newcrest Cadia operation. Photo: Newcrest

Seismic event shuts Newcrest’s Cadia gold mine

Copper-gold miner Newcrest has warned investors that its Cadia operation in central west NSW will not meet its FY17 guidance,…
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Money. Photo: Jim Wilson

Dar Group buys more of WorleyParsons

Shares in engineering firm WorleyParsons have jumped more than 6% in the past week, after Dubai-based Dar Group reportedly bought…
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