Saturday 20th Jan, 2018
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Labor pitches local content plan to save steel

As administrators work out what to do with collapsed South Australian steelmaker Arrium, the Federal Opposition has launched a six-point…
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Fortescue executive director Peter Meurs. Photo: Southern Cross Maritime / FMG

Director leaves FMG for Mormon Church

Peter Meurs has resigned from the board of massive iron ore exporter Fortescue Metals Group for a senior role in…
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Arrium operates in the mining and mining consumables manufacturing sectors.

Union, banks replaces Arrium administrator

South Australian treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has criticised the replacement of administrator Grant Thornton just six days after steelmaker Arrium went…
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Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Creative Commons / Ash Carter

Turnbull to abolish “destructive” RSRT

A re-elected Coalition Government will abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT), and the system payment order it implemented on…
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Arrium workers vote for pay-cut after bailout rejected

Embattled South Australian steelmaker Arrium has convinced the majority of its workers to take a 10% pay reduction, after its…
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Unions bridle at BHP’s cost-cutting plans

Unions have not taken kindly to BHP Billiton’s refreshed push for productivity measures and an increased government focus on productivity…
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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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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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