For more than a decade, the New Acland open cut coal mine has been a major employer and economic spur to the Darling Downs region. It provides direct jobs for more than 300 locals, 160 contractors, and contributes to 2300 more indirect jobs.
New Acland is a substantial and loyal supporter of local businesses and suppliers, injecting more than $110 million into the Darling Downs economy each year and over $300 million into the broader southeast Queensland economy each year. Continue reading
Despite the forecast by the Australian Energy Market Operator of a looming shortage of gas on the country’s east coast, consumer groups believe it’s too early to advise people whether to switch away from gas. Households should instead research the most competitive offers available from across the range of energy providers, according Energy Consumers Australia (ECA). Continue reading
After eight years steering Rio Tinto through a series of crises and less than a year since a new chief executive was put in place, the global miner has paved the way for the selection of a new chairman to replace Jan du Plessis later in the year.
The industry leaders are saying it, the market pundits are confirming it, the service industries supporting construction and mining are noticing it … there is a sustained mini boom happening in the mining industry, and its likely to last for the next 2-3 years.
As a result of this new initiative within the industry, the team here at Construction Hunter have figured it would be helpful to make sure you kept aware of not only what is happening in news updates, project opportunities, and career developments, but also what is happening in the broader markets.
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In what the union is describing as an “escalating” crisis, a Moranbah miner is the 20th victim of black lung disease. It’s understood this miner worked at the Moranbah North Colliery underground mine. The diagnosis was confirmed on Monday, March 6. Continue reading
Beloved West Australian author Tim Winton has broken a long silence to condemn WA gas fracking and illuminate deep public mistrust, both of the mining industry and its government regulators. Winton has narrated a mini-documentary and television commercial by Richard Todd, the Margaret River maker of documentary Frackman. Continue reading
If the new iron ore fee is introduced by the WA State government, the state’s mining industry could face a similar decline to that of the Australian car manufacturing industry, a senior BHP executive has warned. As West Australians prepare for Saturday’s state election, major parties are grappling with policies to rein in a $4 billion budget deficit. Continue reading
has intersected multiple high-grade gold lodes from drilling at the historic Main Lode Gold Mine at its Burbanks Project near Coolgardie in Western Australia.The Burbanks Project has a proven production history with more than 400,000 ounces of gold produced at the Birthday Gift and Main Lode mines since 1885. Continue reading
Global mining heavyweight BHP Billiton has backed “a price on carbon emissions” as part of its submission to the Finkel Review of Australia’s energy system. The apparent endorsement of the Emissions Intensity Scheme (EIS) backed by federal Labor and the Climate Change Authority was accompanied by a call for the government to fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Continue reading
The Queensland Government’s Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill parliamentary committee report has been released. This Bill will add unnecessary extra red-tape to our sector’s operations, and lower the state’s competitiveness, at a time when the sector is rebounding and more jobs are coming onto the market. Continue reading