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Jul 05, 2021
$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

Queensland’s largest hydro power station is set to undergo a $14 million overhaul. Major maintenance works will start at the publicly-owned Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station this month, creating 100 jobs. Related: Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe Wivenhoe was central to the reliability of Queensland’s electricity network, said Minister for Energy,… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reiterated the importance of an operational mining industry during the pandemic. It’s in the wake of the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) update showing resources and energy exports have hit a high of $310 million. Locked down – Newmont’s Granites Mine in the Tanami Desert Newmont this week locked down… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo American has put a figure of its total tax and economic contribution in Australia at more than S4,084 million. It’s contained in a recently released report detailing the company’s tax contribution around the world. In Australia, more than $2,344.4 million was spent on ‘total procurement’ and $693.5 million paid in total taxes including $96.5… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
A push to get the COVID19 jab

A push to get the COVID19 jab

There’s an increased urgency among resources companies who are encouraging their workers to get COVID19 vaccinations. The Queensland Resources Council is currently being briefed by the State Government in the wake of three new cases recorded overnight. Related: Mining declared Covid Safe following a single positive case in the NT Newmont Australia’s Tanami Minesite where… ...

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Jun 11, 2021
The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The latest SEEK employment data confirms there are jobs aplenty in Queensland, particularly in the mining, resources and energy sector.  There are 1129 jobs advertised in the areas of mining, resources and energy, with 821 paying more than $100,000 per year, as of yesterday (Thu 10 Jun 21) In May, total job advertisements across all industries in Queensland were up mo...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

The Capricorn Copper workforce in North-West Queensland can expect increased professional opportunities and stepped up production as the mine enters a new chapter under 29Metals, according to the company head. Chief executive officer and managing director Peter Albert was commenting after the company lodged its prospectus this week for a $527.8 million IPO, with plans to list… ...

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Jun 04, 2021
Wellbeing app attuned to miners’ needs

Wellbeing app attuned to miners’ needs

A new MineWell mobile app is described as being developed by miners for miners to reduce stress and improve wellbeing. The Mineral Council of Australia launched the free app this week, saying the industry was taking action to support the mental health and resilience of its 250,000-strong workforce. MineWell is a preventative mental health and wellbeing app… ...

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