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Mar 09, 2021
Wage subsidy extension tipped to bring 70,000 jobs

Wage subsidy extension tipped to bring 70,000 jobs

A wage subsidy program for apprentices and trainees will be extended for 12 months in a move expected to generate 70,000 new places nationwide. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 100,000 new apprenticeship positions had been snapped up within five months under the fully-subscribed Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program. The program will now become demand driven and expanded for a ful...

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Mar 08, 2021
No stress heat detection

No stress heat detection

Got a smart watch, one that tells the time, takes a phone call, stores some music files? It’ll need to get a lot smarter to compete with wearable technologies designed to monitor health in extreme climates, like that on mine sites. Predictive biometrics technology company, Queensland-based Canaria Technologies has developed NASA-endorsed products and is leading the development of heat stres...

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Mar 05, 2021
Picture this – Carmichael’s star snappers on show

Picture this – Carmichael’s star snappers on show

Inspired by images contractors and staff posted on social media, Bravus Mining and Resources recently laid out a challenge for keen photographers at its Carmichael coal project in Central Queensland. This page shares some of the entries submitted to the Carmichael photo competition. The first prize winners were Troy Fenech (best overall) and Joe Hayes (best scenery shot), but all of the ent...

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Mar 03, 2021
Major turnaround project  for Moranbah plant

Major turnaround project for Moranbah plant

A major shutdown project at Moranbah’s Dyno Nobel ammonium nitrate plant is set to swell local workforce numbers by about 550. Parent company Incitec Pivot said the turnaround of the Moranbah plant was set to run for about seven weeks from early May, with on-site preparations beginning next month. Incitec Pivot managing director and chief executive officer Jeanne Johns said Monadelpho...

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Mar 02, 2021
Mayor calls for urgent action on mine region roads

Mayor calls for urgent action on mine region roads

Urgent action is needed to upgrade Isaac Region roads says Mayor Anne Baker. Isaac Regional Council has unanimously endorsed a motion expressing concern about the safety of roads in the region. Heavy traffic “Roads in the Isaac Region are used by our 33,000 permanent and visiting residents and see a mixture of trucks and other heavy vehicles, four-wheel-drives and conventional cars trave...

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Mar 02, 2021
Tropical cyclone Niran set to intensify

Tropical cyclone Niran set to intensify

Tropical cyclone Niran has developed off Far North Queensland and is moving slowly north-east, away from the coast. At 7am today Niran was estimated to be 275km north-east of Cairns and 265km east of Cooktown. The category 1 cyclone is expected to continue intensifying and is forecast to track back towards the coast this evening and into tomorrow before heading out to sea again from Thursda...

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Mar 01, 2021
Greater measures needed to protect workers from airborne dust

Greater measures needed to protect workers from airborne dust

Partner-supplied editorial Dust control at mining sites is firmly back on the national agenda as cases of silicosis increase union pressure to ramp up health and safety measures to protect all workers exposed to deadly silica dust.  For leading Australian mining and civil services firm Global Road Technology (GRT) its focus on dust control in surface mines, using engineering techn...

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Feb 26, 2021
Agripower wins $71m NAIF loan for expansion

Agripower wins $71m NAIF loan for expansion

North Queensland fertiliser producer Agripower Australia has secured a $71 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan for expansion works. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the loan would help Agripower to upgrade infrastructure and improve access to its amorphous silica mine site near Greenvale and its processing plant near Charters Towe...

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Feb 16, 2021
Ardmore mining campaign kicks off

Ardmore mining campaign kicks off

Mining is expected to start at the Ardmore phosphate project south of Mount Isa next week to produce 25,000 tonnes of ore. Centrex Metals executive chairman Graham Chrisp said a team was on site this week to carry out surveying and necessary preparatory work. The company is ultimately looking to produce about 800,000 wet tonnes of phosphate rock per annum from the Ardmore site and in 2019 ...

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