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Nov 26, 2020
Casual mineworker case takes another turn

Casual mineworker case takes another turn

A landmark case on entitlements for casual mineworkers is set for another round in court after a decision which employers have welcomed and unionists described as a blow. The High Court of Australia today granted special leave for WorkPac to appeal the Federal Court’s Rossato decision. WorkPac v Rossato, like the earlier WorkPac v Skene decision, resulted in findings that the working ...

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Nov 26, 2020
New network aims to support LGBTQIA+ engineers

New network aims to support LGBTQIA+ engineers

Organisations across the engineering sector have launched a new network to support LGBTQIA+ professionals and allies in the workplace. The InterEngineer network aims to address issues showcased in the 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI)’s annual employee survey, which identified a 19 per cent decrease (compared to 2019) in the number of employees who were completely open about th...

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Nov 25, 2020
BHP’s supply chain partnerships stand tall in crisis

BHP’s supply chain partnerships stand tall in crisis

Strategic planning and innovation helped BHP supply chains weather the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company’s group procurement officer. In a virtual speech to the International Mining and Resources Conference on Tuesday, Sundeep Singh said productive relationships built with suppliers had allowed BHP to continue to operate during the unprecedented crisis. &...

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Nov 24, 2020
Shake-up for construction and mining union

Shake-up for construction and mining union

A major CFMMEU rift has seen the Mining and Energy Division opt to operate autonomously as national president Tony Maher quits. In a member update, Mr Maher said a meeting of the Central Council had made some important decisions regarding the direction of the Mining and Energy Division within the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union. Resolutions were passed with unanimous ...

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Nov 23, 2020
New service to help METS sector unlock funding

New service to help METS sector unlock funding

A consortium of specialist resources consultants has unveiled a new service to help METS businesses tap into the Australian Government’s multi-billion-dollar manufacturing stimulus package. Unlock is a strategic grant writing service provided by LarkinSykes Advisory, Stellar Consulting Services and AR Consulting. The Australian Government is offering $50 million to support transformative ...

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Nov 23, 2020
Upsurge in major resources projects in the pipeline

Upsurge in major resources projects in the pipeline

A key report shows a 19 per cent increase in the number of major resources and energy projects under development in Australia in 2020 compared to last year. Meanwhile the value of the projects in the investment pipeline increased by 4 per cent to $334 billion over the 12 months from the start of November 2019 to the end of October 2020. The 2020 Resources and Energy Major Projects was comp...

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Nov 21, 2020
Aquila on track for longwall production in early 2022

Aquila on track for longwall production in early 2022

About 500 people are at work on Anglo American’s Aquila project as it heads towards first longwall production of hard coking coal in early 2022. Aquila will extend the life of the Capcoal underground operations near Middlemount by six years and continue to utilise infrastructure at the complex as the Grasstree mine approaches end of life. Anglo American has awarded nearly $200 millio...

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Nov 21, 2020
Details of Mackay coal terminal float revealed 

Details of Mackay coal terminal float revealed 

Mackay’s Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal business will be listed on the stock exchange next month under Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure, with a market value of more than $1.2 billion. The prospectus for the float was released yesterday, with start of trading on the ASX expected on December 8. It is expected to be be one of the largest infrastructure listings in 10 years. The offer price w...

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Nov 20, 2020
Maintenance group to boost  capacity with $5m workshop

Maintenance group to boost capacity with $5m workshop

Field Mining Services Group is flying in the face of the coal downturn with plans for a new $5 million workshop in Paget, Mackay. It is a case of the group outgrowing the capabilities of its current Paget premises, where the major mining maintenance contractor has undertaken workshop activity for the past 13 years. Chief operating officer Jason Holt expected it would invest a further $500,...

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