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Dec 10, 2020
Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

A mineworkers’ union says a survey has shown only 4 per cent of those employed by BHP’s Operations Services are satisfied that their wages and conditions stack up with Queensland coal industry standards. It comes as the mining giant tries to lock in their substandard conditions with fresh Enterprise Agreements, CFMEU Mining and Energy says. Queensland President Stephen Smyth said th...

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Dec 09, 2020
Macmahon seals deal on $250m Foxleigh contract

Macmahon seals deal on $250m Foxleigh contract

Macmahon Holdings says it has been formally awarded a $250 million contract for work at the Foxleigh coal mine near Middlemount in Central Queensland. It comes after the mining services firm was named as preferred contractor in October. The agreement will see Macmahon provide equipment hire and maintenance services at the Foxleigh mine over a five-year term from March 1 next year. “The...

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Dec 09, 2020
Stake in Rolleston coal operation up for grabs

Stake in Rolleston coal operation up for grabs

Receivers have been appointed over the 12.5 per cent stake in the Rolleston open-cut coal operations held by ICRA Rolleston. Glencore is the majority owner of the mine, 140km southeast of Emerald, with a 75 per cent share. A Glencore spokesman said today it would be a case of ‘business as usual’ at the thermal coal site despite the development. McGrathNicol Restructuring said...

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Dec 09, 2020
Jobs to flow as Curragh boosts mining fleet

Jobs to flow as Curragh boosts mining fleet

Golding Contractors is bringing a fifth and sixth mining fleet online at the Curragh coal mine near Blackwater, generating about 150 new jobs. The additional fleet was set to include Hitachi EX5600 and EX3600 excavators and 13 Hitachi EH4000 trucks, along with ancillary plant, the company said. It follows a letter of direction from mine owner Coronado Curragh to increase mining plant at the...

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Dec 08, 2020
Coal included in Glencore’s net zero emissions pledge

Coal included in Glencore’s net zero emissions pledge

Glencore has signposted its ambition to be a net-zero emissions company by 2050. The first steps will be managing the operational footprint followed by investing in the metals portfolio, reducing coal production and supporting deployment of low emission technologies. That’ll equal a 40 percent reduction in emissions by 2035. The package will include a future for the company’s coal as...

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Dec 08, 2020
Anglo donation to support burns research

Anglo donation to support burns research

Medical and clinical research for burns and trauma care has been boosted by a one-million dollar donation from miner Anglo American to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation. The donation will be invested into RBWH Foundation Research Fellowships and innovative research projects at the Herston Biofabrication Institute and Queensland Skin Culture Centre. Burns patient ps...

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Dec 07, 2020
Grants to modernise manufacturing

Grants to modernise manufacturing

Queensland Manufacturers with committed projects are being encouraged to apply for a Manufacturing Modernisation Fund grant. Businesses will be able to apply for between $100,000 and $1 million to invest in new technology, as the Morrison Government continues to support the post-COVID-19 comeback. Federal Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews said the MMF Round Two was a k...

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Dec 07, 2020
Wolff Mining breaks records at BMA Saraji Mine

Wolff Mining breaks records at BMA Saraji Mine

Wolff Mining is claiming a record at Saraji Mine in the Bowen Basin. They boasted 43,794 drilled metres in November beating the previous record of 41,500dm at the BMA site. The activity is described as being ‘undertaken in 270mm holes ranging in depth from 30m to 65+m in tertiary material.’ Wolff Mining has been assisting BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Saraji in a sprint drilling ...

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Dec 06, 2020
Major Hay Point building refurb a win for local jobs

Major Hay Point building refurb a win for local jobs

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has announced local company Fergus Builders as the principal contractor for its Hay Point Administration Building refurbishment project, which is set to start before the end of the year. Home to Maritime Safety Queensland’s (MSQ’s) Vessel Traffic Services and NQBP’s marine pilots, the project will include the refurbishment and upgrade of int...

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