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Dec 05, 2020
Stopping air pollution at the source on mine sites

Stopping air pollution at the source on mine sites

Partner sponsored content Recent events in Western Australia has seen the mining industry slammed for lack of transparency due to a prolonged dust monitoring failure in the iron ore town of Port Hedland, Western Australia.  Western Australia’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) outlined in a letter how the organisation responsible for monitoring dust lev...

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Dec 03, 2020
Christmas lull for Bowen Basin coal sites

Christmas lull for Bowen Basin coal sites

Peabody Energy will shut down production at two Bowen Basin coal operations for four weeks over Christmas. The company has briefed the workforce of the plan to temporarily idle production at Coppabella and Moorvale mines, and they will be able to access paid leave for the period. “Like most other Australian mining operators, Peabody has been affected by challenging global economic con...

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Dec 03, 2020
Miner helps cultivate ag science education

Miner helps cultivate ag science education

Moranbah State High School has received a $30,000 grant from Anglo American to help upgrade facilities for students studying agricultural science.  Moranbah SHS acting principal Leigh Dyer thanked Anglo American for its ongoing support of the Moranbah community and said the funding would deliver an enhanced learning experience for the students.  “Our school aims to provide students wit...

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Dec 03, 2020
Long-term sale deal for Moranbah coal seam gas

Long-term sale deal for Moranbah coal seam gas

Blue Energy has secured a deal to to supply EnergyAustralia with 100 PJ of gas at Wallumbilla over 10 years from the Northern Bowen Basin. That foundation volume helps underpin plans for a gas pipelinefrom the Bowen Basin into the Wallumbilla hub and for the development of Blue’s coal seam gas tenements in the Moranbah area. The non-binding Heads of Agreement with EnergyAustralia was the ...

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Dec 02, 2020
Bravus fined $26,000 for Carmichael infringements

Bravus fined $26,000 for Carmichael infringements

Bravus Mining & Resources has coughed up almost $26,000 in fines for what it describes as misinterpreting environmental reporting requirements on its Carmichael coal project. The federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment  issued two infringement notices totalling $25,920 in late October to Adani Mining – recently rebranded as Bravus. It said they had failed...

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Dec 02, 2020
Local demolition firm breaks through on world stage

Local demolition firm breaks through on world stage

Partner sponsored content The Todd family and their team at local Queensland demolition firm DEMEX were thrilled to learn they were named Best New Entrant at the World Demolition Awards 2020 in a recent online awards ceremony, after earlier being short-listed for the Industrial Demolition Award. “At our first entry into such prestigious World Awards”, Director Richard Todd said, “...

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Dec 02, 2020
Hatch to take CRC Ore innovation to industry

Hatch to take CRC Ore innovation to industry

Hatch has been awarded an exclusive licence to commercialise a suite of mining technologies developed by the Queensland-based Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE). CRC Ore’s Grade Engineering services are designed to help miners to more efficiently treat lower grade ores and wastes to extract valuable minerals, increasing the life of mines and reducin...

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Dec 02, 2020
Coal crash a $1.8b-plus blow for State Budget

Coal crash a $1.8b-plus blow for State Budget

The declining fortunes of the coal industry are expected to deliver a $1.87 billion royalties blow to Queensland’s coffers in 2020-21. Budget papers show coal royalties totalled $3.5 billion in 2019-20, 19.6 per cent lower than in 2018-19, and they are expected to drop a further 53.3 per cent in 2020-21 to just over $1.64 billion. Overall, resource royalties and land rents earned fro...

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Dec 01, 2020
Dow appointed new country head for Adani

Dow appointed new country head for Adani

Adani Australia has announced a leadership change, with Lucas Dow to move into the role of country head and chief executive officer. Lucas Dow, who is a director of Adani’s Australian mining business Bravus, is replacing Jeyakumar Janakaraj – known as JJ – who is moving on to lead new business ventures for Adani outside of Australia. Mr Janakaraj said his time as Adani Au...

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