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Nov 27, 2020
Ball in State’s court after Federal nod on coal plan

Ball in State’s court after Federal nod on coal plan

The New Acland Stage 3 project has won Federal Government approval for its Groundwater Management and Monitoring Plan (GMMP). This was the final approval required at a Federal level and means the project only needs State sign off to become a reality, project owner New Hope Group says. Delay in securing approvals for Stage 3 to continue New Acland operations has seen the company shed workers...

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Nov 27, 2020
A drilling legacy

A drilling legacy

Partner-sponsored content The head of Queensland drilling company GeoDrill Australia was always going to be a driller. Tom Partleton’s grandfather learned the trade during World War II, where he served as a sapper in the Royal Engineers. The war ended and a dynasty started with the skills handed down through the generations.  Steve Partleton Mr Partleton’s father, Steve, i...

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Nov 27, 2020
Coal project blasts ahead as construction hits peak

Coal project blasts ahead as construction hits peak

Construction on Central Queensland’s Carmichael coal project has reached a peak, with more than 2000 people working at the site. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said he was delighted to report the project was able to deliver more jobs than previously expected. The jobs announcement coincided with a project milestone for Bravus, with the first controll...

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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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