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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Techno...

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Jul 14, 2020
How Defence does it – education

How Defence does it – education

Mining and Defence have a lot in common. Both can be technical exercises, both require high levels of skills and enormous logistics. Like mining, the action for soldiers, sailors and air force members is very rarely close to home. In the second of this series we look at the services offered to ADF families to help educate children. What can the mining industry learn? Defence recognis...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found strong momentum towards employment growth ov...

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Jun 05, 2020
University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

There’ll be a merger of two key geoscience institutions at the University of Queensland. The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and UQ Holding’s technology transfer company JKTech, are integrating their activities under a single management structure.The move would consolidate and strengthen both organisations said Managing Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute P...

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Jun 05, 2020
Book boost to port schools

Book boost to port schools

If words were coal then the imaginations of students in port communities across the north are set to stoked by the thousands. FOUR primary schools will receive hundreds of new books to replenish classroom libraries to boost reading rates thanks to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP). Alligator Creek State School teacher and librarian, Sandy Amoore, and Principal, Fiona Connor, w...

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Jun 02, 2020
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits. “We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-house appr...

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Jun 02, 2020
Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has won a $9 million-plus contract to manufacture girders and supply concrete box culverts for Adani’s Carmichael rail project. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said providing jobs and helping to support an economic boost for regional communities was now more important than ever. “We’re very pleased to be able to add Stresscrete to...

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May 30, 2020
Figures highlight mining industry strength

Figures highlight mining industry strength

Data released this week shows the scale of recent mining industry growth in Australia. Mining earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for 2018-19 year increased by 32.2 per cent or $33.7 billion compared to the previous year, the ABS figures show. Within that total figure, coal mining performed less impressively – with the EBITDA growing 12.8 per cent ($3...

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May 13, 2020
Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

The miners’ union has called on the Queensland Government to bring forward the passage of new laws extending industrial manslaughter offences to the state’s mining industry. It comes in the wake of last week’s accident at Grosvenor coal mine.  CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth has written to Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham calling for the urgent progression...

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