Supply chain

Sep 22, 2020
Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has officially opened the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub. Part of Resource Industry Network, the hub was established last year as a result of funding from the Australian Government’s SME Export Hub Initiative, the Queensland Government, and the Local Buying Foundation. It is tasked with identifying, establishin...

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Sep 15, 2020
BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP has injected more than $33 billion into the Australian economy in the past financial year. The company’s latest economic contribution report showed this included about $11.2 billion in taxes, royalties and other government payments during the year. In Queensland, where BHP operates a raft of Bowen Basin coal mines, the company paid $919 million in taxes and royalties. Nationwi...

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Aug 17, 2020
Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Wilson Mining has released a new polypropylene alternative to steel mesh for roof and wall cladding applications in underground mines. The Mastermyne-owned company describes Stratanet as a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and multi-directional high-strength alternative to steel. A honeycomb design helps to distribute the load of any loose debris, having undergone several iterations to prov...

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Aug 10, 2020
NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

Wins on the Mount Isa corridor and at Townsville port have helped rail giant Aurizon turn around its bulks business. In its annual report today the company said its bulk business achieved EBITof $90 million last financial year, after being in a loss-making position threeyears ago. Contract wins include South32 Cannington (11-year extension to 2032 on the Mount Isa corridor), Incitec Pivot ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

Mining skills and knowledge hub open for business

The new $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence has officially opened its doors to students and industry.State Development Minister Kate Jones said the one-of-a-kind facility in Queensland featured an Underground Simulator Mining Facility, control room, workshop, laboratory, and classrooms.“This is about creating jobs and ensuring locals have the training they need to fill them,” Ms ...

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Jul 21, 2020
JobKeeper changes – what they mean for you

JobKeeper changes – what they mean for you

JobKeeper payments will be extended by six months to March 28, but the amount of the subsidy will vary under changes announced today. The temporary Coronavirus Supplement for those on income support will be extended until December 31. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said extra assistance would continue to support hundreds of thousands of Australians who were without work, and offer businesse...

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Jun 24, 2020
$500m milestone for Local Buying Program

$500m milestone for Local Buying Program

BHP’s Local Buying Program has reached more than $500 million in approved spend since its launch in 2012, including $421 million in Queensland. The program makes it easier for small business owners to competitively bid for supply opportunities through a streamlined onboarding, procurement and payment process that includes 21-day payment terms or less. “The Local Buying Program has enab...

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Jun 19, 2020
Grant helps Berg take line boring to next level

Grant helps Berg take line boring to next level

Gladstone manufacturer Berg Engineering has won $161,719 under the Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program towards advanced line boring capabilities. Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the funding would help Berg Engineering train and put on five new workers, as well as helping to drive business development. “This will bring its total ...

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Jun 18, 2020
Heavy-hitting project list for online industry forum

Heavy-hitting project list for online industry forum

Supply opportunities for a $15 billion-plus list of Queensland projects will be highlighted in a Resource Industry Media event in August. The online Connecting Industry Conference is designed to assist the resource and construction sector on the latest project information while social distancing restrictions are in place. The projects presenting include: Inland Rail Project (Qld/NSW bor...

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