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May 31, 2021
Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Partner supplied editorial Recent national legislation means that the issues of dust control and air quality around mining communities are firmly back on the national agenda and dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are providing miners turnkey solutions to protect both workers and residents alike. Coal mines alone are responsible for almost half the nation’s total… ...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… ...

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May 31, 2021
Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland’s experience in managing the cyclic investment phases of resources projects puts it in a good position to manage any future upswing in resources activity, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Policy Director Katie-Anne Mulder said the industry is seeing ‘very bullish’ outlooks emerge for critical minerals in particular and new resource opportunities…...

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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… ...

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May 31, 2021
Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue’s Crinum underground mine is due to start producing coal by the end of the year after the announcement of a $600 million mining services contract for Mastermyne Group. The bord and pillar mining operation is expected to employ 180 full-time personnel in full production. Sojitz Blue acquired the mothballed Gregory Crinum complex near… ...

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May 28, 2021
Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore Resources has received federal environmental approval for its $85 million Isaac Downs project near Moranbah. The company plans to develop Isaac Downs as a satellite operation to its Isaac Plains Complex, with an expected output of 2.5Mtpa saleable coking coal. The project is expected to employ about 250 people during construction and300 people once… ...

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May 27, 2021
Apprenticeship offer has broad appeal

Apprenticeship offer has broad appeal

Hastings Deering will close its portal for 2022 apprenticeship applications on Monday and figures already show a rise in female and Indigenous interest. The mining and construction support company opened applications for 40 positions at the start of the month and has already seen more than 10,000 people visit its apprenticeship web page. Hastings Deering… ...

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May 27, 2021
Major miners commit to gender diverse leadership

Major miners commit to gender diverse leadership

Miners BHP and South32 are among the first 10 ‘trail blazer’ companies to sign up for the investor-led 40:40 Vision initiative for gender balance in leadership. Launched late last year, 40:40 Vision has enlisted companies with a market capitalisation worth collectively close to $300 billion to lead the way in improving gender diversity at the… ...

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May 26, 2021
Investigations after ‘unprecedented’ power drama

Investigations after ‘unprecedented’ power drama

Investigations are underway into the Callide power plant fire that sparked a major outage across Queensland on Tuesday. A fire in the turbine hall at the Biloela plant about 1.45pm May 25 set off a chain reaction that disrupted power to more than 470,000 customers. Multiple transmission lines and other power stations were interrupted as… ...

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