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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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Apr 28, 2021
Report finds ‘unacceptable risks’ in CQ coal project

Report finds ‘unacceptable risks’ in CQ coal project

Central Queensland Coal insists there is a way forward for its contentious coal project after a State report that points to ‘unacceptable risks’. In a media statement, the Department of Environment and Science said its assessment report recommended that the Central Queensland Coal Project, 25km north-west of Marlborough, was not suitable to proceed. “The project… ...

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Apr 22, 2021
Mighty milestone for Carmichael site

Mighty milestone for Carmichael site

Bravus Mining and Resources has passed the milestone of 10 million tonnes of overburden shifted as it works to reach the coal seam at its Carmichael mine pit. The company shared images on social media this week, along with the statistics that this amount of earth and rock could fill the Queensland Country Bank Stadium… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
China Huaneng backs Qld carbon capture project

China Huaneng backs Qld carbon capture project

China Huaneng Group Clean Energy Research Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Glencore to work together on carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology, starting with a project at the Millmerran power station. Signing the MOU, both companies committed to supporting the deployment of low emissions technologies like CCUS to reduce greenhouse emissions… ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Police have arrested a Cairns woman and fined two other people as activists hit the Carmichael development for the second time in three days. Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly known as Adani Mining) said works had continued unaffected on the Carmichael mine and rail project despite a group of about 15 anti-coal protesters trying to… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine is preparing for the Western Australian government’s hair trigger COVID protocols by organising a foolproof conference next month. The not-for-profit mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry organisation, is hosting its Austmine21 conference and exhibition in Perth from May 25-27. Be there or not, everyone can participate. Austmine chief executive officer Chris...

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Apr 06, 2021
CoalLog standard updated

CoalLog standard updated

A new CoalLog standard for exploration has been presented to coal industry professionals. The Australian Institute of Geoscientists is reporting that CoalLog has been developed with financial assistance from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) by a number of committees with representatives from most major mining, consulting and software companies in the Australian coal… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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