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Apr 03, 2020
Sojitz to roll out two more mines, 300 jobs

Sojitz to roll out two more mines, 300 jobs

Sojitz Coal Mining and Futura Resources have signed an agreement to proceed with the new Wilton coking coal mine. Production is expected to begin as early as July at the open-cut mine, with an operating life of 50 years. It comes as Sojitz hits its stride at the recently restarted Gregory open-cut operation and the… ...

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Apr 01, 2020
Peabody cuts 40 jobs from Australian operations

Peabody cuts 40 jobs from Australian operations

Peabody Energy is shedding 40 staff from its Australian coal operations, citing a range of factors including the COVID-19 crisis. A Peabody spokeswoman described it as an extremely difficult decision for the company. “These actions come in response to macro industry conditions, including the mild Northern Hemisphere winter, historically low natural gas prices, trade and… ...

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Mar 29, 2020
Mining jobs hold steady during COVID-19 crisis

Mining jobs hold steady during COVID-19 crisis

A survey of Queensland resources companies during the COVID-19 outbreak shows more than half plan to maintain or increase the size of their workforce. The Queensland Resources Council released the findings today after a week when the industry came under increasing pressure to demonstrate it had adequate measures in place to safeguard employees and local… ...

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Mar 27, 2020
Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch is calling on the region’s mines to shift to a locally based workforce to avoid the extra risk of FIFO and DIDO workers bringing COVID-19 into the area. But she is critical of those using the pandemic to push a broader political agenda against FIFO. Cr McCulloch, chair of the… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

A central Queensland local government leader is pushing miners to lock down their FIFO workforce within the shire’s boundaries. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cr Anne Baker has called on all stakeholders, particularly industry and government, to play their part to secure a localised workforce model. Isaac Mayor Cr Anne Baker Keeping the mining industry going… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin Mines has placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance, citing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said all employees other than those required during the care and maintenance period had been advised they would be stood down without pay as at the close of business on… ...

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Mar 20, 2020
BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP announced today it would hire 1500 additional people to support its workforce operating across Australia. The jobs would be offered as six-month contracts and cover a range of skills needed by BHP operations in the short term, the company said. The roles will include machinery and production operators, truck and ancillary equipment drivers, excavator… ...

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Mar 20, 2020
Coal dust danger reassessed

Coal dust danger reassessed

A James Cook University scientist claims it’s likely miners’ exposure to dangerous coal dust has been underestimated, as the communities they live in are polluted too. Associate Professor Gunther Paul from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) was one of an international team of scientists who analysed Australia National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)… ...

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Mar 19, 2020
Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Junior miners chasing greenfield discoveries continued to both struggle for funding and brace for the impact of coronavirus on equity markets, according to Mitchell Services CEO, Andrew Elf. Mitchell Services generates approximately 90 per cent of revenue from drilling for Tier 1 producers with long life, low-cost mines who are focused on resource definition, development… ...

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