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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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May 10, 2021
Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, a new report warns. The International Energy Agency is calling on governments to act now to address potential energy security hazards. “The challenges are… ...

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May 10, 2021
Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Queensland-based energy company Comet Ridge is continuing to build its Mahalo Hub base with news it has been granted an Authority to Prospect over a 338sq km parcel of land. The Central Queensland tender block PLR2020-1-2 has been officially awarded to Comet Ridge as ATP 2063 and will be called Mahalo Far East. The award… ...

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May 10, 2021
Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Australia will continue to be a strong supplier of metallurgical coal over the next couple of decades thanks to its high quality, according to a new Minerals Council of Australia report. Australian Metallurgical Coal: Quality Sought Around the World is the second in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Commodity Giants series. Written by… ...

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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Anglo American is facing into the future with a map for change. The multi-national even has a head of transformation who addressed a recent Bowen Basin Mining Club function in Mackay. “We have to transform in the decades ahead, and we’re starting that journey now,” says Dan Reynolds.Anglo American is the largest underground metallurgical coal… ...

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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
Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

The latest Australian Institute of Geoscientsts (AIG) survey will determine if conditions for industry professionals are continuing on an upwards trajectory. Geoscientist unemployment fell to just 4.5 percent nationally in the final quarter of 2020.  This was accompanied by a fall in the under-employment rate to 9.3 percent.   There was also a decrease in… ...

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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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