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Jun 16, 2021
Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

A peak mining body has hailed changes flagged in a review of the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act saying the gates are opening wider for more timely approvals on development. The Commonwealth Government’s timeline and progress report on major reforms to the EPBC Act provides stakeholders with clarity and certainty said Minerals Council of… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Hillalong South delivers for Bowen Coking Coal

Hillalong South delivers for Bowen Coking Coal

Bowen Coking Coal has hailed significant early results from an exploration program underway at its Hillalong South project, raising the prospects of a new high-quality coking coal mine. It follows a successful Phase 1 exploration program which resulted in a maiden JORC Resource of 43 million tonnes at Hillalong North, near Glenden in Central Queensland. Bowen… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Gladstone refinery in $1.2m hydrogen study

Gladstone refinery in $1.2m hydrogen study

Rio Tinto will look into using renewable hydrogen to power a key process at its Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone in a $1.2 million study. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will contribute up to $579,786 towards the feasibility study. Conventional alumina refining combusts natural gas to achieve the high temperatures necessary in the calcination… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Central Petroleum, GBM Resources, Metro Mining and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Metro continues funding talks Cape York bauxite miner Metro Mining is continuing negotiations with lenders for a bridging loan to overcome a cash flow crisis. The company, which owns and operates the Bauxite Hills mine, initially requested… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Thiess fleet hits haul road to lower emissions

Thiess fleet hits haul road to lower emissions

Major contractor Thiess is phasing in the use of locally sourced gas to displace diesel in large mining trucks in its Bowen Basin fleet. Thiess has teamed up with Mine Energy Solutions to introduce lower emission, dual-fuel technology in the trucks. “Partnerships like this ensure Thiess is playing a role in reducing emissions on our operations and leading the path to decarbonisation… ...

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Jun 15, 2021
Jobs focus in Queensland Budget

Jobs focus in Queensland Budget

A $3.34 billion Queensland Jobs Fund is among the highlights of what has been dubbed the 2021-22 Queensland COVID-19 Economic Recovery Budget. Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick said the budget, at its core, provided fundamental lessons about a health crisis like the COVID pandemic. “It’s only because we got our health response right… ...

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Jun 15, 2021
Budget brings $42m resources and land investment

Budget brings $42m resources and land investment

More than $42 million will be invested into Queensland’s resources sector and land programs as part of the 2021-22 State Budget, the government says. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the latest budget would allow Queensland to continue its resources led recovery through exploration grants, initiatives and mine rehabilitation programs. It will invest $15.5 million to address… ...

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Jun 14, 2021
Grosvenor workers ‘seriously let down’ on safety – union

Grosvenor workers ‘seriously let down’ on safety – union

The Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s final report paints a shocking picture of safety management at Anglo’s Grosvenor mine, the CFMEU says. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland president Stephen Smyth welcomed the release of the comprehensive report after an investigation sparked by an explosion at that mine last year. He said the union would review… ...

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Jun 14, 2021
Resources head honoured for services to business

Resources head honoured for services to business

Longstanding Australian Resources and Energy Group – AMMA president Richard Owen has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to business.Mr Owen had worked at ExxonMobil for more than 37 years before his retirement last year. During his career he held senior… ...

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