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Mar 31, 2021
BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP is partnering with the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) to create training opportunities for up to 1000 Australians in regional areas. The mining company is investing $30 million in the Future of Work Program, designed to strengthen economic resilience in regional communities. The program offers advanced apprenticeships, skills and short-course training…...

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Dec 10, 2020
Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

A mineworkers’ union says a survey has shown only 4 per cent of those employed by BHP’s Operations Services are satisfied that their wages and conditions stack up with Queensland coal industry standards. It comes as the mining giant tries to lock in their substandard conditions with fresh Enterprise Agreements, CFMEU Mining and Energy says…. ...

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Oct 31, 2020
BHP examines sorting strategies with CRC ORE

BHP examines sorting strategies with CRC ORE

BHP is working with an Australian research consortium to examine deployment of cutting-edge preconcentration techniques. Olympic Dam in South Australia  is one of the locations where BHP is actively examining bulk ore sensing and sorting opportunities – techniques within the Grade Engineering suite of technologies. Grade Engineering is a key innovation of the Cooperative Resear...

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Oct 20, 2020
BHP records lift in  metallurgical coal production

BHP records lift in metallurgical coal production

BHP has reported a four per cent increase in metallurgical coal production in the past quarter, with Blackwater back at full capacity towards the end of that period. The company said guidance for the 2021 financial year remained unchanged at between 40 and 44 Mt in relation to its stake in the metallurgical coal mines… ...

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Oct 09, 2020
Jasper truck’s unusual hue a touchstone for inclusion

Jasper truck’s unusual hue a touchstone for inclusion

A new Komatsu 930E-5 haul truck at BMA’s Goonyella Riverside Mine stands out from the rest – with its tray painted turquoise in celebration of BHP’s LGBT+ ally community, Jasper. The group’s name was inspired by the gemstone jasper – an opaque and fine-grained variety of quartz known for its unique multi-coloured patterns – reflecting… ...

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Oct 01, 2020
Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

BHP will create 2500 new apprenticeship and traineeship positions within five years through its BHP FutureFit Academy hubs at Mackay and Perth. That will mean about 1250 positions at Mackay, including the 225 people already enrolled, in addition to a separate skills development investment focused on regional areas throughout Australia. The commitment today from BHP… ...

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Sep 24, 2020
Big Australian buys into NT copper

Big Australian buys into NT copper

BHP has teamed up with Encounter Resources in a deal that could see it spend up to $22 million on a Northern Territory copper project. The Big Australian has entered an option agreement with Encounter covering the 4500 sq km Elliott copper project. Elliott was first identified by analysing new datasets generated by Geoscience Australia,… ...

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Sep 15, 2020
BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP details billions spent in Australia

BHP has injected more than $33 billion into the Australian economy in the past financial year. The company’s latest economic contribution report showed this included about $11.2 billion in taxes, royalties and other government payments during the year. In Queensland, where BHP operates a raft of Bowen Basin coal mines, the company paid $919 million… ...

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Sep 08, 2020
Top line-up for national resources awards

Top line-up for national resources awards

The finalists for the BHP 2020 Women in Resources National Awards have been announced, featuring 37 inspiring people across six categories. Queensland contenders include Jo Best from Hastings Deering in Brisbane (Dyno Nobel Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources Award) and Kathryn Young from BHP’s Peak Downs Mine in Moranbah (Newcrest Exceptional Young Woman in Australian… ...

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