Community relations and maintaining a social licence to operate are a rapidly growing risk for the mining industry, while the COVID-19 pandemic has also emerged as a new threat.
Danielle Le Messurier
Engineers, chefs and accountants are among a swag of professions that will have their visa applications prioritised by the Federal Government to combat the skills shortage crisis.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has hailed Perth’s Resources Technology Showcase as an amazing insight into industry and how technology will keep West Aussies in the driver’s seat.
Ben Harvey and Luke McPherson
Canadian authorities say an $869m coal project proposed by the billionaire’s Riversdale Resources is not in the public interest.
The WA miner hopes to have the $US1.4 billion partnership finalised by June 30.
The Federal corporate watchdog and Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy are to face off in the Federal Court today in what could be a warm-up bout for their main battle over 2013 payments.
Rio Tinto has used the Resources Technology Showcase 2021 to unveil a new advancement in automation at its Gudai-Darri iron ore mine in the Pilbara.
Stuart McKinnon and Luke McPherson
WA unions have blasted the mining industry’s “lazy” approach to combatting skills shortages, claiming the sector’s bid for international workers was a “cheap and easy” option.
The results of Boss Energy’s revised feasibility study on the brownfields project allows it to formally pursue debt funding for the South Australian site.
Commodities are in retreat, but it’s too early for Beijing to declare victory in its two-month battle to quash prices and ease rising factory costs.
Visitors to this year’s Resources Technology Showcase will be treated to a chance to experience the Mobile CUT Mine, a miniature simulator you’d swear was the real thing.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to Anthony Albanese urging the Opposition Leader to support measures to cut environmental red tape that is putting at risk major mining projects.
The owner of Osborne Park-based geophysical consulting business Jayson Meyers says he has never seen the industry so busy or worker shortages so acute.
The WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy has called for skilled migration rules to be eased and programs bolstered to beat a growing shortage of workers in the resources sector.
The WA mining sector will be short of 33,000 workers by the second half of 2023 without reforms to encourage interstate and international migration.
The dozers and excavators that do the lifting and shifting in the mining industry are coming to Perth — and West Australians are being invited to get up close and personal with them.
Brianna Dugan and Ben Harvey
Trainees are learning to operate the big kit that will work the pits at Rio Tinto’s new Gudai-Darri iron ore project in the Pilbara even before first ore has been dug, thanks to simulation technology.
The Karl Simich-led Sandfire Resources has sent a cargo of copper concentrate from Geraldton to India worth $64.5 million.
Gold is headed for the biggest weekly loss in 15 months as the Federal Reserve’s hawkish tilt sent the US dollar surging.
Iron ore, one of the hottest commodities in the early days of the raw materials rally, has now become the most volatile as bulls and bears joust over the trajectory of prices.
The Chinese operator of the Karara magnetite operation in the State’s Mid West has dumped its mining contractor MACA in favour of NRW Holdings.
Gold miner celebrates the mining of first ore from its Tampia gold project near Narembeen after beginning operations in April.
Peter Cunningham will replace Jakob Stausholm as the company’s chief bean counter and will join the mining giant’s board as an executive director.
Resources giants are tipped to be the next key players in WA’s startup scene, with the majors starting to look at internal venture capital funds.
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