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The inland rail project gets a green signal from transport authorities

14/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Warren Truss has pledged $300 million into the new Inland Rail project. This rail links will connect Melbourne on the east coast to Brisbane on the west coast. It is designed to link the eastern production zones and to revitalise strategic regional centres.





UWA receives $17m aid from BHP Billiton to create a niche engineering zone

12/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A possible skills shortage in the engineering sector is being addressed early on by the Australian Government, resources industry and education providers. BHP Billiton has pledged $17 million to the University of WA to improve training centres’ infrastructure. The aid also includes provisions to increase the number of scholarships, fellowships and visiting professors over the coming years.





Women stand their ground in the mines

07/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia is a hot-ground for recruitment of mining professionals. Even though, this sector largely remains male-dominated, women are slowly but steadily taking the plunge and coming to work in the mines.





Skilled mining professionals sought in big numbers by mining companies

05/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian resources industry is hiring more professionals on a temporary basis to meet workload demands. The contracts are changed from temporary to permanent after employees prove they have transferable skills and can be good company fit.





Bluff coal mine project creates 100 local jobs

29/01/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Anthony Quin, Managing Director of Carabella Resources plans to start a coal mine operation in New Central Queensland in abid to change their company profile from that of an explorer to a producer. The company is getting local population involved to ensure success of the mining project and at the same time creating work opportunities.





Enjoy a coastal lifestyle in 2014

28/01/2014 06:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Cape Lambert is a favoured place for miners to work at. Mining professionals work and live close to the site which means they don’t miss out on enjoying quality time with their families.





Rio sanctions a $400m Pilbara iron-ore extraction project

20/01/2014 09:49 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A senior spokesperson from Rio Tinto commented that the $400 million spend on iron-ore production will boost Australia’s economic growth.





Queensland’s first oil refinery all set to drive economic & oil efficiency in the state

15/01/2014 09:05 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Northern Oil Refinery in Queensland is set to open in February. It will help in making the state more oil self-sufficient and will considerably reduce costs of importing oil.





Can Australia’s resources industry cope with the shortage of local engineering talent?

13/01/2014 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) released a report that predicts that by 2018, there will be serious shortage of engineering skills in the country. The jobs in the resources industry will rise but there will be a deficit of local expertise to match this demand.





Women rig their attitude for jobs in the oil rigs

09/01/2014 06:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The gender gap in Australia’s resources industry is not unknown; women only make up 13% of the current workforce in this sector. However, efforts are being made by the government and the industry to address this gap and to get more women to take up jobs in this field.





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