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It’s no secret that the Australian mining sector pays well

09/12/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
It’s no secret that the Australian mining sector pays well

Mitsui Australia boss Yasushi Takahashi claims the “inconvenient truth” of Australian mining is that wages are too high – unmatched by productivity. It's true that Australian wages in the mining industry are the highest in the world, but how high is too high?






Solar powered mining to start next year

08/12/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Solar powered mining to start next year

In a first for Australia, Rio Tinto are installing a solar array to power their bauxite mine in Queensland. Could this be the beginning of a switch to clean energy for Australian mining?






Glencore and Peabody cut costs by merging mines

05/12/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Mining giants Glencore and Peabody are merging two mines in Hunter Valley as part of an efficiency drive by both. The good news for workers is that it will keep jobs for years that may have been lost.





China scraps Aussie coal tariffs after just two weeks

12/11/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
After introducing new import tariffs that could have spelled the end for Australian coal, China has scrapped them after just two weeks. The news is welcome for the mining industry, but why?





NT gas pipeline going ahead

12/11/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A planned natural gas pipeline to supply the east from the Northern Territories has been granted 'major project' status, effectively giving it the go-ahead.





AMMA addresses mental health of FIFO workers

11/11/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The AMMA has issued a report investigating the mental health of fly-in-fly-out workers in the Australian mining industry. The broadly positive inquiry has been criticised by some in the industry.





US oil firm Apache claims to find Australia’s largest oil discovery

29/10/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A discovery by US oil company Apache could be the biggest oil find in Australia.





The deregulation of the Australian energy industry

27/10/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia plans to dramatically deregulate its energy industry
Deregulation would mean that consumers will become free to choose their electricity and gas retailer, and be able to deal with the one retailer for both electricity and gas services. Most importantly, consumers will have the option to shop around and potentially choose better quality rates for their electricity and gas.






Mergers set to sweep through oil and gas sector

22/10/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The oil and gas sector in Australia braces itself for change as mergers are expected to sweep through the country.





New survey highlights autonomous vehicles as a top area for future investment

15/10/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A recent survey on technology investment has tipped ‘collision avoidance/proximity detection’ as one of the top three areas for future investment.





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