Mentoring success for women in resources

Lana Van Wyk

(Queensland-based Lana Van Wyk is one of the mentors in a program designed to promote the career development of women in resource industries)   The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) has reached the participation milestone of 200 female mentees placed in a program that was launched three years ago to support the career development of women in the Read More

Moves address emerging coal disease

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(A coal miner using spirometry to test his lung function) The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has been moved to issue a statement on clinical radiologists who are available to report on X-rays to screen Australian miners for industrial lung diseases. This follows the re-emergence of a small number of cases of coal Read More

Professional development courses for rock specialists

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The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University has released the current short courses in professional development offer for 2016. Registration for these courses is open. A brochure is available and more information can be found on the (EGRU) - JCU Australia website In February: 1.Business and Financial Management for the Minerals Industry Course Leaders: Dr’s Andrew Read More

Gas pipeline opportunities for local suppliers

Pipe is laid for the Australia Pacific LNG project.

(Gas pipe being laid in the Surat Basin. Jemena will build an 622km pipeline from Tennent Creek to Mount Isa and is planning to brief  local suppliers on emerging opportunities)   Jemena is coming to Mount Isa to help get the local supply chain involved in one of the most promising projects north Queensland has seen in years. The Read More

Venus phosphate prospect fertilises optimism

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The mining industry in Mount Isa is set to surge ahead after successful test pit mining at Korella Phosphate mine, said Mt Isa Mayor Tony McGrady. Australia Venus Resource Pty Ltd (Venus) intends to begin commercial operations from the mine, located near Phosphate Hill, 170km from Mount Isa via Mount Isa – Duchess Road. Meeting with Venus Read More

Mt Gordon mine to reopen rebadged as Capricorn Copper

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The Mayor of Mount Isa aid he was delighted to hear of the proposed plans for the Capricorn Copper Mine, formerly Mt Gordon (Gunpowder). Cr Tony McGrady said the reopening of the Capricorn Copper Mine by Lighthouse Minerals (LHM) and EMR Capital (EMR) would mean jobs and regional growth and development for the North West. Read More

Population growth - energising the Queensland economy


Queensland will be marked by big population growth in South East corner over the next few years. Migration will account for most of this growth. The issues present themselves in the form of an aging population in this paper presented by William Miller from Whitsunday Surveys.   Introduction This paper aims to provide brief but Read More

Job cuts in Collinsville


  Glencore has announced another round of job cuts, this time at Collinsville. The operational changes at Collinsville are expected to affect about 180 positions across the 230-strong workforce. Eighty positions were lost at the same coal operation in May. In Mount Isa, Glencore has also closed its camp at George Fisher mine which catered Read More

Where the work is


New references for emerging projects in north Queensland. Go to:  

Projects called forward for Queensland Mining Contractor Awards

Mining contractors and suppliers with operations in Queensland are invited to enter their best work into seven major award categories announced by the Bowen Basin Mining Club. The Queensland Mining Contractor Awards 2016 includes categories such as cost saving initiative, time saving initiative, project innovation and mining contractor of the year. BBMC director Jodie Currie said Read More

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