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Woodside Energy workers

Resources merger will accelerate $16B offshore project

A multinational mining company and Australian oil and gas producer will join forces to fast-track a US$12 billion (A$16B) development. BHP Group and Woodside Petroleum have agreed to merge their oil...

Curragh Coal Mine

Second coal mine worker dies in less than two years

Authorities are investigating the latest workplace death at a Central Queensland coal operation. Queensland Police, the State Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and more want to know...

Cat 789D WesTrac automation training centre

Rio Tinto and WesTrac celebrate autonomous partnership

A multinational mining company and CAT equipment supplier commemorated their first six months of automation training. Rio Tinto and WesTrac recently celebrated their Automated Haulage Systems (AHS)...

ABB NeoGear

Low voltage switchgear protects workers

A multinational automation company enhanced its electric transmission equipment. ABB confirmed its low voltage switchgear is 25 per cent smaller than competitors and safer, higher performing and...

FIFO charter plane

100 per cent FIFO worker ban stays in force

Legislation banning 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces at major mining projects will remain in effect across Queensland. State Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed a recent review...

BHP trainees

Employers introduce COVID vaccine mandates

A mining services company and multinational resources giant will force workers to be immunised against coronavirus. Mineral Resources (MinRes) and BHP have confirmed every fly-in fly-out (FIFO) and...

Solomon Hub

‘Ground collapse’ kills mine employee

A major resources company blamed an underground cavity for taking the life of a worker. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) confirmed one of its employees fell to his death after the ground collapsed at the...

Fair Work Commission

Pay rise recommended for coal mine employees

Many people working in the industry will have their remuneration boosted. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) reviewed the Black Coal Mining Industry Award, and decided covered employees should receive a...

CITIC Pacific Mining Sino Iron workers

Mine worker dies from severe fall

An Asia-headquartered conglomerate postponed work at one operation after an employee passed away. CITIC Pacific Mining confirmed the worker died at the Sino Iron Mine, about 90km southwest of...

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