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BHP Newman

Mining giant retrains workers three times

Thousands of employees are likely to be coached again in how to behave at mine sites. BHP recently confirmed its entire workforce would complete so-called “consent training” for the third...

FIFO workers

FIFO employees win labour hire wage increase, bonuses

Remote workers welcomed a multinational’s workplace entitlement perks. BHP fly-in fly-out (FIFO) employees recently accepted a 4 per cent wage increase, paid FIFO flights, accident pay and...

King Vol mine

Far North Qld mines collapse with $280M in debt

Multiple operations entered insolvency after being unable to cover running expenses. KordaMentha recently began administering the sale of Aurora Metals, which financially collapsed at the end of June...

CAT 794AC truck

Production begins at central Qld coal mine

A $1 billion fossil fuel development recently commenced mining in Queensland’s Isaac region. Pembroke Resources recently moved first dirt at its Olive Downs Coking Coal Project, 40km southeast...

FIFO charter plane

Remote employee did not take jab before mass attack

A fly-in fly-out (FIFO) worker skipped his medication multiple times prior to assaulting seven people. Authorities recently confirmed Ashley Dean Fildes did not have antipsychotic drugs for nearly...

Mike Henry

Mining boss accepts blame for poor work environment

A resources executive acknowledged his employer was responsible for substandard conditions. BHP accepted fault for the recent deaths of fitter Nathan Scholz and colleague Jody Byrne. Scholz, who was...