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Smoke from burning rock at McArthur Mine angers locals

A pile of burning waste rock at Glencore’s McArthur River Mine is sending plumes of smoke into the air, angering nearby communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria area of the Northern Territory...

Tough Love Budget 2014 and What it Means for Mining

Joe Hockey’s ‘tough love’ budget was delivered last night heralding a new era of government, not for the faint of heart, but surprisingly gentle on the mining sector. As expected, the controversial...

Fatality at Gove alumina refinery in Northern Territory

A 61 year old worker has died at Rio Tinto’s recently mothballed Gove alumina refinery in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The incident happened yesterday as the worker was completing...

NT records 45% increase in work fatalities

With mining employing nearly a quarter of a million people in Australia, safety within the industry is as paramount as ever, particularly as the fatality rate is 70% higher than the national average...

Safety report card for mining released

Safe Work Australia has released their annual Fact Sheet on the mining sector, analysing national statistics from the 2011-12 financial year. The findings make for very interesting reading: Overview...

Where the mining jobs are

Western Australia and the Northern Territory are the current hotspots for mining jobs according to the latest Hays Quarterly Report released yesterday. The report also claims that employers are...

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