Category Archives: Mining Projects

Mining Projects in Australia

Employment Trends – What’s going on?

Employment Trends           With September’s employment figures due out next week, and with the ANZ Banking Group’s Monthly survey in job advertisements released today, I wanted to have a look at what’s going on and what these statistics mean. ANZ’s survey released online today would have you...

So What’s New – Who’s Innovating in Australia?

Innovation   All this recent talk on innovation and changing our international competitiveness across sectors has got me thinking on this topic. So, Who's innovating in Australia? At the same time as this discussion has been stimulated (from the appointment of our new Prime Minister) the Group of Eight...

Flexible Work – Are We Really Still Talking About This?

Flexible Work Post   In the constant debate over flexible work arrangements and the success or failures of this mode of employment, a number of key items keep coming up for discussion. Reading the Brisbane Times article today titled “Why do so many managers still...

Forge in $1.5b JV Roy Hill Contract

FORGE Group and its joint venture partners have been awarded a $1.5 billion construction contract for Gina Rinehart's planned Roy Hill mine in Western Australia. Perth-based Forge and Spanish contractor Duro Felguera on Monday announced that it had signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal for the Roy Hill processing facility in the Pilbara region...

Delay on Abbot Point Expansion Project

The Bowen Business Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s delay in deciding on a Coal Port Expansion (Abbot Point Expansion Project) in North Queensland.

Environment Minister Mark Butler announced on Friday he was delaying a decision on the Abbot Point expansion as he had only just received a number of reports that could affect the decision.

The reports will be released to the public and a decision is expected within three months.

Bruce Hedditch from the business council says it will mean the issue will be less politicised.

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