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Richard Szabo is an award-winning editor with more than 15 years' experience in news writing at mainstream and niche media organisations. He has a specialty in mining and business reporting.

Blackwater Coal Mine

New management awards tender at Bowen Basin coal mine

An end-to-end mining services company won the latest contract at a Central Queensland under new ownership. A Delta Dunia Group subsidiary recently secured a pre-strip mining services extension at...

South32 mine

Disaster shuts down mine until 2025

Severe weather will suspend a North Australian resources operation for almost a year. Tropical Cyclone Megan’s 200km/h winds and 681mm of rainfall is likely to delay production at Groote...

Minetruck MT42 SG Trolley electric

Employers race towards fully electrified mine sites

Three mining companies are one step closer to completely transitioning away from fossil fuels. Epiroc, ABB and Boliden recently celebrated deploying the first ever fully battery-electric trolley...

Pembroke Resources

New $1B Central Qld coal operation opens

Hundreds of employees celebrated a new resources development in Queensland’s Isaac region. More than 700 workers recently applauded the official opening of Pembroke Resources’ Olive Downs...

Whitehaven Coal workers

Employer cancels driverless truck plan at coal mine

A major mining company will not automate heavy vehicles at one of its operations. Whitehaven Coal recently stopped trialling its autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at the Maules Creek mine. Management...

Coal mining QRC

Authority approves phasing out majority of coal

In a little over a decade the Sunshine State will heavily depend on environmentally friendly resources. The Queensland Government recently passed new rules that target 80 per cent renewable energy...

Cable drums

Unsecured cable drum falls, kills worker

A loose wire spool unexpectedly toppled, fatally crushing an employee. Authorities recently investigated how a 2.3 metre wide cable drum detached from two steel stands and killed a worker at an...

Peko mine

Four years of losses shut down mine

A struggling mineral processor collapsed after losing more than $23.5 million. Elmore recently appointed KPMG restructuring director Clint Joseph as well as turnaround partners Matthew Woods and...