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Simandou mine site

Authorities order resources giant to pause $26B project

A multinational mining company has been temporarily forced to postpone a mega development. Authorities recently ordered Rio Tinto to stop work at its majority owned US$20 billion (A$26.7B) Simandou...

Gavel

Employer sentenced to jail for torturing mine employee

A foreign resources executive will spend decades behind bars after allegedly inflicting severe pain or suffering on a worker. Sun Shujun was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison after the Chinese...

WBHO workers

Resources employer pays money owed to axed workers

A foreign-backed mining services company will meet its financial obligations to former employees. One of WBHO Australia’s failed subsidiaries recently agreed to pay full entitlements owed to...

Wiluna mine

Management axes mine workers despite skills shortage

A mineral producer cut loose more than a dozen employees despite struggling to fill multiple job vacancies. Wiluna Mining Corporation recently retrenched less than 20 workers at its Wiluna Gold Mine...

BHP Peak Downs Coal Mine

Central Qld coal partnership extended

A mining services company will keep producing coal for many years to come in Central Queensland’s Isaac region. Thiess Australia recently secured an extended mining services contract at BHP...

New Hope workers

Central Qld coal mines poised to change hands

Two coal operations could reopen after a mining company raised enough money to complete their purchase in Central Queensland’s Isaac region. Bowen Coking Coal (BCC) successfully secured about...

Curragh Coal Mine

Central Qld coal mine offers up to $3000 in bonuses

A mining support service is offering thousands of dollars in incentives to those seeking work across Queensland’s Central Highlands region. Jobseekers could be paid up to $2000 for accepting a...