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BHP’s Local Buying Program

BHP’s Local Buying Program invests $500 million

BHP’s Local Buying Program has reached more than $500 million in approved spend since its launch in 2012. In that time, the program has worked with over 1,450 local businesses, on over 36,000 work...

Resources sector resilience in covid-19

Resources sector resilience in COVID-19 wake

Australia’s resources sector is continuing to show resilience in the face of the ongoing impacts of the corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak and the bushfire crisis. Key leaders from the resources sector...

mining jobs

Former mining minister to head QRC

Former Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane has been appointed the next chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council. QRC President Rag Udd, who began his presidency role today, made the...

Resources sector farewells industry ‘champions’

Tributes have been flowing this week after the retirement announcements of two resource industry leaders. Former resources and energy Minister Ian Macfarlane and Shadow Minister Gary Gray both...

New resources minister promotes renewable energy

Australia’s new Energy and Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg has been welcomed by the mining industry, and has used his first day in the job to promote renewable energy. Clean Energy Council Policy...

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane

New PM Malcolm Turnbull dumps industry minister

Minister for Industry and Science Ian McFarlane has been dumped, as new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces a new Cabinet. Speaking in front of the media, Mr Turnbull said he was announcing a...

A nuclear future for South Australia

The Australian Government has made a submission supporting the Royal Commission’s investigation into South Australia’s further participation in the nuclear fuel cycle.  Minister for Industry and...

Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane

Energy Productivity Target to improve 40% by 2030

The Australian Government has set a target for national energy productivity to improve by 40 per cent by 2030 to help reduce Australians’ energy bills and tackle climate change.  “Improving national...

Woodside and Adani in Joint Venture to Develop LNG Projects

Browse FLNG project another step closer

Browse FLNG project is another step closer after ?Federal Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane and Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Marmion executed a deed of...

The federal government has today launched a new energy consumer advocacy body called Energy Consumers Australia.

COAG launches Energy Consumers Australia

The federal government has today launched a new energy consumer advocacy body called Energy Consumers Australia. The COAG Energy Council is responsible for the new body which has been formed to...