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HOW DIGITAL INNOVATION CAN IMPROVE MINING PRODUCTIVITY

With profits down, miners are focused on improving their productivity. Digital innovation could provide a breakthrough. By Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Ryan Geraghty, Ferran Pujol, and Richard Sellschop The...

Silvergrass mine expansion to create 500 jobs

Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass iron ore mine, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, has been approved for an expansion. State Development Minister Bill Marmion said capital expenditure on the...

Mineral exploration South Australia

Global tender opens to explore North West Queensland

Mineral explorers from around the globe have been invited to compete to explore Queensland’s North West Minerals Province. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

117 Australians have been killed at work in 2016

As at September 6, 117 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016, according to Safe Work Australia data. The Agriculture, foresty and fishing industry and the Transport, postal and...

Victoria bans unconventional gas exploration

In a national first, the Victorian Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas, including fracking and coal seam gas. The permanent...

New green bauxite processing method developed

North Queensland has some of Earth’s largest known bauxite deposits, but their potential has largely remained locked in the ground, until now. A University of Queensland researcher has collaborated...

Renewable energy about to shine in mining

The mining industry risks wasting millions of dollars if greater scrutiny is not placed on its energy use, according to global non-profit Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR), the goal...

Oil and Gas Sector Signs Landmark Agreement With Fishing Associations

$12m oil and gas training facility for WA

The first sod of soil has been turned on the $12 million second stage of an internationally recognised oil and gas training facility in Western Australia. Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce...