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Rio Tinto Boyne Aluminium Smelter

Heaps of jobs to go for metal operation in CQ

A multinational company is planning huge redundancies for its metal processing operations in Central Queensland. Boyne Aluminum Smelter will cut output and a “significant number of jobs”...

Rio Tinto BT chairman Jan du Plessis

Mining leader steps down after major restructure

The head of a multinational mining company is calling it quits weeks after mass layoffs were announced as part of a $5 billion restructure. Jan du Plessis has announced his resignation as chairman of...

Pilbara iron ore development to create jobs

The WA Government has approved development of iron ore deposits at Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline mine, near Tom Price in the Pilbara. State Development Minister Bill Marmion said capital...

TerraCom to buy Blair Athol mine

TerraCom has announced it’s wholly owned subsidiary Orion Mining will purchase the Blair Athol coal mine in Queensland from the Blair Athol coal joint venture (BACJV). At completion of 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...

Injured coal miner awarded more than $1.2m

A Hail Creek coal miner has been awarded more than $1.2m in compensation in Federal Court after being stood down by Rio Tinto after an injury. The Federal Court ordered more than $1,272,109 in...

Minerals Council of Australia slams iron ore tax

The Minerals Council of Australia has spoken out against a proposed $7.2 billion iron ore tax hike for Western Australia. National Party leader Brendan Grylls wants mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto to...

Rio Tinto fined $50k for sacking injured worker

A Federal Court judge has handed down a $50,000 penalty against Rio Tinto for victimising and illegally standing down a Hail Creek coal miner. The victim, Michael Haylett, injured his neck while...

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...