Tech companies showcase future of  mining at IMARC

Tech companies showcase future of mining at IMARC

October 28, 2016

The current environment of low commodity prices have made it critical for mining companies to improve productivity, innovate and optimise operations, some of the world’s latest mining innovations and technologies will be unveiled at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC).

OPINION: Greens policy 'reckless'

OPINION: Greens policy 'reckless'

October 11, 2016

Imagine if a political party announced there would be no more beef, wool or wine produced or exported from the Hunter or anywhere in NSW, by 2020. The NSW Greens have a policy to end an even bigger industry. Their policy is to abolish the coal industry in NSW within three years, despite the fact that national coal exports are worth $38 billion.

Coal price doubling in three months could deliver $25b economic boost

Coal price doubling in three months could deliver $25b economic boost

October 11, 2016

The mining industry has reached an agreement with Japanese steel makers that prices for most Australian coking coal will jump 117 per cent in just three months. The agreement means most Australian coking coal will be sold for $US200 per tonne over the next three months, compared with $US81 per tonne in the March quarter.

Newspoll: Less than half back bill for clean energy

Newspoll: Less than half back bill for clean energy

October 10, 2016

Forty-five per cent of Australians are prepared to pay extra to have more energy generated from renewable sources such as wind and solar, but the majority of those voters wants the cost to be less than $10 a month. In a special Newspoll conducted exclusively for The Australian also finds that 44 per cent do not want to pay any extra for renewable energy, while 11 per cent are undecided.

Mindset the key to managing risk

Mindset the key to managing risk

October 10, 2016

A leading mining executive, Matt Gill, Managing Director and CEO of White Rock Minerals has urged other industry leaders to be more in tune with staff behaviours in order to effectively manage risk in the workplace.

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