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Legacy moves forward with gold asset spin-off plans

PERTH – More detailed plans for its gold assets spin-off were released by iron-ore miner Legacy Iron. The new entity, Legacy Gold was proposed last September and has now been further detailed. This may not account for any mining jobs WA right now but could lead to new jobs down the road. Legacy Iron proposed…

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Protestors in Tarkine fight to stop mining there

Environmentalists continue the fight to halt the development of new mines in the Tarkine region of Tasmania. The protest targeted Venture Minerals and their plans to establish a new mine at Mount Lindsay and was conducted by the Tarkine National Coalition and Groundswell Tasmania. According to The Advocate, a banner reading “Stop the MisadVenture –…

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NSW Southern Highlands experiences continued coal exploration

Good news for those seeking jobs in mines as the state government approved a three-year lease to continue coal exploration in the NSW Southern Highlands. The original lease, held by Hume Coal, has been under review by the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services since it expired twelve months ago. Southern Highland…

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Samsun Wins Roy Hill Contract

Samsung Wins $5.5 Billion contract for Roy Hill

South Korea’s second largest building, Samsung C&T Corp, has won a $A5.9 billion contract from Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd. Samsung C&T, a Seoul based company, will build an iron ore processing plant, a 340 kilometre railway line and port facilities. Construction work is estimated to be completed by November 2015.…

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Adult Apprenticeship

Act now to secure 1 of the Bechtel Adult Apprenticeships

There is limited time to secure one of the Adult Apprenticeships with engineering and construction giant, Bechtel Australia, available through the National Apprenticeships Program (NAP). Four trades are being offered on Curtis Island in Gladstone; Electrical (Fitter Mechanic), Dual Electrical – Instrumentation, Metal Fabrication Heavy – Boilermaker and Mechanical Fitter. NAP Program Director Alan Sparks…

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Gina Rinehart’s giant Roy Hill project will announce its contractor within days

Gina Rinehart’s giant Roy Hill project will announce its preferred engineering and procurement contractor within the next few days. Industry sources have suggested that the mining magnate will snub a tender submitted by companies associated with her equity partners in the project in favour of a cheaper bid. Sources have said that a joint venture…

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What’s your say on FIFO? Federal Parliament described the practice as Cancer.

A Federal Parliamentary Inquiry Report on “FIFO” workers in the mining sector has described the practice as a “cancer” on our country. The Regional Australia Committee found that an influx of FIFO workers into the towns has put local services under pressure, raised house prices and yet did not greatly benefit the economy as the…

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Australia – Working Visas, Immigration and Employer Sponsorship

Migrating to Australia If you are planning a move to Australia, there is an abundance of information regarding working visas, temporary or permanent stay visas, immigration requirements and employer sponsorship requirements. Migrants to Australia fall under the following categories: Workers: – for skilled people who want to migrate and work in Australia. Business People: –…

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Major Oil Discovery in SA

A Brisbane mining company says it has found major shale oil deposits in the South Australian outback which could be worth an estimated $20 trillion. Linc Energy have released two independent reports from US based consultants which say between 4 billion and 233 billion barrels of oil are estimated to be trapped in the shale.…

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Mining Induction Training Courses

Standard 11 Induction – formerly generic Induction – QLD The Standard 11 is the mining safety induction course for all workers in the mining workplace. It is the standard safety training that covers all of the safety requirements for working in the Mining Industry. Completing the Standard 11 enables you to have an awareness of…

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