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Unions push for new FIFO rosters Unions push for new FIFO rosters

A national union push for more worker-friendly FIFO rosters has reached Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert expansion project.

Employment survey yields “distressing” results
Employment survey yields “distressing” results

More than 12% of Australian minerals industry workers are currently unemployed, according to a survey from the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Conflicts of interest could threaten Rio, BHP projects
Conflicts of interest could threaten Rio, BHP projects

WA’s environment minister Albert Jacob says the government will rush through legislation to validate 20 resources projects found to have faulty environmental approvals, after a review found they had been tainted by potential conflicts of interest.


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ABB wins Vale systems contract

Automation technology company ABB has won a $103m contract from Vale to install electrical and automation systems at an iron ore mine in the Carajás mountains of northern Brazil as part of a major capacity expansion.

Expansion plans for Caltex lubes business

Caltex has announced a $5m expansion of its national bulk lubricants storage and distribution network, including the construction of a new facility at Welshpool in Western Australia.


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