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The plan provides Indigenous job-seekers with a series of accredited training programs that include literacy and numeracy education, work experience and mentoring support.

Program creates indigenous jobs

A plan to provide work opportunities for Indigenous Australians is set to expand, with 24 new pre-employment positions to be created in the quarrying, equipment and construction field. Read more »
Resources and Energy Miniser Martin Ferguson will chair the council.

Standing council sets terms

The Council of Australian Governments has agreed upon the priority issues of the Standing Council on Energy and Resources in an attempt to provide greater uniformity and collaboration in energy and resources policy. Read more »
The QRC criticised the final version of the new national earth sciences curriculum for not showcasing technologies in the resources sector, geophysical exploration and geosequestration.

QRC pushes for earth sciences in schools

In an effort to beat the skills shortage, geosciences should be taught in schools, says the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). Read more »
Along with using materials for its own projects, Xstrata would open its new "super quarry" to the general public and council for construction of its own roads.

Massive Queensland quarry gets go-ahead

A massive quarry the size of some mines is set to go into construction, with the Western Downs Regional Council giving it the tick of approval. Read more »
UnionsWA is concerned that in states that have not signed up to the harmonised OHS laws, businesses will not face maximum penalties for a death in the workplace.

Lives at risk without harmonised OHS

Western Australian workers have prevailed upon the WA State Government to accept the unified occupational health and safety legislation after it demanded more information on how the harmonised laws would impact business. Read more »
Victoria’s stand at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867, showing bales of wool. Wool has always been a commodity in Australia’s “Magic Pudding”.

Value adding in Australia - the beginning of the end?

Australia’s historical reliance on the primary industries of mining and agriculture, and in turn the demand for commodities, lead to the rise of the mineral processing industry. Viv Forbes explains why a carbon tax could have a deleterious impact on all mineral processing plants in Australia. Read more »
A recent poll found that the great majority of voters believe they're not benefiting from the mining boom

Mining boom does benefit average Australians

Sixty-eight percent of Australians don’t believe they’re benefiting from the mining boom, a poll has found. Read more »
Matilda Zircon has been given the go ahead for its new Western Australian operation

Mineral sands mine gets green light

Mineral sands miner Matilda Zircon has been given the green light for its new project in the Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale region outside of Perth. Read more »
The prominence of 457 visas is set to rise as the skills shortage deepens

Government fast-tracks 457 visas

The Federal Government is moving to fast-track 457 visas in order to stem the shortage of skilled workers. Read more »
Automating energy and emissions monitoring can be incorporated across all facets of manufacturing.

Facing the future of carbon with sustainability

The impending carbon price has contributed to lively debate. However, managing energy and emissions with long-term, sustainable solutions may provide win–win outcomes for many industries, argues Michael Loke. Read more »

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