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For the first time in more than a century, WA has had a fatality-free year in the resources and extractive industries.

Once in a century result for WA mines

For the first time in more than a century, no deaths have been recorded in Western Australia’s resources industry. Read more »
A BIS Shrapnel report forecasts that the number of major projects in Queensland will fall by half by 2016-17.

Construction projects to decline in the north

A new report on the size and number of major construction projects in Queensland has found they will decline by over $7.5 billion from 2012-13 to 2016-17. Read more »
The first round of e-mentoring partnerships will provide guidance to women seeking to further their resources careers.

Online mentoring for female miners

Women working across Australia’s vast resources sector can now benefit from the industry’s first dedicated virtual mentoring program, supported by private and government channels. Read more »
Hanson’s Bass Point Quarry has continued business as usual, despite protected industrial action.

Hanson walk out in NSW

Workers at a Hanson quarry have taken protected industrial action over pay conditions but negotiations between the company and its employees remain deadlocked. Read more »
The Off Earth Mining Forum will focus on a range of topics, including lunar mining.

Mining on the moon not such a stretch

A growing number of engineers, entrepreneurs and explorers are looking forward to the prospect of extracting off-Earth minerals – and they will be passionately discussing it later this week. Read more »
Mike Kane: Building products in Australia is a work in progress.

Boral building products continue to struggle

Following the release of its half-year financial results last week, Boral is banking on the recovery of the US housing market to get it back into the black. Read more »
Quarry Amphitheatre, in City Beach, WA, this year celebrates its 20th anniversary as a concert venue.

Quarries on points in WA, on song in Queensland

Two quarry sites at opposite ends of Australia are changing their tune and the public is being invited to sit on the sidelines and watch the show. Read more »
A Mullaley quarry operation has submitted an application to expand its output to up to 600,000 tonnes per year, subject to Gunnedah Shire Council approval.

Increased extraction proposed in Mullaley quarry

An independent quarry operation has lodged an application with Gunnedah Shire Council to increase gravel extractions from a quarry near Mullaley in New South Wales. Read more »
Aussie Jobs sets out to highlight the resilience of Australia’s labour market.

Labour market grows but construction still in doldrums

A new Federal Government publication highlights the resilience of Australia’s labour market, showing solid jobs growth across most industries in the last five years. Read more »
Penrice chairman David Trebeck was delighted with the “emphatic” vote of confidence by shareholders but acknowledges their message that the company’s performance must improve.

Penrice board survives two strikes

The directors of Penrice Soda Holdings are breathing sighs of relief after the board survived a “two strikes” board spill brought on by disaffected stakeholders with strong support. Read more »
A team of mules drag away rock after it has been cut from the quarry face in Heysen’s The Quarry (1922).

Painting a picture of quarries

It’s a rare thing to find beautiful paintings of quarries but Australian painter Hans Heysen loved to paint and sketch them. Read more »
ACCI chief executive Peter Anderson is urging the major political parties to outline their policies, plans and visions for a stronger economy well ahead of September’s federal election.

Industry puts parties on notice ahead of election

With the election now set for September 14 this year, will the major parties take advantage of the time allowed to unveil and debate policies or squander it? Read more »
According to an AiG survey, construction companies have estimated that their energy expenditure has risen 14.8 per cent since the introduction of the carbon tax.

Carbon costs measured by Ai Group

The results of a series of surveys by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) have found manufacturers are reporting a jump in energy costs. Read more »
The ACCC has approved Boral’s sale of its concrete masonry business to Austral Masonry Holdings.

Austral buyout of Boral approved

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it will not oppose an acquisition of Boral’s New South Wales concrete masonry business by Austral Masonry Holdings Ltd. Read more »

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