Friday 17th Aug, 2018
First Roy Hill iron ore ship the MV Anangel Explorer being loaded at Port Hedland. Photo: Roy Hill

First Roy Hill shipment framed by slumping iron ore price

In the same week iron ore slipped below US$43 a tonne, the first shipment of iron ore has been loaded…
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Gary James

Gary James seeks patents for belt conveyor

One of Australia’s most experienced conveyor engineers has applied for patents for an innovative belt conveyor and formed a new…
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Katter's Australian Party member Shane Knuth is pushing for re-regulation of the Queensland sugar sector. Photo: Shutterstock

Concerns over Queensland sugar re-regulation

A private members bill proposed in Queensland Parliament by Katter’s Australian Party would re-regulate the state’s sugar market. Katter’s Australian…
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Patrick is a subsidiary of ASX-listed Asciano. Photo: Patrick

Union preparing strike measures against Asciano

The Maritime Union of Australia has lodged an application to the Fair Work Commission to ballot Patrick stevedore workers over…
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LafargeHolcim is the world's largest producer of cement. Photo: Beumer

LafargeHolcim’s Australian business not for sale

The world’s largest cement producer LafargeHolcim has reportedly told staff its Australian and New Zealand operations are not currently on…
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The NSW Planning Assessment Commission found the land use needs of the horse studs and the mine were not compatible. Photo: Ingram Publishing

Horse studs doom Anglo’s Drayton mine

500 jobs will go at Anglo American’s Drayton coal mine after the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) rejected a plan…
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Nathan Tinkler says Australia is still in a good position in the coal sector, relative to its competition. Photo: WICET

Tinkler puts positive spin on coal market

Mining entrepreneur Nathan Tinkler has remained upbeat on the future of coal at his first annual presentation at ASX junior…
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Chilling iron ore forecast

A respected economics forecaster predicts that iron ore will slip below US$40/tonne by the end of 2015, and will trade…
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