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Defence vets find ‘head space’ in Jarrahdale bushland

Challenges faced by defence force personnel transitioning back into society at the end of their service are well known but rarely easily solved.

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Testing FIFO workers in the age of COVID-19

As part of their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 resources companies are taking the health and safety of their workers to another level. West Australian miner Mineral Resources has set up a sophisticated drive-through testing centre close to Perth Airport. All their FIFO workers are required to take a test before departing to […]

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Lithium: The Rock Star Resource

From electric cars to house battery systems, lithium is the world’s rock star resource.

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The $64 billion port

Situated off the northern coast of the Pilbara the port of Port Hedland may not mean much to most Australians but this tiny corner of WA is punching far and above its weight. The port and its supply chain pumped $54.7 billion into WA’s economy in 2018/19 and supports one in every 12 jobs throughout […]

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Alcoa’s Waroona Sustainability Fund supporting local community projects

The Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund was designed to ensure Alcoa and the communities of Harvey and Waroona succeed together. From an initial investment of $400,000 from Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) in June 2008, this unique partnership has supported 50 individual groups in the Harvey and Waroona communities with about 60 diverse projects. With more than […]

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Automation pilot takes off

Pannawonica Primary School were just one of 26 primary schools in the Pilbara who this past term have been taught robotics, coding and automation skills as part of the rollout of the Resources Challenges: Automation Pilot. Year 5 and 6 students across the region learnt how to code their robots which represented either autonomous haul […]

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It’s never too late to learn new tricks

After the birth of her Daugther, Verushka decided she needed to make a big change in her life. Moving on from fashion retail she took on an apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter with Alcoa. After graduating, she now works as a mechanical fitter at Alcoa’s alumina refinery in Kwinana, a world away from high-street fashion. […]

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From rocks to rubber, how silicon is made

Modern life would be very different without silicon.

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Putting things back to how you found them

Doral's Yoongarillup mineral sands mine just outside Busselton is a prime example of what a world-class rehabilitation project should look like.

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The Turtles of Barrow Island

Follow the volunteers who run the research and monitoring program on Barrow Island helping to protect and increase the world’s population of flatback turtles. Episode 1: An Old Mate Meet Kellie and the team at Pendoley Environmental who run a research and turtle monitoring program on Barrow Island. Kellie describes how the program has expanded due […]

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