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Willy willy in the Pilbara

‘Hold onto your hats’: wild willy-willy caught on camera in the Pilbara

Most people who have driven through the Pilbara have looked out the window and seen a willy-willy. But this takes it to another level!

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WA Student Scientist of the Year Morgan Cox

Rock star: how Morgan swapped goalkeeping for a career chasing hidden craters

As a talented junior soccer player, Morgan Cox initially planned on a career in sports science. But a long-standing fascination with rocks sparked a move into geology.

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Tronox program helps ‘shy’ Christina find her voice

A collaborative partnership between Tronox and Australind Senior High School is opening up new career opportunities for female Aboriginal students.

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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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Alcoa steps up to help our iconic and threatened Black-Cockatoos

Bauxite miner and alumina producer Alcoa is taking a multifaceted approach to helping Western Australia’s iconic Black-Cockatoos.

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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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