Bortana EV

Meet the battery-powered 4WD that could change the Australian mining scene

As a mining engineer, Steve Durkin always wanted to know why things were done the way they were done. His latest innovation could be about to significantly change staus quo.

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Eastern Pacific LNG carrier

BHP adding LNG-fuelled carriers to transport WA iron ore

The iron ore miner says the new fleet could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 per cent per voyage.

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Goldfields wildflower

First mining companies join Australian carbon neutral ranks

A small Goldfields drilling company run by twin brothers is among two Australian mining businesses to be certified as carbon neutral.

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Anthony Jones

Docker turned Eagle embraces FIFO life instead of AFL hub

Anthony Jones has added a new listing to an already very interesting CV - FIFO worker.

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Ngajarli Trail

A new view for the world’s densest collection of rock art

Murujuga National Park is home to more than one million pieces of rock art, some of it more than 40,000 years old.

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Electric car

How lithium could power WA into the future

Chances are you’ve heard of lithium and what it could eventually mean to WA’s economic future.   Soft enough to be cut with a kitchen knife and so low in density that it floats on water, lithium is also capable of storing exceptional amounts of power compared to its physical size – which is why rechargeable lithium-ion batteries power not only our smartphones and laptops but also the electric […]

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FMG turn on hydrogen-powered transport

Fortescue will take another step towards its goal of net-zero operational emissions by 2040 with the introduction of hydrogen-powered coaches at its Christmas Creek operations.  FMG expects the 10 hydrogen coaches, built by HYZON Motors, to replace its existing diesel fleet from mid-2021 in what it described as a “first for an Australian mining operation.”  Fortescue Deputy Chief Executive Officer Julie Shuttleworth said the […]

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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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The big Australian’s big focus on health

In remote regions of Western Australia, good quality health care can often be a hit and miss affair, with many people traveling to big population hubs to get the treatment they need. For the people of Newman in WA’s Pilbara region access to health services is a big issue. “Health has been a big challenge […]

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WA’s resources companies contribute $67.1 billion to Australia’s economy

A survey of 53 Western Australian resources sector companies found that the State’s mining, oil and gas, energy and contractor industries contributed more than $67.1 billion to Australia’s economy in 2018-19 and directly created more than 71,000 fulltime jobs. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) Chief Executive Paul Everingham said the […]

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