Tag: mining training

Mining & Resources

Western Australia named world’s top mining investment hub

The strength of Western Australia's mining sector was once again highlighted after a recent survey ranked the state as the world's most attractive investment destination. Western Australia scored an overall 85.3 out of 100 in the latest¬†Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2013, managing to stave off competition from the likes of Nevada (84.2) and…

25 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Australian mining productivity key to success

Australia's productivity problem is causing the country's miners to lose ground to international competitors, Deloitte has argued. In the organisation's Tracking the Trends 2014 report, several areas of improvement for Australian companies were highlighted. According to Deloitte, the cost of building new iron ore capacity jumped from $100 per tonne in 2007 to $195 per…

5 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining engineering workers ‘in high demand’

A number of mining engineering positions are in high demand across Australia as companies seek to secure the most skilled workers in the sector. This is according to new research by recruitment consultancy Hays, which highlighted various trends in employment patterns across the industry. Mining training seems to be top of the agenda in Western…

22 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Blair Athol mine acquisition ‘will create jobs’

The Queensland government has welcomed the recently proposed acquisition of the Blair Athol coal mine, claiming it will create jobs and boost the economy. New Emerald Coal, a subsidiary of Linc Energy, announced that it was entering into a sale and purchase agreement with the Blair Athol Coal joint venture to take control of the…

11 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights