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QLD Mining Jobs

Qld Mining Jobs Queensland mining jobs have been harder to come by; the pinch is being felt all over Australia, but having the right "tickets" can help you get the Qld mining job you're looking for!  If you're new to the mining industry, you might be wondering what a "ticket" is.  These are different certifications…

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Queensland coal mine elects to use primarily FIFO/DIDO workforce

Local jobs in the mines will be scarce at the proposed half-a-billion dollar Minyango underground coal mine. The mine, located just south of Blackwater, has decided that it will not hire permanent workers. For each construction period or operational workforce period, the project will be offering 500 jobs. Of those, only 75 will be available…

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QLD Miner Receives $290,000 Settlement for on the job Injury

A coal miner who was injured during the performance of his duties in a central Queensland mine back in 2009 was recently awarded a whopping $290,000 by the courts as compensation. Timothy James Klein was working at the Timothy James Klein, located just northwest of Rockhampton in 2009. It was there he injured his back…

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Training in Mining

New Mine Safety Training Facility in Queensland

Queensland is home to the new underground mine safety training facility owned by SkillsTech Australia. This state of the art facility is located at the Lennon Underground Mine Safety Training Gallery in Eagle Farm. It will simulate the underground mining environment in order to teach real life safety measures to students. Mary Campbell, director of…

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Australia’s Mining Industry Comes Under Attack from Greenpeace Activists off Queensland Coast

The Queensland Resource Council has slammed Greenpeace after a group of activists boarded a stationary coal ship in the Coral Sea early this morning. Six Greenpeace activists boarded the ship in protest of Australia’s coal mining industry. Speaking to the Guardian from on board the ship, 34-year-old Greenpeace activist Emma Giles said: “We’ve taken the…

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Clive Palmer’s $8.1 billion coal mine forced to make multiple alterations to plans

All coal leaving in train cars from billionaire Clive Palmer’s prospective China First Coal Mine located in central Queensland will have to be covered. This is a significant change that comes after original plans were approved. The coordinator-general of Queensland has requested a supplementary environmental impact study (EIS) from Waratah Coal on the $8.1 billion…

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Will $100 Million Stop the Creation of 2,000+ Mining Jobs?

An interesting news story hit the major outlets recently about a major mining company potentially having the desire to build a mine in  a small town and the town’s council asking for $100million in return for the approval to do so. (read one of the many versions of the news story here) What’s Your Initial…

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Sunshine Coast to See an Increase in Fly-In-Fly-Out Services

The Sunshine Coast Council has announced that they are currently having discussions with a number of airlines and mining companies (currently unnamed) about an additional FIFO services as well as increased employment of Sunshine Coast residents. This comes after Rio Tinto (through Skytrans) increase their FIFO services to four times a week. As things are…

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900 QLD & NSW Mining Jobs To Go To Polish Miners

Mackay based mining service provider Mastermyne Group is looking to Poland to fill 900 new coal miners for positions in both NSW and QLD mines. A spokesperson for recruitment company Randstad, on behalf of their client Mastermyne Group, told AFP: “This is a large-scale project running over three years. Our Australian client aims to recruit…

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