Monday 31st Aug, 2015
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Hockey hints possible funding for Adani rail line

Australian treasurer Joe Hockey says he’s working with Queensland treasurer Curtis Pitt to convince Indian conglomerate Adani to build its…
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Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Andrew Forrest aboard the first train loaded with iron ore. Photo: FMG

Fortescue spruiks assets as profit slumps

A year of declining commodities prices have led many to question the future viability of Australia’s third player in iron…
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Boss of driller Boart steps down as losses continue

Drilling company Boart Longyear is looking for its next chief executive, after Richard O’Brien announced on Monday he would step…
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New executive appointments at GrainCorp

Grain receival and storage business GrainCorp announced the appointment of three new members to its executive leadership team on Tuesday,…
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Pacific National at Chullora. Photo: Cameron Boggs

Brookfield to acquire Asciano after raising bid

The Bermuda-based group which owns WA’s Brookfield Rail has agreed to terms with Pacific National owner Asciano, and will acquire…
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Pacific National class 92 locomotives hauling a coal train over a rail bridge crossing the Hunter River at Singleton, NSW. Photo: Creative Commons / Bluedawe.

Cost cutting pays off for bulk rail operators

Aurizon and Pacific National, Australia’s two largest bulk rail businesses, both substantially increased earnings in 2014/15, despite drops in revenue….
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Tony Abbott. Photo: Creative Commons / Nick-D

Abbott attacks ‘sabotage’ of mining jobs

The recent Federal Court success of the Mackay Conservation Group against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine could be the last…
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Tianjin car. Photo: Public domain

Tianjin explosion could be a turning point in China’s corruption crackdown

The massive explosion that tore through the port of Tianjin on August 12 has had a profound effect on the…
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Dust and spillage are perennial problems for many mine and plant operators.

7 design solutions for less dusty transfers

ABHR spoke to Dennis Pomfret, one of three partners behind engineering business Chute Technologies, which is combining advanced analysis, DEM…
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