Wednesday 2nd Dec, 2015
Gary James

Gary James seeks patents for belt conveyor

One of Australia’s most experienced conveyor engineers has applied for patents for an innovative belt conveyor and formed a new…
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Katter's Australian Party member Shane Knuth is pushing for re-regulation of the Queensland sugar sector. Photo: Shutterstock

Concerns over Queensland sugar re-regulation

A private members bill proposed in Queensland Parliament by Katter’s Australian Party would re-regulate the state’s sugar market. Katter’s Australian…
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Patrick is a subsidiary of ASX-listed Asciano. Photo: Patrick

Union preparing strike measures against Asciano

The Maritime Union of Australia has lodged an application to the Fair Work Commission to ballot Patrick stevedore workers over…
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LafargeHolcim is the world's largest producer of cement. Photo: Beumer

LafargeHolcim’s Australian business not for sale

The world’s largest cement producer LafargeHolcim has reportedly told staff its Australian and New Zealand operations are not currently on…
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The NSW Planning Assessment Commission found the land use needs of the horse studs and the mine were not compatible. Photo: Ingram Publishing

Horse studs doom Anglo’s Drayton mine

500 jobs will go at Anglo American’s Drayton coal mine after the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) rejected a plan…
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Nathan Tinkler says Australia is still in a good position in the coal sector, relative to its competition. Photo: WICET

Tinkler puts positive spin on coal market

Mining entrepreneur Nathan Tinkler has remained upbeat on the future of coal at his first annual presentation at ASX junior…
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An iron ore price in the US$30s could send some of Australia's second tier iron ore producers to the wall.

Chilling iron ore forecast

A respected economics forecaster predicts that iron ore will slip below US$40/tonne by the end of 2015, and will trade…
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ARTC for web final

Asciano battle could spur on ARTC sale

The battle between Qube and Brookfield over all or part of major port and rail operator Asciano could trigger a…
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Mineral Resources' businesses include Crushing Services International, PIHA, Process Minerals International, Polaris Metals and Mesa Minerals.

MinRes boss reflects on “challenging year”

Mineral Resources chairman Peter Wade says the iron ore company lost at least $369m in revenue in the last financial…
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