Wednesday 2nd Dec, 2015
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.

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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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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(L to R) Peter Slattery, ConvaTech’s chairman and Boris Illetschko, Sempertrans’ general manager. Image Semperit Group.

ConvaTech distributing Sempertrans belts

Conveyor maintenance specialist ConvaTech is to distribute the conveyor belts of Sempertrans, the conveyor belt business of Austria-based Semperit Group….
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(L to R) Geoffrey Lee and Gill Wedmore at one of the test machines in Newcastle.

BHS Australia opens for business

German mixing and crushing technology group BHS-Sonthofen has recently established an Australian joint venture business in Newcastle. The local business…
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