Productivity increases positive outlook

A REPORT released by an Australian government body has highlighted the positive outlook for resources and energy over the medium to long term. In highlighting the essential role resources and energy continue to play in Australia’s economy despite current challenges, the report says mining sector employment is still more than twice the size than it was before the mining boom.

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Supplier satisfaction on the increase

THE satisfaction of Australian miners with their suppliers has improved since the beginning of 2014, according to Timetric’s latest survey data. Improvements were particularly notable in areas such as ‘maintenance and service costs’ and the ‘availability of replacement parts’.

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Women and mining in Laos and Thailand

MINING is often considered in masculine terms - men work in mines; men drive trucks; men make decisions about development and resources. In fact, women and communities face the immediate impact of mining activity and are increasingly powerful in employment and other socio-economic decisions around mining. Women’s voices are important.

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Australia tops mining investment list

AUSTRALIA is the world’s most attractive country for mining investment, according to the annual survey of mining executives released by independent Canadian policy think-tank, the Fraser Institute. In terms of regions, Western Australia was number one after dropping to fourth in 2014 while Northern Territory was seventh and South Australia tenth.

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