The open cut mining sector of the future is likely to be an eerie place, combining driver-less trucks, drills and haulage trains with plant controllers monitoring operations by remote from central control stations 1000 kilometres away in a major city!
Kalgoorlie-ites, are you looking for something exciting to do in September?
Your kid has taken his first steps, your sister’s become engaged and your best mate’s landed his dream job – and you were none-the-wiser because you were 1,300km away working on a mine-site for the past four weeks. Sound familiar?
Top Tips, Stats and Facts
In this edition of MPi News we felt that the subject of Leadership needed a through look given that “these times” require strong leadership.
On the outside, many will look at what is happening to the mining industry at the moment as a simple “business process rationalisation” phase and/or a “cost-out” phase.
This article was inspired by Jason Nitz's personal experience with redundancy.
Last month we posted a blog about the expenses that Miners and FIFO workers can claim on. If you missed it, check it out here.
It's a word that's been used and heard so many times in Australia and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out it's not about rocket science.
Tax time. Don't you love it? Well, it's got to be done, and done right.
One of the most heavily used strategies for putting away extra money for retirement is the process of salary sacrificing.
Australia has a great safety record in mining, and our OHS legislation is some of the most progressive in the industry.