Did iron ore exports prevent Australia’s recession?

Did iron ore exports prevent Australia’s recession?

How heavy lifting by iron ore, the red dust from the Pilbara, helped Australia dodge the brunt of the coronavirus recession. First, it was barley. Then came beef. Wine, timber and lobster followed. Soon it seemed no export-dependent industry was safe from new Chinese...
What’s new in mining machinery?

What’s new in mining machinery?

From drilling machines to excavators, crushing and grinding equipment – the mining industry requires a dizzying array of machinery and technology to carry out its work.   These tools are constantly evolving to meet new safety requirements and output targets....
Mining in 2020: the big three

Mining in 2020: the big three

How Australia’s largest mineral earners are keeping our nation afloat in these turbulent times. When the Global Financial Crisis hit back in 2007, the mining boom and government fiscal stimulus packages are said to have prevented a recession. Now, as Australia faces...
Mine fires on the rise – Are plastics to blame?

Mine fires on the rise – Are plastics to blame?

The increasing use of plastic in mobile plant on mine sites has led to a marked increase in mine fires. According to the NSW Resources Regulator, the number of fires on mine sites has doubled in nearly a decade. A recent report from the regulator found that more than...