Kristen Avis

Published in Business
 |  Saturday, 11 May 2013 14:15

The mining boom has put a lot of pressure on Perth Airport, leading to the construction of a new domestic terminal to deal with the increased flow of passengers. In the past six years the number of passengers through the airport has doubled making the need for expansion crucial.

Due to the strength of the Western Australian economy Perth’s airport has been the country’s fastest growing capital city airport for seven straight years

Published in National Mining
 |  Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:25

There are many challenges in the mining industry associated with the health and wellness of workers, particularly within fly in fly out (FIFO) mining camps.
The accommodation services include supplied meals for all miners who work long shifts of around 12 hours per day. When workers finish for the day they make their way to the mess hall which has endless food and drink laid out for the taking

Published in Business
 |  Wednesday, 06 February 2013 18:37

Flood-ravaged Queensland has received a hefty donation from mining giant BHP Billiton.

Last week the company donated $1 million to the Red Cross’s flood relief appeal to match the state government’s contribution.

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Friday, 01 February 2013 09:28

In an extremely stressful industry dominated by males, saying sorry or expressing gratitude with a gift is not common practice. Those in the mining industry have all made blunders and have all exceeded expectations at some point in time with little or no recognition, but that may be about to change

Published in Business
 |  Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:48

There’s been some major shake-ups in the mining industry lately with CEOs from eight of the ten largest companies asked to leave, rumoured to be leaving, or resigned in the past couple of years

Published in Business
 |  Wednesday, 16 January 2013 09:59

Talk of the ‘U.S. fiscal cliff’ has been dominating media across the globe these past few weeks but many of us are wondering what it really means and if it will have any effect on Australia and our lucrative mining industry.

Under the Budget Control Act of 2011, new terms were scheduled to go into effect at the end of 2012 creating quite a nightmare for the U.S. government already dealing with a volatile economy.

Published in Business
 |  Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:01

BHP Billiton is not shy about showcasing their reputation as the unrivaled leader in Australian mining with their new head office towering over the city of Perth. It’s the city’s second tallest building at Brookfield Multiplex, 125 St. Georges Terrace. Completed this past winter, the workplace merges employees from 21 locations across the city under the one roof

Published in National Mining
 |  Monday, 10 December 2012 15:29

As quickly as mining projects are being shelved, Adani Group is pushing forward with a massive project worth $10billion. Australia’s largest Indian investor shakes the mining slowdown with the proposed Carmichael coal mine, port and rail project in the Galilee Basin of central Queensland set to go ahead next year. The company plans to import 185 million tonnes of coal to India per year by 2017. Gautam Adani, the company’s chairman, says the site

Published in National Mining
 |  Thursday, 08 November 2012 14:30

Australia is known for stringent safety measures and the mining industry is no exception. The industry has shown a recent increase in thought, time and money put towards keeping miners safe. Other mining leaders like India and China don’t take the same safety precautions and export resources more quickly

Published in Business
 |  Tuesday, 23 October 2012 17:09

Billionaire Andrew Forrest has had a good run. He created Fortescue Metals Group, an iron ore mining company which has seen unparalleled industry success over the past decade. It’s the country’s third largest iron ore mining company and is a bigger exporter in Western Australia’s Pilbara region than Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. The mining magnate is one of Australia’s richest men.



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