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Published in National Mining
 |  Friday, 19 April 2013 11:54

Western Australia will have its first uranium mine operating within two years with Toro Energy to open a site at Wiluna at a cost of $269 million.

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke gave final approval for the project to go ahead at the beginning of this month, after it had already received approval from the WA State Government some time ago

Published in Opinion
 |  Friday, 08 March 2013 12:02

MineTalk is today throwing its support behind the fun-loving WA miners who were fired for their seemingly-harmless underground performance of the Harlem Shake.

As has been widely reported, the 15 miners - some of whom were just watching the stunt and not taking part in it - were fired by management of Barminco’s Agnew Mine after they uploaded a video of themselves doing Baauer’s hit dance craze on site

Published in National Mining
 |  Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:50

The co-ordinator of the Sunshine Coast Mining and Gas Association has called on local FIFO workers to speak up if they want a fly-in fly-out service from the region's airport.

David Wrigley told The Gympie Times the local mining community was "tired" of relying on the flight schedules from the two major airlines to cater for the needs of FIFO workers

Published in Business
 |  Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:05

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has been roasted by fellow politicians over the paltry amount of revenue the mining tax has gathered in its first six months.

Mr Swan revealed on Friday the Federal Government’s controversial tax had raised $126 million in its first six months. The figure is alarmingly low considering the government had budgeted for the tax to raise at least $2 billion in the 2012/13 financial year

Published in National Mining
 |  Monday, 11 February 2013 15:41

Sure, there's long hours, hard work and weird shift patterns, but the mining industry is still delivering for those who want an occupation that delivers the big bucks.  Yahoo!7 recently published a list of high-paying mining jobs, so, we've decided to sift through it and provide you with a bit more information on the top five jobs in the industry that give you the most coin (based on the highest minimum salary)

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:26

We spent 5 minutes catching up with Graham Styles about what it's like to work in mining. Here's what he had to say...

Published in Technology
 |  Tuesday, 22 January 2013 10:41

With app-based software and operating systems all the rage, tablets are taking over as the computing method of choice for those on the go.

And, their light and portable nature make them ideal for FIFO workers too – whether it’s checking emails and social networking, playing games on flights or video chatting with loved ones at home.

Minetalk has sussed out five of the best tablets going around and constructed the following buying guide for those of you keen to get your hands on one!

Published in Just For Fun
 |  Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:18

Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler’s empire is gradually unravelling, and along with winding up some of his 100-odd companies within the Tinkler Group, he’s also offloading some of his more pleasurable assets in an effort to keep himself afloat.

So, if you’ve got a lazy couple of hundred thousand dollars or more sitting around, here are a few things which you might be able to snap up from the former BRW Young Rich List stalwart.

Published in Business
 |  Friday, 28 December 2012 10:25

WA-based Skywest Airlines has signed a three-year deal with mining giant Rio Tinto to transport workers to and from the company’s mines in the state’s Pilbara region. The airline, which is soon to be bought by Virgin Australia

Published in Recreation
 |  Monday, 17 December 2012 09:41

Every miner needs a good collection of tunes to listen to – whether they are underground, going to or from work, passing time on the plane or relaxing at home. And with Christmas fast approaching, the obligatory collection of live albums, greatest hits and DVD’s are churned out by record companies to help punters with their present shopping needs



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