ABC Goldfields, 4th August 2019 By Jarrod Lucas "The females are definitely taking over the mining game, that's for sure," she said. "In the old days I don't think they [women] were allowed on the mines, so that stereotype of the stay-at-home mum has gone out the window. "Now the mum is working, and we also have a lot of partners who work back-to-back, so husbands will work one shift and the wife will work the other, so there's always someone at home with the kids and they basically do the same job."
Wages for certain mining jobs have soared beyond boom-time levels and some workers will enjoy an extended period of premium wages amid a quadruple squeeze on skills.
By Megan Hendry ABC News 27th Feb 2019 A black lung advocacy group says there have been almost 20 new diagnoses of coal dust diseases in Queensland workers in the past two weeks and there are many more likely coming.
Australia’s mining sector must forge stronger ties with schools, TAFEs and universities if it is to succeed in achieving a meaningful lift in female workforce participation levels, says the head of human resources at goldminer St Barbara. Click on the image to view the full article
Dugald River is proud to be working with MATES in Mining (MIM) to help educate our workforce on mental health and suicide prevention. The simple idea behind the MATES program is “suicide is everyone’s business.” Click on the image to read the full article.
New research by Curtin University has shown that one-third, or 33%, of Western Australia’s fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce was affected by high levels of psychological distress compared to only 17% of non-FIFO workers. Click on the image to read the full article.
Queensland is experiencing a resurgence in exploration investment across all commodities, a new report from the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has shown. Click on the image to read the full article.
FIFO workers want action not talk on the findings of a report into the mental health of workers in the mining industry. Click on the image to read the full article.
Just what projects did Rio Tinto chief Jean-Sebastien Jacques have in mind when he suggested this week that governments should become joint venture partners in mines if they wanted to increase their financial returns from them? - Click on the image to read the full article.
AUSTRALIA’S crippled mining industry is about to boom again, but experts say a problem that has led to dozens of deaths persists. BHP kickstarted this week its $5 billion South Flank project, a West Australian mine the company promises will run for at least 20 years and create 3000 jobs. — Click on the image to read the full article.
Mining companies unable to demonstrate a clear commitment to environmental and social responsibility will run the risk of losing access to financing, a mining industry conference in Melbourne has heard. — Click on the image to read the full article.
Davis arrives at his presentation to the mining industry armed with a box of sugar cubes, but there's nothing sweet about his message. The former mining engineer is speaking out about what he believes is one of the biggest occupational health threats since asbestos — Click on the image to read the full article.
Often when it comes to comparing Life Insurance for miners there are a number of very important considerations to consider. In particular, it is not always what is obvious that is important, you need to also dig a little deeper into existing policies to ensure you are comparing like for like. Click on the image to read the full article.
A very important question that we are often asked is - How does an insurer assess my earnings? We have provided a brief summary below with some suggestions on what you can do to improve your chances of getting the best possible Income Protection Insurance cover. Click on the image to read the full article.
Obtaining Life Insurance and Income Protection for underground workers should not be difficult. Unfortunately many Australian insurance companies don't understand enough about the mining industry, and simply put underground workers in the 'too hard basket'. Click on the image to read the full article.
It seems that more and more Australian insurance companies are seeing the growth opportunities in the mining industry. Hot on the heels of the improvements announced by AIA Australia earlier this year, AMP are the latest insurance company to improve their offering to mine workers. Click on the image to read the full article.
Insurance for some occupations in the mining industry has been difficult to obtain in the past, and even today the majority of insurers will refuse cover for some miners. Insurance company AIA Australia have recently come to the party by offering cover for dozens of extra mining related occupations and increasing the maximum limits for a number of occupations which were already covered. Click on the image to read the full article.
Most Australians will find it very easy to obtain Life Insurance and Income Protection, however for miners, and especially underground miners, it can seem a little more difficult. The reason for this is that most Financial Advisers and Insurance Brokers in Australia don't understand how the mining industry works and the fact that miners can actually get personal risk insurance. Click on the image to read the full article.