The Western Australian Government has announced Mark Woffenden as the new Chief of the Western Australian Minerals Research Institute (WAMRI).

The Queensland Government has confirmed that the majority of the state’s major freight routes have reopened following widespread flooding.

The Western Australian Government has announced it has granted approval to a number of proposals by Rio Tinto to expand its iron ore operations in the Pilbara.

The number of dwellings approved fell 4.4 per cent in December, according to the recently released ABS Building Approvals figures. The fall comes after a 3.4 per cent rise in November.

The rollout of the $1 billion Gateway WA project has officially begun, with work beginning on the new on-ramp which will give trucks travelling from the Kewdale/Forrestfield industrial estate access to the Tonkin Highway for the first time.

Recruitment specialist Hays has released its quarterly report into skills and workforce demand, concluding that the construction sector is currently awash with high-level candidates on the market.

Recruitment specialist Hays has released the first Quarterly Report into skills demand for 2013, concluding that demand for energy professionals is continuing to grow, bolstered by major mining and resources project in Western Australia and Queensland.

Master Builders Australia has hit out at the ongoing transition from Fair Work Australia to the Fair Work Commission, saying that businesses are facing an inundation of red tape.

Northern Territory Chief Minister, Terry Mills, has left for a round of high-level negotiations in Canberra, Singapore and Europe in a bid to secure the future of the Gove refinery.

Education is up and employment is growing in the nation’s mining and resource regions thanks to the activity of mining companies and their mobile workforce, according to a new report released by the Minerals Council of Australia.

The Queensland Government appointed Uranium Mining Implementation Committee is set to hand down its recommendations on best practice of the development of the state’s uranium assets.

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