Ben from Glencore is proud to be a miner. In this chat with Newcastle Knights winger and former coal miner Nathan Ross, Ben talks about what he loves about his job, why he is grateful for the support we have in the community and what he is looking forward to most about Voice for Mining Family Day. On Sunday 2 July 2017, the NSW mining community is joining together with the Newcastle Knights to celebrate all the good things mining brings. From jobs, economic activity and mining royalties to help fund our NSW teachers, nurses and police to the coal that provides the power for most homes and businesses across the State. So wear bright orange or hi-vis to support these two great local teams - the Newcastle Knights and our NSW miners! Sign up to be a supporter now at voiceformining.com.au
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On Sunday 2 July 2017, the NSW mining community is joining together with the Newcastle Knights to celebrate all the good things mining brings. From jobs, economic activity and mining royalties to help fund our NSW teachers, nurses and police to the coal that provides the power for most homes and businesses across the State. Ben will be there with his family and friends and he wants you to join him in bright orange or hi-vis to support two great local teams - the Newcastle Knights and our NSW miners! Sign up to be a supporter now at voiceformining.com.au
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Death is a daily reality in some jobs. But it rarely comes without cost to those who tidy it up. This is a story about the silent epidemic destroying the careers of hundreds of Australian police every year: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Produced by Ali Russell Shot by Ali Russell & Aaron Smith Edited by Andrew Glover SUPPORT SERVICES If you are a former or current police officer and would like to speak to someone regarding PTSD, you can contact Bob at the Police Post Trauma Support Group on 02 4731 4488 or via their website here. The PPTSG is a voluntary group not affiliated with the Police Service. Lifeline 24 hour crisis support: 131144 For more Hungry Beast, check out our Playlists: Beast Files: http://bit.ly/BeastFiles-HungryBeast Sex: http://bit.ly/Sex-HungryBeast Breaking The Law: http://bit.ly/BreakingTheLaw-HungryBeast Vox Pops: http://bit.ly/VoxPops-HungryBeast Best of the Beast: http://bit.ly/BestoftheBeast-HungryBeast
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Mine workers at Glencore's Wonderfontein coal mine are continuing with their protracted strike. Yesterday, workers clashed with mine security. Security had to use rubber bullets to disperse the striking workers, who are demanding, amongst other things, better wages. The situation remains tense and there is a heavy police presence... Our reporter Tumelo Machogo is in Belfast - with the latest. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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On Sunday 2 July 2017, the NSW mining community is joining together with the Newcastle Knights to celebrate all the good things mining brings. From jobs, economic activity and mining royalties to help fund our NSW teachers, nurses and police to the coal that provides the power for most homes and businesses across the State. Mick will be there with his family and friends and he wants you to join him in bright orange or hi-vis to support two great local teams - the Newcastle Knights and our NSW miners!
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2 May 2017 Legislative Council, NSW Parliament Adjournment Debate - Adani Carmichael Coalmine Proposal Impact The Hon. ADAM SEARLE ( 17:41 ): The Adani coal mine proposal in Queensland's Galilee Basin should not proceed. It should not proceed if we support the coal industry in New South Wales and the many jobs and economic support it provides to the regions and the State as a whole. Based on publicly available information, we know that the proposed Adani mine in Queensland does not stack up environmentally or even economically. If it such a great idea why is it seeking a $1 billion Federal loan? It is now a matter of record that the big four banks will not fund the Adani mine. This is a pretty clear indication that it is completely bananas economically. Banks are not known to be philanthropic or to have a social conscience, but they do know how to make a buck. If they are not willing to invest in a project it is probably not going to earn a profit. It is clear that the Adani mine proposal represents a clear and present threat to the New South Wales economy and to the State budget. Increasing the global supply of thermal coal by the 6 per cent represented by Adani will place downward pressure on prices received by New South Wales coal exporters and slash mining royalties paid to the State Government by tens and possibly hundreds of millions per year. That would undermine the integrity of the New South Wales budget and its capacity to deliver basic services. It would put existing mine operations and jobs in New South Wales at risk. That is the evidence given by Adani to the Queensland land court in connection with the mine approvals. It acknowledged that its mine proposal would have a negative impact on mines in Queensland and elsewhere in Australia. The world thermal coal market is flat and likely to contract. No-one is predicting any real growth. There is a debate among economists about whether the change in demand for thermal coal is cyclical or structural—a significant increase in production of thermal coal will not lead to higher overall sales and prices. In a statement this week Mr Jonathan van Rooyen, General Manager, Investments for the Port of Newcastle's half-share owner Gardior, said the Adani mine would unarguably reduce world coal prices and the volume of coal mined in the Hunter. He further stated that the Federal Government would "distort competition and create sovereign risk" by subsidising Adani in a "shrinking world coal market". Further he said: There is n o avoiding the simple mathematics that if Turnbull succeeds in pushing between 25 million and 60 million tonnes of subsidised new coal into a flat world market the volume of coal mined and exported from the Hunter and Illawarra will decline. As will royalt ies collected by the New South Wales Government and the number of coal jobs in the Hunter and Illawarra. It echoes comments made in 2015 by senior Glencore coal division executive Peter Freyberg who criticised proposed Federal Government subsidies to Adani. He stated, "Bringing on additional tonnes with the aid of taxpayer money would materially increase the risk to existing coal operations" and would "distort competition and create sovereign risk" by subsidising Adani in a "shrinking world coal market. In a report issued last week by the Australia Institute, titled "Royalty Flush—the risks to NSW coal royalty revenue from Adani subsidy", economist Rod Campbell stated: The subsidised development of the Adani mine represents a threat not just to Newcastle Port but to all mines in the Hunter. With flat world demand, subsidising a large amount of new supply is economic madness. To place this in perspective: the Saudis have around 14 per cent of the traded world market in oil. Did they get rich by flooding the market with oil or by carefully rationing the supply to international markets? Australia has around 20 per cent of the traded world market in thermal coal. In contrast to the Saudi approach, it has approved as many mines as companies want to build. In my view, future approval processes need to be mindful not only of the cumulative impact on land and water but also of the level of supply and likely demand and price to be obtained by the resource. After all, the resource—contrary to the views of coalmining companies—does not belong to any mining company but to the wider community and government has a responsibility to ensure that if the resource is developed or extracted that the best price is obtained. FULL TRANSCRIPT at https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Hansard/Pages/HansardResult.aspx#/docid/HANSARD-1820781676-73122/link/95
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The company was founded in 1926 in Switzerland as Südelektra, an infrastructure and electricity projects concern operating in Latin America. In 1990, Marc Rich + Co AG became its majority shareholder. In the 1990s it diversified into mining and disposed of its non-core businesses. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2002 at which time it acquired Glencore's coal assets in Australia and South Africa. In 2003, it doubled in size with the A$2.9 billion takeover of Australian copper, zinc and lead miner MIM Holdings. However, it failed in a 2005 bid for another Australian miner, WMC Resources, which was captured by BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company. In 2004 Xstrata closed its recently purchased Windimurra Vanadium plant in Western Australia which had the effect of increasing Vanadium prices received for Xstrata's other Vanadium mines around the world. Many hundreds of people were put out of work and now many Western Australians are not keen to see Xstrata involved in other mining activities in the state because of this action. In August 2005, Xstrata purchased a 19.9% stake in Falconbridge Limited, a diversified Canadian mining company producing copper, nickel, aluminum, lead and zinc. Following a contested take-over battle with Inco Limited, Xstrata successfully acquired the remaining 80.1% of Falconbridge in August 2006. In 2006, The Northern Territory and Australian Governments approved the expansion of the McArthur River zinc mine, near the popular fishing destination of Borrooloola. The expansion involves diversion of the river to a new 5.5 km channel, to allow construction of a massive open-cut pit in the existing river. On behalf of the Traditional Owners of the region -- the Yanyuwa, Mara, Garrawa and Gurdanji peoples -- the Northern Land Council launched a legal challenge to the Northern Territory Government's decision to approve the mining of and diversion of the McArthur River. On 1 May 2007, The Northern Territory Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Northern Land Council to stop the expansion. On 3 May 2007, the Northern Territory government rushed through retrospective legislation to overrule the court decision and allow the open-cut mine to proceed. On 28 May 2012 violent repression of local residents by the police in the province of Espinar, Cuzco, Peru, caused the deaths of two civilians. The inhabitants protested against the pollution of the water sources caused by Xstrata's mining activities. The government has decreed a State of Emergency and suspended civil liberties guaranteed in the Constitution. Since the turn of the millennium it has developed from a small player into one of the world's largest diversified mining groups with the help of a series of large acquisitions. In 2008, its degree of transnationality according to the Transnationality Index was 93.2 percent and ranked first place.It has major operations/projects in eighteen countries (Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Jamaica, New Caledonia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, the United States and the United Kingdom) and it is a major producer of copper, coking coal, thermal coal, nickel, ferrochrome, vanadium and zinc. It has smaller scale involvement in aluminum, gold, lead and silver. It also has interests in platinum group metals through its 24.9% stake in Lonmin. In July 2012, Xstrata opened its first office in mainland China. China accounts for up to one-third of Xstrata's global sales. The office is located in Shanghai. Bulga Coal Xstrata are currently the operators of the Bulga Coal Mine in NSW, Australia. Xstrata have managed this mine on behalf of the Bulga Coal Pty Ltd shareholders since 2001 when it purchased Enex Resources Limited from Glencore International AG. The Bulga Coal mine site serves as the headquarters for Xstrata Coal's NSW division. In 2007 Xstrata Coal, based in Sydney, bought Anvil Hill Coal Mine from Centennial Coal Company. Since the purchase of the Anvil Hill Coal Mine Xstrata Coal, an Australia-based subsidiary of Xstrata PLC, has come under media scrutiny numerous times in regards to the company's management of the pre-mining stage of the mining project, most notably scrutinised has been the community relations approach of Xstrata Coal towards the local community, with allegations of misleading actions on behalf of the company being cited in the local and regional media, and other regional and local communication channels. This included the setting up of a local action group in opposition to the mine named WAG (Wybong Action Group). Xstrata's A$274 million expansion plan for the George Fisher mine at Mount Isa was approved by the government of Queensland Mindanao, Philippines Xstrata's $5.9-million copper-gold mine in the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao has been delayed three years to 2019 due to security concerns and regulatory obstacles set by the local government.
Views: 475 Brad Longneck
QLD Conference 2017 - Oaky North Miners Resolution. Maritime Union members attending the Queensland Conference show solidarity with the Oaky North Miners. #onedaylongeronedaystronger #ausunions #cfmeu #oakyminers #maritimeunion
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Female miners are still subjected to discrimination, sexual abuse and violence in the workplace. We spoke to some women about their experiences. Clarification: The sexual harassment that one interviewee, Marinda Bekker, discusses in the video happened in the 1990s when she was working for Sasol. This is to clarify that it did not happen during her time at AngloAmerican, which is her current employer.
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Giant waves, cyclone-strength winds and torrential rain swept three people to their deaths on Australia's east coast on Monday after the storm forced hundreds to flee their homes. Waves up to five metres were pounding much of the east coast, including Sydney, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning of further danger as the storm moves south. Two bodies were found in cars washed away in flood waters while a man was swept off the rocks south of Sydney's surfing beach of Bondi, police said. The New South Wales state emergency services said they had received more than 9,250 calls and had conducted 280 flood rescues. Insurers received more than 11,150 claims with estimated insured losses of A$38 million, the Insurance Council of Australia said. It expects the number of claims to rise further over the coming days. Stocks in Australia biggest insurers, including QBE Insurance, Insurance Australia Group and Suncorp, skidded in a stronger wider market. But CLSA analyst Jan Van Der Schalk did not see a major earnings impact on insurers who said they were still assessing the impact of the catastrophe. Australian websites including Channel Nine, Foxtel Play and Domino's Pizza went down on Sunday when Amazon Web Service's Sydney zone experienced a two-hour power outage, ITnews website said.An Amazon spokesman declined to comment but Amazon Web Services' status page on Monday showed several connectivity issues in Sydney had been resolved. Automated teller machines and point-of-sale banking services were also hit. A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New South Wales state said Newcastle, the world's largest exit point for sea-borne thermal coal and used by global miners Glencore, Rio Tinto and Anglo American, was placed on restricted ship movements over the weekend but did not sustain any damage. "While some sites had minor production interruptions, none of these has impacted our contractual obligations or production forecasts," Glencore said. Port Kembla, the largest vehicle import hub in Australia, remained closed as the storm moved south.
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Adani’s frontpage news of their changed mine plans change nothing for a generation of young people who are looking down the barrel of a future of extreme weather events and heat. Find out where your Labor MP stands on stopping Adani's dangerous coal mine with this handy lookup tool 👉http://www.aycc.org.au/labor_yourmp
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Australian share market delivered its biggest gains in five weeks this morning as the Dow Jones industrials bounced back to over 10,000 points overnight and commodities prices also rose. The Australian shares surged more than 2 per cent in early trade, with stronger materials, financial and energy sectors. On the economic front Thursday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases jobless rate for June. Company News Australian miner Cockatoo Coal (ASX:COK) has teamed up with Electricity monopoly Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) (SEO:015760) and Korean steel maker POSCO (SEO:005490) to acquire five mines from UK mining company Anglo American (LON:AAL). Cockatoo has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Anglo American's interest in three projects in Queensland, and 30 per cent interests in each of two further projects in New South Wales. The total consideration of the deal between the consortium and Anglo American will be A$580 million. Cockatoo's share of the total purchase price is A$105.5 million. Its 30 per cent interest in Sutton Forest project in NSW will be funded by POSCO subscribing for A$21.5 million worth of shares in Cockatoo at A$0.467 per share, Cockatoo said in a statement. Blue Energy Limited (ASX:BUL) has agreed to a request from Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) (SEO:036460) to extend the expiry date on the farmin option by 8 months to 28 February 2011. KOGAS requested an extension of the farmin option due to the recent taxation uncertainty and exploration delays associated with the severe flooding events occurred between December 2009 and March 2010. Blue Energy says it is committed to working with KOGAS as a strategic partner and has agreed to the request. Centrex Metals Ltd (ASX:CXM) has completed financial close of its magnetite joint venture with Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Co (WISCO). Centrex transferred 60 per cent of the iron ore rights across five of its exploration licences on the Eyre Peninsula to WISCO. The Chinese steel maker paid Centrex A$51.5 million as the first instalment for the purchase of the iron ore rights, and A$50 million into the joint venture exploration account as the first instalment of its exploration work commitment. The payments by WISCO form the first instalments of the unconditional transaction terms. The companies aim to develop two, five million tonne a year iron ore mines on the peninsula over the next four to five years.
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