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WA ranked fourth for global mining investment appeal

Western Australia is the fourth most attractive place for mining investment in the world, according to the Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2023.

BHP awards $757m job to CIMIC’s CPB Contractors and Sedgman

CIMIC Group subsidiaries Sedgman and CPB Contractors have been awarded a $757 million contract for BHP’s Western Ridge Crusher Project.

Project approval delays blamed for Santos job cuts

Drawn-out project approval processes are having a massive toll on businesses, with Santos announcing this week it was the reason for cutting about 200 jobs.

CSBP and Glencore receive cut of $330m for projects

Clean energy and emissions reduction projects across the country, including two in WA, have been given a $330 million boost.

Infrastructure updates: Multiplex; METRONET; Square Kilometre Array

Key updates of major WA infrastructure projects from February to April 2024.

Energy updates: Pilbara Hydrogen Hub; Scarborough Energy; Yindjibarndi Renewables

Key updates of major WA energy projects from February to April 2024.

Mining updates: Bellevue Gold; Western Ridge; Electric Smelting Furnace

Key updates of major WA mining projects from February to April 2024.

Productivity and cost risks from increased union influence

As the Federal Government’s new workplace laws continue to be rolled out, there is growing concern about the impact of increased union influence on business productivity and costs.

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National Defence Strategy guiding a decade of investment

Defence investment will increase significantly over the next decade, with the Federal Government confirming an extra $50.3 billion ahead of the next Budget.

Early AUKUS opportunities for SMEs lie in UK and US supply chains

Specialised nuclear training needs to begin this year to meet defence workforce demands, businesses were told at an AUKUS industry briefing, held by the Australian Submarine...

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Supply chain disruptions here to stay, says freight forwarder

Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, industrial disputes, piracy or climate change, supply chain disruptions have a major effect on global trade and the cost of doing business.

US Navy nuclear submarine at Henderson under AUKUS

The integration of the Australian and US marine forces has begun with a scheduled port visit of the USS Annapolis, a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine (SSN), at HMAS Stirling on March 11.

Covalent Lithium confidence high after opening Mt Holland mine

Wesfarmers and SQM’s joint venture, Covalent Lithium, opened its Mt Holland lithium mine and concentrator on March 7, remaining bullish about the lithium industry despite challenges....

Call to revise EAs as intractable bargaining kicks in

Businesses need to prepare and strategise early to navigate changes to enterprise agreement (EA) bargaining or risk being forced to agree to unreasonable terms that favour unions, CCIWA warns.