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Treasurer Ben Wyatt says keeping WA mines open was WA’s ‘golden decision’ amid soaring iron ore price

Allowing WA’s resources sector to continue operating throughout the pandemic has proved a “golden decision” that has added billions of dollars to the national balance sheet and averted complete economic catastrophe.

The soaring iron ore price — touching $US108 a tonne yesterday — has fuelled an unexpected royalties and taxes bonanza at a time when practically every other government revenue stream has evaporated.

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Thank God for WA

As Government set to reveal biggest deficit since WWII - they will also say Australia faring better than every other country thanks to the shinning light of our mining sector.

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The West Australian – Mining will lead the recovery

While the economic benefits of Western Australia's mining and energy sector have long been acknowledged, the impacts of COVID-19 has brought home just how essential the sector is to the nation's wellbeing.

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Milk at the Mines – first delivery of Bannister Downs milk for Atlas Iron mine operations

Bannister Downs Dairy is pleased to mark the first delivery of fresh milk to Atlas Iron mine sites Mount Dove and Mount Webber in the northern Pilbara region tomorrow. Fresh milk will travel directly from Bannister Downs Dairy Farm in Northcliffe in the South West to be enjoyed my all site staff at the two Pilbara locations in a move which represents the prioritisation of employee health and well-being, along with strong support for a quality product from a locally owned and operated West Australian dairy business.

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WA CEOs give big for Vinnie’s sleep out

Atlas Iron chief executive Sanjiv Manchanda was among the biggest fundraisers in Australia for this year's CEO Sleep out, helped in part by a sizeable donation from Gina Rinehart.

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Congratulating Sanjiv

Congratulate Sanjiv, the top West Australian CEO to participate in CEO Sleep out for Vinnies.

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Celebrating Barry’s 10 years of service

Celebrating Barry's ten years of service to our mega project, Roy Hill.

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Commemorating the birthday of Lang Hancock

Just a man in his small plane, Lang discovered some of Australia's largest iron ore deposits and spent a decade lobbying government to overturn their iron ore pegging and export bans.

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Iron ore’s $100 billion surge a remedy for COVID-19

Australia’s annual iron ore export revenue is poised to crack $100 billion - a record for any commodity – as prices of the steel-making ingredient surge on the back of mine shutdowns in Brazil and strong demand from a resurgent post-COVID-19 China.

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Iron ore an export saviour

The Australian economy has taken a multi-billion-dollar hit due to a drop in trade between March and April but annual exports remain historically high thanks to demand for WA’s natural resources in Asia.

Preliminary figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday showed merchandise exports fell by $4.4 billion, or 12 per cent, to $31.4b in April from a record high in March.

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Mining achieves record tax, royalty payments

Australia’s minerals sector has paid $39.3 billion in company taxes and royalties in the 2018-19 financial year, a record high for the sector.

This marks an increase of $8 billion from the previous year.

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We’ll help keep the WA economy going

The world is facing a challenge. But in Western Australia, the resources sector is working closely with Government to ensure our operations continue.

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A job path for all workers

TRADESPEOPLE and university-trained workers alike are required for the mining and mining equipment technology services (METS) sectors that provide work for a total of 1.1 million Australians.

Half of the workforce has a vocational perspective, with 38 per cent of workers holding a certificate III or IV qualification, 8 per cent holding a diploma, and 4 per cent pursuing an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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Trade surplus soars on ore

WA's resources sector continues to be the bedrock of the national economy during COVID-19, with new data revealing a surge in iron ore shipments boosted the country's trade surplus.

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‘Georgina Hope’ arrives in Port Hedland

Eye-catching vessel named in honour of our Executive Chairman completes maiden voyage under new name.

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The Australian – Mining to help recovery by the truckload

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have again thrown into stark relief the willingness of Australian mining to step up in tough times. As many sectors shut down and many Australians lose their jobs, the minerals industry has kept operating, with health and safety its highest value and first priority.

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The West Australian – WA mining ‘saved the national economy’

WA's decision to keep the mining sector running through the coronavirus crisis has saved the national economy from collapse during a financial shock "never seen" before in Australia.

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ANZAC DAY | Spirit of the Anzacs

Lee Kernaghan’s ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’ charity single featuring Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll and Megan Washington is out now! Taken from Lee's album 'Spirit of the Anzacs'.

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ANZAC Day | Lest we forget

2019 ANZAC DAY - Lest we forget

The last Post and Rouse

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