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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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
The resources sector has long been the State and the nation’s economic powerhouse.
And in this time of crisis, with unemployment lines lengthening and governments spending buckets of money at a great rate in a bid to save jobs and limit the economic damage from COVID-19 shutdowns, it is more apparent than ever how much we need the sector.
If Australia is to survive and recover from “this recession that we are going into, we have to look to the sectors which are tracking with some growth” and they are mining and resources, and agriculture says the PR Counsel’s Kristy McSweeneyRead more
In maintaining operations, the sector is helping the nation The lowering COVID-19 infection rate is turning attention to how and when we will emerge from economic hibernation. The reduction in the rate of new diagnoses is promising, especially compared with the disasters besetting most G20 nations.Read more
The commodity’s resilient price could be the way back for the economy.
WA’s gloom defying iron ore industry will help the nation’s resources sector post record export earnings of $299 billion this financial year, despite the impact of the global coronavirus crisis.
November the 22nd signifies National Mining and Related Industries Day 2019, an important annual day that will be celebrated this year at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia.
A time to reflect, consider, appreciate & champion the mining community and the myriad of benefits to all Australians that result.