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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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The West Australian – Resilient iron ore sector a shining light in troubled times.

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.

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Sky News – Mining and agriculture will ‘underwrite Australia’s economic recovery’

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 McSweeney

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The Australian – Mining can lead economic surge after the pandemic

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.

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The West Australian – Iron ore the saviour

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.

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COVID-19 Response and Strategies

Message for our suppliers, contractors, consultants service providers, customers and any other parties that interface with our business.

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The COVID-19 Disaster

Information compiled by Professor Ian Brighthope.

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2019 Speech by Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

2019 Speech by Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan to National Mining and Related Industries Day.

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