In 1897, Lewis Harold Bell (Harry) Lasseter discovered an extensive gold bearing reef of white quartz west of Alice Springs. Harry died before the reef could be relocated and mined, and the location of Lasseter’s Reef remains a mystery even today with the potential wealth of the find never realised. Shortly after the original discovery, samples from Lasseter’s Reef were assayed at three ounces to the ton, a formidable find of any age.
116 years later, the potential wealth of an even richer ‘reef’ goes begging.
Mining Family Matters has teamed up with Foxtel for Business to promote an important FIFO/DIDO survey into the impacts of separation and isolation on families and workforce retention. The survey is completely anonymous (you don’t need to provide your name or company info – just a postal address) and all participants receive a $15 gift card redeemable at any store that accepts eftpos, Australia-wide. It’s a very quick $15!
The demand for specific engineering and trade skills remains high, according to a new report from Hays.
The recruitment firm’s latest quarterly report shows miners in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia, and some parts of New South Wales are now paying top dollar for Engineers, Boilermakers and Fitters.
The report, however, also cites that whilst there were shortages for some workers, applicants still needed to fit strict selection criteria.
Following a number of studies on the effectiveness of having candidates and employees complete a Mine Workers Health Assessment, the government this week announced that the Assessment is no longer required to be done, effective 12 January 2013.
The following provides an overview of the Assessment and what this means for employers, candidates and employees.
The National Apprenticeships Program initial 18 months pilot has been extended by the Federal Government for another 18 months.
John Holland has also agreed on their first intake of 25 for their Minerals and Industrial business and this intake is underway. This first national campaign intake will focus on trades such as Electrical, Mechanical Fitter and Heavy Metal Fabrication Boilermaker/Welder. MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees a Queensland GTO, is the nominated Supporting GTO for this John Holland intake.
The Resource Channel, has received the ‘Community Interaction of the Year’ award for its Regional Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) Hub Initiative for the south east of South Australia.
Managing Director of The Resource Channel, Jody Elliott, says the award is a positive recognition of the FIFO Hub model, which has proven it can provide a highly cost effective and practical mechanism to engage Australians in the resource sector from regions that may not otherwise have that chance.