Addressing WA’s future labour needs

As the federal government’s external reference group prepares to hand over its findings on a review of the 457 visa scheme, Western Australia’s Technology and Industry Advisory Council (TIAC) is preparing its own all-encompassing review of migration issue

In Brief: More Dampier pipeline expansion

THE owner of the Dampier-to- Bunbury natural gas pipeline has announced further expansion plans after receiving additional capacity requests from existing and prospective users of the pipeline.

Territory increases Olympia shareholding

West Perth-based iron ore company, Territory Resources Ltd, has lifted its stake in mineral sands producer Olympia Resources today with an increase in its share holding up from 47.29 per cent to 50.03 per cent.

Brierty shares plunge 23% after profit downgrade

Shares in Maddington-based civil construction company Brierty Ltd plummeted today following a profit downgrade of as much as 20 per cent, just four months after listing on the ASX.

Centaurus acquires tenement package in Brazil for $3.2m

West Perth-based mining company Centaurus Resources Ltd has secured a significant tenement package in the Iron Quadrangle in Brazil through the 100% acquisition of three new projects (comprising seven tenements) surrounding its Liberdade operation.

Iluka concludes $95m entitlement offer

Iluka Resources Ltd has completed the retail component of its 4 for 7 pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer to shareholders, with the retail offer raising approximately A$95 million.

New FIFO initiative provides direct link to Pilbara mines

Rio Tinto Iron Ore today announced it will start a fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) commute roster from Carnarvon.

Marengo completes C$9.8m offering and trades on the TSX

Further to filing a final prospectus on 3 April, Marengo Mining Ltd has today announced the completion of its C$9.8 million offering and has commenced trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Impact granted licence to explore in Botswana

Perth-based gold, nickel and uranium explorer, Impact Minerals has been granted exploration licences covering about 20,000 sq km in eastern Botswana, specifically for the exploration of uranium.

Gunson Resources increases ore resource by 250%

Gunson Resources Ltd has announced a 250% increase in ore resources at the Coburn Zircon Project in WA.

Vulcan Resources proceeds with copper cobalt mine in Finland

West Perth-based development and exploration company Vulcan Resources Ltd has today announced that it is proceeding with the Kylylahti Mine in Finland.

Kagara says Lounge Lizard nickel deposit is not for sale

West Perth-based Kagara Ltd has issued a response to media reports to advise shareholders that the Lounge Lizard nickel sulphide deposit at Forrestania is not for sale.

Paladin pair have $60m at risk after Lift failure

The multi-million dollar fortunes of Paladin Energy Ltd chairman Rick Crabb and company secretary Gillian Swaby are at risk after the company disclosed that about half their shares are subject to margin loans with failed lender Lift Capital.

Incident at ENI Woollybutt facility suspends production

Italian-owned ENI Australia Ltd shut down production at its Woollybutt joint venture with Tap Oil Ltd and Mobil after a safety incident forced the evacuation of personnel.

Western Metals acquires $7.6m UK copper-zinc project

Western Metals Ltd has signed a Term Sheet to acquire 100% of the advanced Parys Mountain copper-zinc project on the island of Anglesey in North Wales from Anglesey Mining plc, a UK based mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Culture Corner: Kate Miller

Anna Moreau chats with Kate Miller, General manager, Barking Gecko Theatre Company.

Media magnate reveals his passion for WesTrac

The private interests of media magnate Kerry Stokes are usually shielded from the public by an array of mechanisms designed to keep prying eyes away.

TSX lure not so for Nkwe

Perth-based Nkwe Platinum Ltd has chosen to list on London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market, marking a change from the flurry of Australian resource companies turning their attention, and their pockets, towards Canada.

In Brief: Midwest faces project delay

TAKEOVER target Midwest Corporation Ltd has announced a 10-week delay in completion of its pre-feasibility study for its flagship Weld Range iron ore project in the Mid West region, because of delays

Local miners lured to Arctic north

Two Western Australian mining companies have warmed to the idea of heading to the Arctic north, with Greenland becoming the main focus for Ironbark Gold Ltd and Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd.

In Brief: Immersive buys training firm

OSBORNE Park company Immersive Technologies Pty Ltd has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of local firm, Mining Training Services.