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OTOC wins Hamersley Iron deal

Emerson Stewart Group subsidiary Ocean to Outback Contracting has won a $3.7 million deal with Hamersley Iron at Rio Tinto's Western Turner Brockman project.

BHP passes indigenous contracts milestone

Mining giant BHP Billiton has taken its total commitment to indigenous-owned businesses to $115 million. BHP said it had awarded a total of 23 direct contracts to 15 different indigenous businesses, covering earthworks and construction to mining and landscaping.

Programmed wins $785m water deal

Industrial services firm Programmed has signed a $785 million contract with the Water Corporation to oversee operations, maintenance, and asset management for the Perth region. The initial contract is for five years and five months, with rolling extensions up to 10 years, five months.

WAFarmers sounds price rise warning

The Western Australian Farmers Federation has claimed Coles' decision to cut the price of its meat products will result in price rises across other products. Coles said it would cut prices across its range of house brand sausages, mince, steak and chops by between 11 and 28 per cent.

Greens want gold in mining tax

The Australian Greens won't block the federal government's mining tax in the Senate if it does not cover gold, but will push for it to be included, the party's leader Bob Brown says. Labor's proposed minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) covers only iron ore and coal.

Record sales for resources sector

The state government has released its final sales and royalties figures for the resources industry for financial year 2010-11, revealing record sales of $101.2 billion.

Avonlea secures funds for exploration

Africa-focused explorer Avonlea Minerals has announced the successful completion of a $1.5 million share placement which will fund expanded exploration programs at its tenements in Namibia. The placement, to sophisticated and professional investors, was made at 8 cents a share.

O'Brien lifts small shop staff cap

Small retailers will be able to have up to 18 people working at the same time - 5 more than previously allowed - under changes to retail trading laws announced by the state government.

Accountants build China links

ACCOUNTING firms Hall Chadwick and UHY Haines Norton have announced increased links with industry counterparts in China.

Key city approval for Cathedral Square

The City of Perth has approved the demolition of the Law Chambers building and the refurbishment of the Public Trustees building, paving the way for the redevelopment of the Cathedral Square precinct.

Mineral Commodities to buy out Simto

Mineral Commodities announced it will acquire mineral sands explorer Simto Resources in a deal worth $37.5 million. The share sale agreement follows Mineral Commodities' $96 million acquisition of Cable Sands in July.

Fleetwood signs 5-year BHP contract

Transportable housing manufacturer Fleetwood Corporation has announced a five-year supply deal for BHP Billiton Iron Ore's various expansion projects throughout the Pilbara.


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