Global giant General Electric (GE) has announced the opening of its newest arm, GE Mining, to be headquartered in Brisbane.

The Queensland Government has announced the proposal to build a shipping channel in Gladstone Harbour has been declared a significant project by the state’s Coordinator-General.

The New South Wales Mine Safety Advisory Council has outlined its strategic actions to 2017 Actions for a world-leading Work Health and Safety to 2017 plan, with State Minister for Resources and Energy calling for public comment.

The Queensland Coordinator-General has declared the proposed upgrade of the Port of Cairns a significant project, meaning it will now progress to its environment assessment stage.

Queensland’s Co-ordinator General has delivered the finalised terms of reference for the environmental impact statement (EIS) for QR National’s $2 billion Central Queensland Integrated Rail Project.

The Queensland Government has held the first meeting of the North Queensland Resources supply Chain steering Committee,  the panel tasked with assisting the Government prioritise projects in north Queensland.

The Queensland Government’s Supporting Women Scholarships are now open for women wanting to study in male dominated fields.

Port and rail operator Asciano has announced it has commenced a major investment program to upgrade its ICT capabilities.

The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) has published its quarterly forecasting of the country’s resources and energy commodity export earnings for the 2012-13 year, which are now tipped to be in excess of $189 billion.

Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, has attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a memorial to honour those who have lose their lives as a result of work-related accidents.

The Victorian Government has announced it is close to making a decision on whether to provide incentives for ceiling insulation under the Energy Saver Incentive Scheme after the recent public consultation period.

Global logistics specialist DHL has announced work has started on its new $45.8 million Sydney facility, with construction due for completion early next year.

Fortescue Metals has celebrated its first ore shipment through the second train unloader in Port Hedland.

The Western Australian Government has introduced legislation before State Parliament that will ensure the Browse LNG Precinct is the only site that will process Browse Basin gas on the Kimberly coast.

Master Builders Australia has hit out at a bill introduced before Parliament aimed at cracking down on illegal workers, saying it has the potential to create unnecessary legal risk for all employers, specifically those in the building and construction industry.

The South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources, Tom Koutsantonis, has officially reopened Arrium Mining’s Iron Baron iron ore mine in the Middleback Ranges.

Mining company Macmahon has announced that Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Nick Bowen has resigned from the company, effective immediately.

The Tasmanian Government has hailed the progress being made in the state’s vocational education system, with data showing strong growth above the national rate.

The Western Australian Governmnt has hailed the opening of a new iron ore export facility at Geraldton Port in the state’s Mid-West Region.

The Queensland Government has invited communities and stakeholders to view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the expansion of Xstrata Coal’s Newlands Coal Mine.

The Western Australian Government has announced the successful demonstration of Aurora Algae’s algae production facility in Karratha, calling it a major development in the process towards using algae as a future biodiesel source in the state.

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