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Lessons learnt from Victoria's Hazelwood Coal Mine fire will see operators held responsible for the fire risk at their mines.
Texan billionaire Walter "Loddie" Naymola has strengthened his grip on Resource Equipment by securing majority control and seizing the chairmanship of the company.
Western Australian gold miners have again warned that jobs will be lost if there is any increase to the gold royalty rate.
Nearly 600 jobs will be axed as a result of Arrium's decision to close one of its two South Australian mines due to falling iron ore prices.

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