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Nascent Group at LASA Conference 2013.

22 August 2013

Many thanks to everybody that stopped by our stand at this years LASA conference. It was great to put a face to so many names and we look forward to helping with any staff requirements you may have over the coming year. See you all again in 2014.  read full story

Working conditions key consideration for job-seeking mining professionals

03 April 2012

Aworldwide employment survey of over 2 000 mining professionals by global energy and resources recruitment group EarthStream has shown that the mining employment market is becoming increasingly centred on working conditions. The survey was conducted in di... read full story

Bigger health and safetly role for miners

03 April 2012

The Labour Department is advocating for a new regulatory focus that would give more power to mine workers in health and safety. The department has submitted its proposal to the Pike River Royal Commission, which is investigating the cause of the November ... read full story

WA to get 5 new Bunnings warehouses

03 April 2012

Hardware giant Bunning might be opening 85 new stores, but only five of those are in Western Australia. The Wesfarmers-owned company announced this morning it would employ 6000 people across 85 stores nationwide. It's part of the company's $1.5 billion ex... read full story

Child protection workers get new pay deal

03 April 2012

Victoria's 1,5000 child protection workers have won a significant pay rise in a deal struck with the State Government. Child protection staff will be granted a wage increase of 12.5 per cent well above the Government's stated wages policy of 2.5 per cent.... read full story

New Farm aged care facility in Queensland-first trial of humour therapy

26 March 2012

Laughter really is the best medicine for people suffering from dementia and depression. nRSL Care Treetops at New Farm has adopted ground-breaking new humour therapy to help residents re-engage and improve their quality of life. Lifestyle manager Christin... read full story

Australia passes controversial mining tax into law

26 March 2012

The Australian Senate has pushed through into law a 30% tax on iron ore and coal mining companies. The tax will raise A$10.6bn ($11.2bn, £7bn) over three years from major companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xtrata. Strong demand for raw materi... read full story

FMG considers challenge to new mining tax

26 March 2012

Australia's third largest iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group is exploring what, if any, legal challenges it can take against the Federal Government's new mining tax. The Minerals Resource Rent Tax passed the senate last night and will come into effect ... read full story

Work still to do on closing the gap

26 March 2012

Nearly 1,000 events were held at schools and offices around Australia this week for the sixth Close the Gap day. The lobby group Close the Gap says small improvements have been made in recent years in Indigenous health, but there is still a long way to go... read full story

Training a skilled workforce

26 March 2012

Incoming Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox is correct when he says the nation's flagging productivity requires investment in skills and quality jobs training. It remains to be seen, however, whether the measures Julia Gillard has anno... read full story