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ASX surges 4.3pc on slowing rate of coronavirus infections

April 04 2020

Australian shares jump 4.3 per cent, with appetite for risk-taking boosted by slowing COVID-19 infection rates, while Flight Centre reveals it will close 428 of its Australian stores by late July.

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Employers stop using FIFO workers to protect outback communities from COVID-19

April 04 2020

Employers restrict fly-in workers, to help protect their local communities from the spread of COVID-19.

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Clock ticks down to FIFO ban as coronavirus fears sweep coal towns

April 04 2020

Communities in Queensland's Bowen Basin fear a COVID-19 outbreak and move to ban the "mass movement" of workers in and out of the region.

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April 04 2020

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Black-lung sufferers hunker down to avoid coronavirus

April 04 2020

Experts say those with black lung are vulnerable to COVID-19 and, alarmingly, expect there are many more miners yet to realise their heightened risk.

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ASX surges as RBA warns of 'sharp contraction' due to coronavirus

March 03 2020

Australian shares jump after an incredibly volatile March quarter, the Reserve Bank is "uncertain" about the timing of Australia's economic recovery, while Wall Street ends its month with sharp losses.

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Outback council shovels $1m into legal money pit

March 03 2020

Coober Pedy council went into administration more than a year ago. Now information has come to light about its big legal spending.

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Australian share market ends day down after volatile session

March 03 2020

Australian shares close lower after another volatile day, two Coles employees test positive for the coronavirus, Virgin needs a bailout and Air New Zealand lays off 3,500 workers.

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ASX 200 surges 7 per cent in 'stereotypical bear market' amid rising coronavirus cases

March 03 2020

The Australian share market rebounds with its biggest one-day surge in decades, despite analysts warning "a vortex of bad earnings, bad economic data, and bankruptcies" is just around the corner.

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How FIFO workers are faring under strict new COVID-19 hygiene standards

March 03 2020

Governments are determined to keep Australia's resources and energy sector operating during the coronavirus pandemic, but mine sites present a unique set of challenges.

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Miners exposed to more dust than previously thought, study finds

March 03 2020

From working on site all day, to sleeping at camp or a nearby town, coal miners are being exposed to more harmful dust than previously thought, according to new analysis.

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'Sorry, are you recording that?': Leaked video shows Adani executive Lucas Dow talking up bigger coal mine

March 03 2020

Leaked documents and video suggest Adani is planning a bigger mine and wants to combine with other miners to export up to 100 million tonnes (MT) of coal a year from Queensland's Galilee Basin.

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