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Mining magnate Gina Rinehart backs changes to age pension system to keep older workers on the job

16.11.2021

“We are a supporter of the government changing its policy where pension arrangements are concerned, so that pensioners can work should they so choose, without onerous tax resulting from their decision to work. “Hancock is a very patriotic company that supports investment in Australia, primary industries and jobs in WA and Australia. When mining does well, Australia does well.”

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Interview with National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate Ian Henschke.

16.11.2021

Henschke says he was pleased to see Gina Rinehart has come out and talked about this, noting business leaders watching them tonight are saying they need the workers to be able to do the jobs they require at the moment.

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Mining magnate Gina Rinehart backs changes to age pension system to keep older workers on the job

15.11.2021

“Hancock recognises the shortage of staff Australia-wide disrupts many projects and delays supplies,” Mrs Rinehart said. “We are a supporter of the Government changing its policy where pension arrangements are concerned, so that pensioners can work should they so choose, without onerous tax resulting from their decision to work. “Hancock is a very patriotic company that supports investment in Australia, primary industries and jobs in WA and Australia. When mining does well, Australia does well.”

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Remembrance Day |
11 November 2021

11.11.2021

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.

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A million reasons to smile

18.10.2021

Roy Hill employees have banded together to donate $1 million to iconic Western Australian children’s charity Telethon in 2021. Across our operations from Perth to the Pilbara, and with the support and generosity of our Executive Chairman, Mrs Rinehart, we’re delighted to support the Telethon Trust and the amazing organisations who benefit from their funding. The donation has been made possible through a unique program called the Chairman’s Profit Share (CPS). Initiated by Mrs Rinehart, the CPS is designed to recognise and reward staff for their contribution to business performance, so when Roy Hill does well, our people do well.

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Supporting the next generation of female engineers

14.10.2021

Seventeen female engineering students experienced first-hand the many opportunities a career in mining provides with a three day tour of the Pilbara as special guests of Roy Hill as part the Girls Engineering Tomorrow (GET) program run through Curtin University. All of them embraced the opportunity to be on site and engage with Roy Hill personnel to better understand the many disciplines, engineering included, needed to keep our operations running.

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A Fortunate Life: Tad Watroba

08.10.2021

Tad Watroba describes himself as ‘the most fortunate mining engineer there is’. After more than 45 years in the business, his drive and passion are as fierce today as when he began his first job down a mine after graduating in 1973 from Krakow’s AGH University of Science and Technology, then known as the University of Mining and Metallurgy.

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Wabtec launches e-locomotive with first order

22.09.2021

In Australia, Roy Hill will be getting the newest version of the FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive in 2023 with an energy capacity of 7 MWh. “We are committed to transforming the next generation of transportation by adopting advanced technologies that improve energy efficiency, lower operating costs and improve our rail and mining network,” said Gerhard Veldsman, CEO of Roy Hill. “The FLXdrive locomotive will be the first for the region and the first for the mining industry and will improve our rail operations from the mine to Port Hedland.”

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‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled

19.09.2021

Wabtec showed off the new battery-electric locomotive at Carnegie Mellon University as part of a new venture between the two organizations to develop zero-emissions technology to help move the 1.7bn tons of goods that are shipped on American railroads each year. Australian mining company Roy Hill has become the first purchaser of Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, announcing the purchase the same day Wabtec unveiled the locomotive. Roy Hill will receive the second-generation version of the FLXdrive locomotive, currently under development for delivery in 2023, which will have an energy capacity of 7-megawatt hours.

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Vale and Asian miner seek Brazil nod to fast-track mine project

17.09.2021

Mining giant Vale SA and an Asian-owned metals producer are among the first to tap a Brazilian program that aims to cut red tape and speed up mining projects in the South American nation.

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