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JohnKelly

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Australia - Keeping The Mines Open
« on: May 10, 2020, 04:28:43 AM »
Good to see,

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-10/keeping-wa-mines-open-in-coronavirus-may-save-australian-economy/12227448

I knew a number of blokes who followed the big money in the mines of mainly Queensland and Western Australia.

I'd heard on the grapevine that the Navy in WA had trouble in retaining their submariners and had to offer them big allowances in order to stop them from taking discharge for the big money in technical jobs in the mining industry.

https://www.navy.gov.au/establishments/hmas-stirling

Interestingly and good on them, there are quite a number of females who take on the job of driving those massive tip trucks as can be seen in the above link.

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Re: Australia - Keeping The Mines Open
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 11:22:51 AM »
John I seen a program on TV awhile back where the trucks are now being driven by computers around the mines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkanknGePhc


JohnKelly

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Re: Australia - Keeping The Mines Open
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 01:24:08 PM »
John I seen a program on TV awhile back where the trucks are now being driven by computers around the mines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkanknGePhc

Wouldn't surprise me, I have heard the same discussion re buses and agricultural machinery, mind you, that's putting a lot of faith in a computer.