In this issue
The Covid-19 outbreak has brought huge restrictions for fly-in/fly-out workers, who make up a large proportion of the Australian mining workforce. We ask: how has Covid-19 disrupted Australian mining's flow, and could the crisis prompt a rethink about this way of working?
We also look at whether iron ore will hold up under the uncertainty of the coming months, explore the long-term future of Tasmania's mining sector, and examine Australian operations in Africa.
Finally, we map out autonomous and remote-control projects in Australian mining, chart the effect of Covid-19 on the country's mining sector as it happened, investigate the future of rare earths in Australia, and speak to Australian Mines about its drive towards carbon neutrality.
Callum Tyndall, editor