Joint Statement by Australian Workers Union and Australian Aluminium Council

Australia’s aluminium supply chain has never been more essential

The Australian Aluminium Council and Australian Workers Union is concerned that any narrowing of the essential worker definition that impacted on the aluminium industry’s complex supply chain, as part of shutdown measures, risks the permanent closure of alumina refineries and aluminium smelters across the country and in turn thousands of jobs.

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Bell Bay Aluminium Appoints New General Manager

Bell Bay Aluminium has appointed Shona Markham as general manager.

Shona, who started as a graduate at Bell Bay in 2004, is currently Metal Products manager at Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) in Gladstone, Queensland. She replaces Kevin Taylor, who has taken on the new Gladstone-based role of general manager, Operations Support for Pacific Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium, after two years as Bell Bay general manager.

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“NEG AND GAS AND ACCC”, SAYS THE ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY

Australia’s largest users of electricity – the aluminium industry – today called on the Federal and State Governments to approve the framework for the National Energy Guarantee and also called on them to implement the recommendations of the ACCC report on electricity pricing, and do more to release domestic gas supply.

Rio Tinto to offer independently certified responsibly produced aluminium

Rio Tinto has become the first mining and metals company to be granted the aluminium industry’s Chain of Custody certification by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The certification means Rio Tinto will be the only company selling aluminium that customers can be assured has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards, placing Rio Tinto at a competitive advantage.

See the media release here