Leo Oliver

Shaurya has a flair for writing articles in the fields of arts, travel, sports and politics. He is in the know about the day-to-day happenings in Australia. With a postgraduate degree in journalism, he constantly endeavours to expand his reach in the field of writing and reporting.

Other than his journalistic adeptness, he also likes to write stories. He is an avid fan of Stephen King, the Harry Potter universe, and other marvels of the world of literature.


NBN recruitment drive to create Australian jobs

A recruitment drive carried out by NBN Co. to employ workers to construct the national broadband network in Perth will lead to creation of jobs. Through its “Active Job Seeker Campaign,” the company seeks to employ people with experience in sectors including mining, boatbuilding, road and bridge construction, electricity distribution and transmission and electronic and precision equipment repair.

Australia, India to 'pursue continued growth in trade'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discussed with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the prospect of exporting more coal to India and enhancing the number of Indian students travelling to Australia during his first day of the visit to the country. However, he underplayed the prospect of a free trade deal between the two countries.

Iron ore plunges further to enter bear market

Iron ore has made an entry into the bear market, with analysts forecasting further weakness of Australia’s largest export. As noted by Metal Bulletin, the spot price for benchmark 62 percent fines declined by another 1 percent to reach US$74.71 (AU$99.52) a tonne on Monday.

Coal exports disrupted by Cyclone Debbie expected to improve

Queensland’s coal exports are expected to see an improvement later in the week. Following the disaster left behind in the wake of Cyclone Debbie, repair work of rail links responsible for transporting millions of tonnes of coal to port is underway.

Prefab building company to cut outsourcing, bring jobs to Australia

Prefabricated building company Arkistruct, based in Brisbane, has announced it will be supporting local manufacturing by bringing back its business to Australia. Arkistruct is shifting its business by having its equipment shipped from a factory in China that developed its prefabricated panels.

Rio Tinto development projects to create 1,000 jobs

Rio Tinto Iron Ore said in a statement that its development projects will lead to the creation of as many as 1,000 jobs. This comes as Western Australia’s new Premier Mark McGowan referred to the financial situation of the state as “the worst since the Great Depression.”

Australian power grid on 100 percent renewable energy possible through hydro storage

A secure and inexpensive Australian power grid running on 100 percent renewable energy can be constructed by pumped hydro storage, a new study from the Australian National University (ANU) reveals. The power grid, producing zero emissions, will require wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to run, along with pumped hydro storage, according to lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers.

Coal prices jump, set new high following disruption in Australia

Coal prices experienced a sharp spike in the wake of the deadly Cyclone Debbie, which has had significant impact on the mining industry in Queensland. Chinese metallurgical futures climbed by more than 7 percent to reach $255 a tonne on Wednesday. This sets the highest recorded level for the prices since December.

Mining company FMG ties up with Australian, Chinese universities for research model

Mining company Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) will be collaborating with universities from Australia and China to introduce a mining and cooperation innovation research model. The universities involved in the tie-up are University of Western Australia (UWA), the WA School of Mines at Curtin University, Central South University (CSU) in Changsha, and Sun Yat-San University in Guangzhou.

Australia’s trade surplus for February outdoes expectations

Australia reported a higher than expected seasonally adjusted trade surplus of $3.57 billion for the month of February. The rise was backed by increasing prices in iron ore and plunging imports of consumer goods, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Etsy launches caucus to help elevate microbusiness needs

Etsy announced the launch of the Congressional Microbusiness Caucus last month in an effort to elevate the requirements of microbusinesses. Formation of the bipartisan caucus was co-chaired by US Congressional representatives Barbara Comstock, Anna Eshoo, Tim Ryan and Patrick Tiberi.

Earthworks project in Western Australia to create 150 jobs

Mining services organisation MACA has been designated as the preferred tenderer for the bulk earthworks package at the Gruyere gold project in Western Australia. Nevertheless, the mining company will be named the official contractor in April. The work is expected to begin before the end of the current financial year.