Mining Keeps Australia Afloat Amid Pandemic



The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the entire globe, changing the way people work and live, including the mining industry. Salomae Haselgrove investigates how the mining industry has supported the Australian economy during a time of crisis.

While industries such as hospitality, tourism and entertainment almost completely shut down, mining has been deemed an essential service, therefore a key primary industry keeping the Australian economy afloat during the pandemic.

Being an essential industry, however, did not mean that mines avoided changes in the way they operated during the pandemic.

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