Weipa


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Weipa

 

a settlement in Australia, on Cape York Peninsula, in the state of Queensland. Bauxite is mined (about 10 million tons in 1974). Part of the bauxite is used in the production of aluminum oxide at Gladstone and Weipa. The rest is exported to Japan, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany.

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The dominant land zone in the region is the Weipa Plateau, a distinctive regolith characterised by extensive deposits of bauxite and ironstone, with thin soils clad by open Eucalyptus spp.
Both Karl Stewart, Managing Director of Comalco Smelting, and Macdonald, the company's management consultant, provided detailed defences of the individualisation of the employment relationship through the use of staff contracts in evidence before the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (the Commission) during the Weipa and Boyne cases.
48) The remoteness of the north Queensland denominational missions--Mitchell River, Edward River, Aurukun, Weipa, Mapoon on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, Lockhart River, Hopevale and Yarrabah on the east coast--and Bamaga and Palm Island government settlements, coupled with these powers meant that residents' lives were tightly controlled and it was difficult to get any information from these missions to the outside world.
He is currently employed by Rio Tinto Alcan as a heritage manager and is based at Weipa in Queensland, and is an honorary associate in archaeology at La Trobe University.
RioCOs Weipa bauxite mine - the largest operation of its kind in the world - is situated slightly to the north of ChalcoCOs undeveloped Aurukun deposit on Cape York Peninsula about 900km north-west of Cairns.
Rio Tinto Plc (LSE: RIO) (ASX: RIO) (NYSE:RTP), a UK-based mineral resources company, has announced an intension to develop a new bauxite operation to the south of the existing Weipa bauxite mine and port in Australia.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Indigenous Land Corporation were planning to finance the building of three hostels in three mining towns--Borroloola, Weipa and Nhulunbuy (or possibly Yirrkala)--so that Aboriginal children from remote locations could attend high school in the mining towns.
His experience in the aluminium business includes overseeing the upgrade of Comalco's New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS), the development of the company's bauxite mine at Weipa on Australia's Cape York Peninsula, and the $1 bn expansion of the Boyne smelter at Gladstone.
15) Ruth Bray was a mission nurse on the Presbyterian mission at Weipa.
Prior to bauxite mining at Weipa, Australia, the native eucalypt forest is removed and the Brown Kandosol (Isbell 2002) preserved for revegetation.
semisulcatus) fishing regions of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF), (namely Weipa, east of Mornington Island, north of Mornington Island, west of Mornington Island, north of Vanderlin Islands, south of Groote Eylandt, north of Groote Eylandt, and Melville Island) (Fig.
Finalised in 2001, the agreement covers areas of land in and around Weipa on Cape York Peninsula, the site of a Comalco alumina mine.