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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But the Weipa bandy-bandy is likely to be immediately classified as endangered or even critically endangered because of potential habitat loss caused by mining.
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.
A small number of infrastructure projects subsequently received support, such as a $3.27 million loan to Queensland to assist with the development of a harbour at Weipa, but federal funding for projects categorised as Northern Australia schemes actually dropped from $22.3 million (1963-64) to $12 million (1965-66).
The miner was set upon by a crocodile when it lunged at him at a creek near the isolated town of Weipa in the far north of Queensland.
Bairstow reportedly told Weipa Hospital staff that he held on to mangroves and punched the animal with bare fists "for about 15 minutes" before locals heard his cries and ran to his aid to help drag him to safety.
The $74.1 million NPF--which was recently identified by the United Nations as a global model for sustainable fisheries management--produces banana prawns and tiger prawns from a fishing ground extending from Weipa in far north Queensland to Cape Londonderry in northern Western Australia.
The events at CRA/Rio Tinto's New Zealand Aluminium Smelter (NZAS), Hamersley Iron, followed soon after at Comalco's (15) Bell Bay and Weipa operations, demonstrate the accuracy of this analysis, plus four other vital ingredients in the company's deunionisation recipe, generally overlooked in the literature: firstly, the congruence of economic conditions conducive to management's generation of a climate of fear and uncertainty amongst the workforce over job security; secondly, an appropriate political/legal environment to assist deunionisation; thirdly, the importance for management to demonstrate power and effective leadership, in Rio Tinto's case, reinforced by the adoption of a peculiar organisational theory; and finally, a weakened, disunited, or hesitant union movement.
Thomson helped a carpenter, Ian Motton, who lived at Weipa Presbyterian Mission, to buy a sewing machine for his wife and a radio for himself with his earnings.
Weipa's new hostel will replace an existing facility that currently houses 20 Aboriginal high-school students, some of whom are from communities so remote that they arrive on charter flights, returning home only in the holidays.
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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.