Australia’s giant mining machines falling silent

The glut of idle mining equipment building up in Western Australia is symbolic of the major competitiveness issue faced by Australia's resources sector – companies must regain control.

A large segment of one of Western Australia’s great boom industries, mining plant hire, is now on its knees.

Over the last five years as the mining boom ramped up, renting mining equipment was a high margin lucrative business that attracted many entrants.

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