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Did you know one in every three bites of the food we eat depends on bees for pollination? Whilst beekeeping is a relatively small industry; many may not understand just how vital bees are for the environment, playing a crucial role in the agricultural sector.

Despite being significant to maintain healthy ecosystems, bee populations are under threat. With habitat loss, pesticide poisoning, intensive farming practices and climate change causing a decline in bee populations globally, it’s more important than ever to protect bee colonies.

Macmahon’s Brisbane office identified a number of redundant office items which were destined for landfill including broken chairs, excess hole punchers and binding machines.

Local not for profit, World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS) was contacted and Macmahon’s redundant office equipment was given a second chance to be recycled and repurposed.

We are saddened to advise that Abdul Hakim, a Macmahon employee in Indonesia, died in an accident at our Batu Hijau gold and copper project on Friday 23 April 2021.

Bapak Abdul had worked at Batu Hijau since 2019, initially as part of the dry season works team, and then as a truck operator.

Fatalities always have a tragic impact and, in this case, Pak Abdul was a husband to Ibu Lis, and father to two young children, Nail (9 years) and Naila (5 years).

We extend our deepest sympathy and ongoing support to Pak Abdul’s family, friends and work colleagues.

Macmahon will contribute to a fund to support Pak Abdul’s family, and encourages employees who would like to assist to make a personal donation to the same fund. Donations can be made by:

• arranging a salary deduction through payroll (please contact your HR representative to obtain the appropriate form); or

• by transferring funds to the following Macmahon account:

Bank CBA
A/C Name: Macmahon Contractors
BSB: 066 000
A/C Number: 1150 7746
Reference: Abdul – Donations

The safety and wellbeing of our people is always our top priority and a thorough investigation into this tragic incident has commenced.

In the lead up to Christmas, Macmahon’s Sustainability Specialist, Marie-Louise ter Beek took the opportunity to support #OneSecond, pledging at least one second hand item for Christmas and encouraged friends, co-workers and family to commit too.

This year, the World’s Biggest Garage Sale is asking Australia to take #onesecond to think about their purchasing habits for the holidays. Imagine the impact if every Australian committed to purchasing at least one of their gifts second hand, and even more, if they knew their loved ones would be equally enthusiastic to receive these gifts.

From Australia’s east coast coal mines to remote gold projects in the west, Macmahon Holdings provides services for mining operations all over the nation. Its work to build up some of Australia’s top projects has led to it taking out the Epiroc Contract Miner of the Year title.

They might have looked tough, but two of Australia’s best professional fighters were in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this week to remind locals that mental illness does not discriminate.

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