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Australian injury deaths too high

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a new report today highlighting trends in injury deaths for the period 1999-2015 across the Australian population. Of particular...

World Mental Health Day

Today marks World Mental Health Day, a day created to shed a more positive light on mental health and to address the fact that one in five Australian are affected by mental illness.   We sat...

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Union in Support of Peabody’s Efforts

The CFMEU has come out in support of Peaboy’s efforts in management of the North Goonyella coal mine fire. CFMEU Safety and Health Inspector Steve Woods said efforts to manage the event were...

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Mine dust victims want companies to pay levy

Mine dust victims are calling on Queensland coal companies to pay a levy on coal production to assist workers afflicted by mine dust diseases. The Mine Dust Victims Group has proposed the coal...

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Re-entry to Pike River Mine to recover 29 bodies

Bringing home the boys from Pike River mine Re-entry to Pike River Mine in the NZ to recover the bodies of 29 miners, who perished in a mine explosion in November 2010, is likely to occur before...

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Mining innovation ideas could win a $1M investment

A Canadian based gold miner is offering up to 1 million dollars (CAD) investment in mining innovation ideas and technologies that will disrupt the way we traditionally undertake a range of mining...

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Goonyella Gossip : Mr Peabody stays silent

OPINION & GOSSIP: It’s been a tumultuous week for Mr Peabody and the gang. Managing a mine fire is not easy business, even if you’re one of the world’s largest and most...

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Safety professionals “not influential”

Research into how companies seek to achieve safety objectives revealed that many may be failing because safety professionals are not engaged at a strategic level. Back in 2015, the Safety Institute...

North Goonyella Mine Fire:a tale of deception

OPINION: There’s an old saying “What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.” That saying might just apply to one of the world’s largest coal miners who, in cahoots with the Queensland...

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Exploding air tool kills US driller

A 40 year old US based drilling contractor has been killed from an exploding air tool at an underground zinc mine. The employee was a contractor working for Major Drilling Group International who...

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