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First female mine safety commissioner for QLD

A pioneering mining expert has become Queensland’s first female Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

Mining industry to lose 50,000 more jobs

The mining downturn is not over yet, with the National Australia Bank predicting 50,000 more jobs are likely to be shed. The NAB Group Economics report, The Mining ‘Cliff’ – How far have we...

Company fined $50,000 after worker loses both legs

An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure – a wholly owned...

Underground worker crushed in IT work basket

A worker received serious head injuries after being crushed between an integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and the roof of excavation. Two servicemen were in the work basket removing pipe...

Labour hire worker exploitation revealed in court

The exploitation of working people in the Bowen Basin and Queensland’s labour hire industry will be the focus of a Parliamentary hearing in Mackay today. The hearings of the Finance and...

Radio segment focuses on safety

A new regional radio show in Western Australia will feature safety segments sponsored by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has thrown its support...

Contamination concerns after CSG wells flood

Two tanks containing CSG waste water have been tipped over in flooding waters, raising concerns about possible contamination of the Nepean River southwest of Sydney. A number of AGL’s coal seam...

Wind-powered device improving safety on site

  A WIND-powered device is being developed in South Australia to help maintain visibility and safety for workers on mine sites. The Spinflector is a device to clean reflectors on delineator...

Gas-powered haul trucks on the cards: McKinsey report

The country’s rich gas industry is expected to play a significant role in Australia’s energy future, according to a new report by McKinsey Australia. Christiaan Heyning, who co-authored The role of...

Linc Energy files for bankruptcy

Linc Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for it’s US oil and gas business. The company filed voluntary petitions for relief for each of it’s subsidiaries under Chapter 11 of the...

BLOG: Speaking truth to power

By Ron Gantt, Safety Differently “They tell us to do these things, but they don’t want to know how we get them done.” Others in the focus group nodded in agreement. Myself, I was taken a bit aback by...

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