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Thousands of new jobs in regional Queensland have come a major step closer with approval of the mining leases for the $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine and rail project in the State’s Galilee Basin. Premier Annastascia Palaszczuk said Minister for...

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Serious head laceration leads to investigation

A mine operator received a serious head injury from a damaged roof support strap, prompting an investigation by the NSW Mine Safety Investigation Unit. The incident occurred on January 22 at the...

Charges laid over Mt Lyell mine deaths

The operator and site manager of Tasmania’s Mount Lyell copper mine have been charged for a fatality two years ago. The Copper Mines of Tasmania operation was closed in January 2014, leaving...

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Two new cases of black lung, union says

The CFMEU has revealed two more central Queensland miners have been diagnosed with black lung disease, news the Department of Natural Resources and Mines has denied. District president Stephen Smyth...

Land court rejects Adani’s case against activists

The Land Court has today rejected Indian mining giant Adani’s bid to make a conservation group pay legal fees for a failed court challenge against it’s $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine...

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Laws of the land

Mine site environmental specialist Phil Abernethy writes about environmental legislation, in particular, state and territory that can impact on mining activities. STATE & TERRITORY LEGISLATION...

QLD mines to end 100% FIFO under new legislation

Queensland mines will have to ditch 100% fly-in fly-out and hire locally under proposed Queensland Government legislation. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh to retire

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will step down in July, with Copper and Coal chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques taking his place. Mr Walsh, who has been in the job for three-and-a-half years...

DMP develops guide to help manage psychosocial risks

A new audit and accompanying guide developed by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) will help to identify and manage psychosocial risks in Western Australia’s resources industry. DMP...

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