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Fortescue dismisses contractor over death of a worker

The death of a worker last month has prompted Fortescue Metals Group to invoke their contractual right to take back management of its Christmas Creek ore processing plant from contractor Crushing...

Qld miners may lose compo for travel injuries

Queensland miners injured on their way to and from work could soon lose the right to workers compensation as WorkCover Queensland looks to reign in the spiraling cost of claims. The Courier Mail...

Hundreds gather in Townsville for Miners Memorial Day

Hundreds of people have gathered to honour the lives of more than 1470 workers killed during three centuries of mining in Queensland. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said he...

$40,000 grants for health and wellbeing projects

Queensland mine operators and mine service companies are being invited to apply for up to $40,000 to fund initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of workers. Funded projects must...

$70,000 safety scholarship on offer

New researcher pursuing a higher degree and interested in workplace health and safety are encouraged to apply for SafeWork SA’s WHS Supplementary Scholarships. “In order to help increase awareness...

Mining snubbed by Abbott in new cabinet lineup

The mining sector has been snubbed by the incoming Abbott Government with this country’s biggest money-maker being lumped into the ‘Industry’ portfolio. Meanwhile ‘Sport’ gets a portfolio all of its...

Coalition expected to make changes to WHS

According to the National Safety Council of Australia, some workplace health and safety changes are likely now that the Coalition has won federal government. The Council claims bullying laws and the...

Crackdown on poor management in the Pilbara

Management and supervision at mine sites in the Pilbara is being scrutinized by the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) Mines Safety Branch during a targeted campaign this month. The crackdown...

Have your say on new Qld mine safety laws

Comment is being sought from miners on proposed amendments to Queensland’s mine safety and health legislation. The proposed reforms include: an increase in the number of coal industry safety...

Free training to help reduce suicide in mining sector

On World Suicide Prevention Day today, beyondblue announced it will provide male-dominated workplaces with free or heavily-subsidised training sessions to improve the mental health of workers across...

What will Tony Abbott do for Mining?

Are you still basking in the afterglow of Saturday’s frenzied outbreak of democracy? Or are you, like me, quietly fuming that your local P&C Association failed to conduct a sausage sizzle at...

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