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Wollongong Coal fined $30,000 for water discharge

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Wollongong Coal $30,000 after the company’s Russel Vale coal mine discharged dirty water into Bellambi Gully last December. This fine is one...

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Funding for Moura miners’ memorial

Thirty years after the tragic Moura mine disaster, the Queensland Government has announced they will contribute to the building of the Moura Miners’ Memorial. Minister for State Development and...

DMP releases report into first fatality of 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have released a significant incident report into the death of a 32-year-old worker at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Lee Buzzard...

Semarco mine won’t reopen this year, BHP says

  BHP Billiton has said it was unlikely the Samarco iron ore mine would reopen, after the tragic events in November 2015 when two dam bursts. “Samarco makes an important contribution to...

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

Shoddy welding ‘will lead to deaths’

The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) has warned that Public safety is at risk unless Australian politicians legislate to enforce compliance with Australian standards for fabricated...

BLOG: Four ways to eliminate blame and not shift it

By Noel Hengelbrok, Safety Differently Many safety professionals may be supporting the proliferation of blame without knowing it. As we have found success in removing blame from the frontline...

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Fourth case of black lung confirmed in a week

A fourth case of black lung has been confirmed in less than a week, bringing the total number of coal miners diagnosed to 11. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines announced the latest victim...

Light vehicles recalled

Over the last month a number of light vehicle manufacturers have issued recall notices. Mitsubishi and Toyota have jointly recalled more than 750,000 passenger vehicles sold in Australia...

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