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Oil disaster firm’s new well plans rejected

The federal regulator has knocked back plans for a new well at Montara, the site of one of Australia’s worst oil disasters, after deciding the project’s environmental preparations were not up to...

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Depression and loneliness study: FIFO

Are you an Australian mining worker? Or do you know someone who is? Research at Central Queensland University is interested in Australian mining workers aged 18 years or over who are currently fly-in...

Good news for heavy vehicle on Eton Range

A successful heavy vehicle trial on Eton Range over the weekend has resulted in good news for local heavy vehicle operators. A trial was undertaken by Transport and Main Roads and NQ Group Heavy...

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Seventy-six Australian workers killed in 2017

Recent figures from Safe Work Australia show 76 Australian workers have been killed at work so far this year. The Transport, postal & warehousing workplaces have once again emerged as the most...

Gas/Coal ‘Clean Energy Target’ is a lie – ACF

The Australian Conservation Foundation is alarmed by reports that the Finkel review will recommend a so-called ‘Clean Energy Target’ (CET) that would allow for gas or even coal-fired power stations...

Treat minor burns by getting the facts straight

National Burns Awareness Month– 1-30 June 2017 Brenniston continues on its quest to make Australia safer throughout National Burns Awareness Month, by equipping Australians with First Aid supplies...

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A Checklist for Tender Health and Safety Requirements

Contractors and Smaller Companies often find Health and Safety requirements challenging. The requirements outlined in Tenders can be overwhelming.  The Deputy Chairman of the Safety Institute of...

Exercises Everyone Should Do

No matter your age or perceived ability, there are certain exercises that have incredible benefits for every body. These functional strength exercises mimic movements in our daily lives and help...

Action continues to tackle black lung disease

Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham today welcomed the Parliamentary Select Committee report into coal workers’ pneumoconiosis. “The Palaszczuk Government takes the health and...

Special standards set for coal miners’ doctors

Queensland’s coal mine workers will be assessed by specially registered medical professionals by the end of this year in the latest black lung disease reforms. Minister for Natural Resources and...

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Strong new laws to prevent worksite deaths

New laws will enable Queensland’s building regulator to take action where there is a threat to the safety of workers on building sites. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the...

New umpire will sort resources disputes

Landholders and resources companies will have an independent umpire to help resolve disputes over their negotiated agreements under legislation introduced into State Parliament yesterday. Minister...

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