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whistleblower definition and whistleblower policies

Whistleblower protection laws passed

New laws requiring organisations to protect whistleblowers and implement whistleblowing policies have passed through the Australian Government and is expected to come into effect on 1 July. On 19...

excavator safety boom failure can be catastrophic

Excavator safety | Excavators are not rock breakers

The WA DMIRS has issued a warning to mines in a Mine Safety Bulletin regarding the use of excavators as rock breakers following a high potential incident in June 2018. The catastrophic failure of...

dozer buried in stockpile

Dozer buried in a stockpile | Mining Incident

In a reported incident this week a dozer operating on a stockpile encountered a void that resulted in the dozer buried in a stockpile. The NSW Resources Regulator has confirmed that  “While...

industrial manslaughter proposed in Victoria

Minerals Council caution on industrial manslaughter

The Minerals Council of Australia has cautioned the Victorian Government on its’ proposed industrial manslaughter laws saying that the new laws will give rise to unintended consequences which...

Simtars in India

Queensland Government’s Simtars launches into India

The Indian Government and Prime Minister Narendra Modhi have given approval to the cabinet for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Queensland Government’s Safety in Mines...

ammonium nitrate trucking

Government sues ammonium nitrate trucking company

The Queensland State government has commenced an action against an ammonium nitrate trucking company for almost $8 million in damages following a road train explosion in 2014 near Charleville. The...

saraji mine

Department launches investigation into Saraji Incident

In the lead up to the funeral of miner Allan Houston next Monday, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate has announced an investigation into the incident that claimed his life at the BMA Saraji Mine on...

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