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Queensland mine safety commissioner's report

Mine Safety Commissioner’s tragic tale of woe

OPINION The Queensland Mine Safety Commissioner has released Queensland’s scorecard for 2018–19 on mining safety this week. Any way you look at it, it’s fundamentally a scorecard written...

Origin power station dust

Origin cops fine over dust emissions

The Environment Protection Authority has fined Origin Energy Eraring Pty Ltd $15,000 over alleged dust emissions from the Eraring Power Station at Lake Macquarie in October last year. EPA Regional...

mine safety complaints

Safety-related complaints increase in Queensland

Mining safety complaints to the mining safety regulator have risen substantially in Queensland according to the Minister responsible for Mining Safety, Dr Anthony Lynham. Dr Lynham said today that...

Queensland mining safety legsilation

Queensland mining safety bill may weaken safety culture

The Queensland Government’s push for changes to mining safety legislation has come under fire from big miners, individuals and a range of leading organisations that will be responsible for applying...

Kevin Anderson NSW Workplace Health & Safety law reforms

Changes flagged for NSW Work Health & Safety Laws

The NSW Government has proposed a range of reforms for work health and safety laws in a new Bill that will see a range of significant changes including the incorporation of manslaughter prosecutions...

lost time injury mining

Are we ‘cooking the books’ on lost time injuries?

There has been a long held perception in the mining industry that lost time injury and lost time injury frequency rates fail to report the real state of safety in the industry. As many appreciate, a...