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A blitz on safety will occur in the mining sector next week

NSW mining embraces for statewide blitz on safety

The NSW mining industry will come under increased scrutiny next week after the NSW regulator announced a blitz on safety across the mining sector. “We will conduct a state-wide compliance blitz...

A big thumbs down for the Queensland state budget in respect of mining safety

Queensland budget | Mine safety a token gesture

The Queensland state budget has failed to address significant on-going concerns for the safety and health of mineworkers according to members of parliament and a long term safety advocate. Jason...

contravention of mining act - mudgee stone to face court again

Contravention of Mining Act charges for Mudgee Stone

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Resources Regulator has commenced prosecution proceedings against Mudgee Stone Co Pty Ltd and one of its directors for an alleged contravention of the...

new solar regulations requiring only electricians to install solar panels squashed by Queensland COurt

Queensland solar regulations disallowed by Court

New solar regulations that regulated who can mount, locate, fix or remove solar panels in a solar farm of 100kW or greater have been disallowed by the Queensland Supreme Court. The Electrical Safety...

regulatory capture in mining

Managing Regulatory Capture in Mine Safety Inspection

Regulatory capture is real. The Australian Banking Royal Commission has highlighted blatant failure by regulators to prevent illegal activities on behalf of many Government institutions that are...

fair work audits check pay

Fair work audits remote communities

Fair Work has continued with a range of compliance audits across businesses in remote communities in Australia, including those in the mining communities. The Fair Work Ombudsman recently completed...

Workplace Health and Safety CFMEU

CFMEU and Regulator’s convenient relationship

The relationship between the CFMEU and a Queensland workplace health and safety regulator has been labelled a relationship of convenience following reports that the regulator colluded with the CFMEU...

mining safety legislation NSW

Mining Safety Legislation | New South Wales

Are you searching through for the latest regulatory information on mine safety or mining environmental protection in New South Wales? We have assembled the latest links to mining safety legislation...