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DNRM mine shaft

Industry urged to seal shafts before it is a hazard

The industry is being encouraged to seal mine shafts before they become a potential hazard. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) recently asked mining companies to ensure...

BMA Norwich Park Mine dump truck

Long shifts and drives blamed for brain injury

A mine operator has suffered major brain injuries after working long hours and driving for extended periods in Central Queensland. Dump truck operator Harold Kerle accused proponent BHP Billiton...

BHP Mount Arthur Coal Mine crash

Storm blamed for car crash leaving one injured

A State Government-funded agency has taken a page from 1980s pop music band Milli Vanilli, blaming the rain for causing a serious car crash. A worker recently suffered serious injuries after crashing...

Cudeco

Safety breach suspends $640m metal mine in NWQ

A Queensland metal producer has made a shock decision to terminate its managing director amid a health and safety breach at its $640 million mine in northwest Queensland. Cudeco’s Board...

Black Lung

Black lung – New Qld law to protect workers

Authorities have yielded to widespread concerns about the horrifying effects of black lung, and passed new rules to protect Queensland coal miners from the deadly disease. Queensland Parliament will...

New Queensland mining laws commence

From this week, landholders and miners have more certainty about their land access rights and responsibilities around resource developments. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural...

First female mine safety commissioner for QLD

A pioneering mining expert has become Queensland’s first female Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

Man in court over Hazelwood mine blaze

A man has faced court, accused of starting the fire that burned for 45-days at the Hazelwood Mine in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The 20 year-old from Gippsland, appeared in the Latrobe...

Hazelwood mine fire in the latrobe valley

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry reopened

The Victorian Government has reopened the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry to get to the bottom of community health concerns following the 2014 fire and consider rehabilitation at the Latrobe...