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Health checks for mineworkers

Qld mineworker mandatory health checks

Queensland will introduce free, mandatory lung health checks for a broad range of mine workers in the metalliferous and quarry sector from today. While the mandatory health checks had been previously...

new mine safety regulator's report

NSW Mine Safety Regulator’s Report

The NSW mine safety regulator “Resources Regulator” has issued its annual report on activities for the 2018/209 period. The report provides detail on the range incidents and two...

Queensland coal mining man in old coal mine

Nothing to see here in Queensland mines

The Queensland Coal Mine Inquiry is peeling back a range of factors related to the Grosvenor Coal mine incident. Some should alarm underground mine workers, mine operators and the Queensland...

four fatal accidents in Queensland mine during 2019

Mine Inspection failure another mark against Lynham

“Tip-offs” of unannounced mine safety inspections, questions over the adequacy of emergency services in mining communities and evidence of Minister Lynham’s inaction have led Queensland’s...

Dale Last Opposition Mine Safety / natural resources and mines Spokesperson Queensland

MP angered over responses to mine safety

Mining companies, contractors and the mines regulators have been put on notice by Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dale Last, following day two of the Ministerial Board of Inquiry...

toughest mine safety and health system

Mine safety regulator’s ineffective systems

The Grosvenor Mine explosion has begun to unravel some interesting facts about the State of Queensland’s mining safety regulator. As I watched the inquiry unfold yesterday, I was truly shocked...

Chief Inspector of Mines Peter Newman

Qld Coal Mine Inquiry | Lack of mine safety inspectors

The Board of Inquiry into Queensland Grosvenor mine gas explosion has heard from Chief Inspector Peter Newman that the number of coal mine safety inspectors was well below the full number of...

Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry

Queensland Board of Inquiry calls witnesses

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry has called an extensive list of witnesses from Government, Unions and Anglo American to provide evidence in surrounding the underground gas explosion at...

Safety net tightens for resources workers

Safety net tightens for resources workers

Australia’s toughest mine safety laws take effect from 1st July with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if Queensland resources sector workers die because of their criminal negligence. Mines...

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