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Investigation into illegal minin

An investigation into alleged illegal mining in NSW

Excavation site adjacent to Frazers Creek On 16 November 2020, Resources Regulator Inspectors accompanied by NSW Police, entered a property on Rickey’s Lane, Sapphire (near Inverell) after it was...

China launches coal mining safety checks

China launches coal mining safety checks

China has launched a safety inspection effort targeting all working coal mines and coal-mining projects after several recent fatal accidents, a statement by its State Council, or cabinet, showed on...

No prosecution over Yallourn power station death

WorkSafe Victoria’s decision not to prosecute over the death of Graeme Edwards at EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station two years ago is a denial of justice for Graeme and a blow to workers’...

Mining accident china

22 sentenced for deadly mine accident in China

A local court has sentenced 22 people to jail for their involvement in a mine accident that left 22 dead and 28 injured in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2019. Photo taken on Feb...

drug offences

Mine trainer convicted of drug offences

A Moranbah mine trainer and assessor has been convicted of drug offences after he was found to be using 1g of MDMA which he claimed was for personal use to deal with anxiety issues caused from his...

WHS laws

Deputy Premier of NSW reports on review of WHS laws

The report on the statutory review of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (WHS (MPS) laws) was...

glencore hunter valley

Glencore plans to lay off contractors in Hunter Valley

Glencore, the world’s biggest thermal coal trader, said on Monday it plans to lay off contractors at its coal operations in Hunter Valley, Australia’s New South Wales state due to due to ‘prolonged’...

natural disaster preparation is critical for mines

Forces of nature

Natural disaster preparation for mines In a land beset with floods, droughts, cyclones, bushfires and dust storms that can shut down a city, it’s vital for mine sites to be fore-warned and properly...