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FIFO partners more likely to be depressed, study says

Partners of fly-in fly-out workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of...

Abducted workers from Nigeria released

The seven workers taken hostage from a Nigerian work site last week have been released. Three Australians and two New Zealanders were among the seven mine workers who were kidnapped from Macmahon...

Worker killed at Pilbara mine

A 32-year-old worker has been killed at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Department of Mines and Petroleum confirmed the maintenance worker died at the Channar iron...

Speed Radar

Speeding On-Sites Still An Issue

The hazards of speeding on mining and energy sites across Australians has been well documented and investigated over many years however, according to many site based HSE Officers, the problem still...

goonyella riverside miner dies in arc gouging incident

Infographic: The state of coal

Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; James Whitmore, The Conversation; Reema Rattan, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly...

Anti-CSG group challenges well expansion in Queensland

The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings against the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of 6100 CSG wells in Queensland. The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development...

Worker injured after being pinned by HOBO wrench

A worker received serious leg injuries after undergoing maintenance on a blast-hole drill rig. The maintenance fitter had removed the mast from the drill rig, and had disconnected the hydraulics from...

Worker’s fingers crushed by hydraulic bead breaker

A tyre fitter’s fingers have been partially amputated while operating a hydraulic bead breaker. According to an incident report by the Department of Mines and Petroleum, the worker was...

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...

Mining industry to lose 50,000 more jobs

The mining downturn is not over yet, with the National Australia Bank predicting 50,000 more jobs are likely to be shed. The NAB Group Economics report, The Mining ‘Cliff’ – How far have we...

Company fined $50,000 after worker loses both legs

An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure – a wholly owned...