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Copper mine cops fine over river contamination

Operators of the Baal Gammon copper mine, west of Herberton in Qld, pleaded guilty to three charges last Thursday, relating to the unauthorised release of contaminated water into Jamie Creek and the...

Ranger Uranium Mine asked to explain safety breach

The Northern Territory branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has expressed concern that four drums used for uranium yellowcake transport have recently been found at a property...

WA mine safety awards open for nominations

WA’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) is calling for nominations in their annual Safety and Health Innovation Awards. The Awards recognise individuals, teams and companies who have...

Weipa mine evacuated over gas leak: one worker injured

A man has been treated in hospital after a gas leak at Rio Tinto’s bauxite operation at Weipa prompted an evacuation of the mine yesterday morning The man suffered freeze burn injuries to his...

Mines told to get ready for cyclone season

Mining and onshore petroleum operations throughout the North West of WA have been given a reminder to ensure their site is prepared for the State’s cyclone season by the DMP. Department of Mines and...

Abetz targets unions under new workplace laws

Key changes to workplace laws were announced by federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz on Friday, including union entry rights to worksites and the negotiation of wages and conditions for new...

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