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Millenium and Mavis Downs mine explosion

Footage shows coal mine blasting in slow motion

An integrated resources company caught a controlled explosion on camera at one of its Central Queensland coal operations. M Mining released impressive, first-blast footage of a new pit under...

Blockade Australia

Serial anti-coal protestor jailed for one year

A demonstrator will spend the next 12 months behind bars for repeatedly interfering with mining operations. Eric Herbert was arrested and sentenced without parole for preventing coal trains from...

Curragh Coal Mine

Second coal mine worker dies in less than two years

Authorities are investigating the latest workplace death at a Central Queensland coal operation. Queensland Police, the State Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and more want to know...

Worker dies months after coal mine reopens

Workmates and loved ones are mourning the loss of an underground coal mine employee who died on the job. Mastermyne Group confirmed the worker became fatally injured at Sojitz Corporation’s...

Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Mine

Coal mine temporarily closes due to COVID

An Asia-backed coal operation faced short-term delays due to the deadly disease. One employee, who initially tested positive to COVID-19, temporarily closed Idemitsu Australia’s Boggabri Coal...

Record growth in Queensland exploration industry expected to continue

Queensland resources sector powers on

A quarterly report into the performance of Queensland’s resources sector due for release mid-April will show Queenslanders can continue to rely on resources to help the state recover from COVID-19...

Black Lung

Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...

hazard register for western australian mines

Two injured after another Austar coalburst

Austar Coal Mine has experienced another dangerous coalburst which injured two workers in August, according to a NSW Department of Industry report. A similar incident occurred at the mine in 2014...

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