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Miners memorial

Mining community to honour fallen colleagues online

Queensland’s annual memorial for fallen mine workers will be live streamed online for the general public for the first time in 2020. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said while this years’ service...

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...

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...

Board of Examiners

Senior miners join board

Four senior miners with more than 70 combined years of experience have joined the body that sets and maintains the standards for important safety roles in Queensland’s mines. Stephen Watts Mines...

Queensland mine safety inquiry

Finding the bottom line for mine safety in Queensland

OPINION The recent Grosvenor mine explosion near Moranbah in Central Queensland has once again refocussed public attention on mine safety in the State. Frankly, though I’m exhausted that the...

Dale Last MP

Ongoing mine safety issues must be addressed | MP says

The Queensland Shadow Minister for Queensland’s Mines and Quarries says the ongoing safety issues in mines and quarries must be addressed in the wake of the Grosvenor Mine explosion. This week...

Queensland mining safety legsilation

Queensland mining safety bill may weaken safety culture

The Queensland Government’s push for changes to mining safety legislation has come under fire from big miners, individuals and a range of leading organisations that will be responsible for applying...