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Is mining safety a journey or a destination?

OPINION  There is no doubt that there are some safety challenges facing the mining industry in Australia. While it’s clear that there are pockets of excellence with some outstanding initiatives...

North Goonyella Mine Fire:a tale of deception

OPINION: There’s an old saying “What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive.” That saying might just apply to one of the world’s largest coal miners who, in cahoots with the Queensland...

OPINION: What irks me about safety eyewear

When it comes to choosing safety eyewear there’s a so much in the market. Apart from the obvious compliance with the range of relevant standards like AS 1337, there is a range of important...

OPINION: So who’s to blame?

By John Ninness The four deaths in the Queensland coal mining industry over the last year is no doubt the worst fatality record for the industry in twenty years. While they appear as separate...