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Queensland mine safety inquiry

Former coal manager joins inquiry board

 A former coal miner-turned-senior mine safety executive will join the Queensland board of inquiry investigating recent methane gas incidents in the State’s underground coal mines. Mines Minister Dr...

Frictional ignition warning at coal mines

Frictional ignitions at a Queensland underground

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued an alert regarding recent frictional ignition events at a Queensland mine. In a brief issued to industry on the 14th April 2020, a senior undergound mines...

minister lynham

Last jobs for Minister Lynham on mine safety

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dale Last, has sent a blunt message to Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Minister, Anthony Lynham. Mr Last said, given his failure to address safety...

Queensland mine safety commissioner's report

Mine Safety Commissioner’s tragic tale of woe

OPINION The Queensland Mine Safety Commissioner has released Queensland’s scorecard for 2018–19 on mining safety this week. Any way you look at it, it’s fundamentally a scorecard written...