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MacFarlane answers questions on mine safety

On the eve of the closure of one of Queensland’s largest and most successful mine safety conference, Australasian Mine Safety Journal put some questions to the Hon Ian MacFarlane (Chief...

Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

Anti-CSG group challenges well expansion in Queensland

The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings against the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of 6100 CSG wells in Queensland. The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development...

Land court rejects Adani’s case against activists

The Land Court has today rejected Indian mining giant Adani’s bid to make a conservation group pay legal fees for a failed court challenge against it’s $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine...

CFMEU launch Black Lung campaign

With up to nine suspected cases of Black Lung feared in Queensland, the CFMEU have kicked off a campaign to see an end to the deadly disease. CFMEU Queensland Mining and Energy division President...

Minister to conduct review in health screening of miners

Minister for Mines and Natural Resources Dr Anthony Lynham has decided to conduct a review into the system of health screening of mine workers in Queensland to establish if improvements need to be...

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Queensland FIFO Review released

The Queensland Government has released a review of fly-in fly out mines in the state, which has presented eight recommendations to the mining industry. The state government commissioned the FIFO...

QRC launches Mental Health Blueprint

The Queensland Resources Council has launched a landmark Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing as a guide for best practice for the sector that employs tens of thousands of Queenslanders. QRC...

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...

AMSJ April 2022