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Victoria bans unconventional gas exploration

In a national first, the Victorian Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas, including fracking and coal seam gas. The permanent...

$12m oil and gas training facility for WA

The first sod of soil has been turned on the $12 million second stage of an internationally recognised oil and gas training facility in Western Australia. Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce...

Mining industry to lose 50,000 more jobs

The mining downturn is not over yet, with the National Australia Bank predicting 50,000 more jobs are likely to be shed. The NAB Group Economics report, The Mining ‘Cliff’ – How far have we...

Victorian power station worker hospitalised

A Victorian power station worker was hospitalised last week after becoming trapped in a pipe. The RTL Mining and Earthworks employee became stuck at 1.40pm on Wednesday while working in a trench at...

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BLACK LUNG: Eight cases confirmed

An eighth case of Black Lung disease has been publicly confirmed today, making it the second coal miner in less than a week to be diagnosed with the deadly disease. The contract worker, who has asked...

As many as 12 miners could have black lung, union says

A seventh case of Black Lung disease has been announced this week, with confirmation coming that the latest case is a 55-year-old miner with a long history working in Queensland coal mines. CFMEU...

BREAKING: Seventh coal miner diagnosed with black lung

Another Queensland coal worker has been diagnosed with coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, bringing the number of confirmed cases to seven. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham told...

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