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Coroner investigation into death of Paul Maguire at Anglo Coal Grasstree Mine

Inquest to Anglo coal mine death

The Queensland Coroner has scheduled a pre-inquest conference at Mackay into the death of Anglo Coal electrician Paul McGuire who tragically passed away at Grasstree mine following exposure to...

Mining Automation displacing workers

Thoughts on automation displacing workers

The recent moves by miners to automate mining equipment through technology has created significant debate among mineworkers regarding the loss of jobs and the impacts on regional communities...

cfmeu mining and energy queensland Stephen Smyth talks on the automation of mining trucks at Goonyella Riverside mine

CFMEU says 340 jobs will go at Goonyella Riverside

The CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth says that 340 jobs will go at the BMA Goonyella Riverside mine as the automation of mining trucks rolls out. Alarmingly, he has also...

Stephen Smyth from the CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland Division

CFMEU wants action on safety

The CFMEU Queensland Division Chief, Stephen Smyth, says he wants more action on safety in the midst of a rising debate regarding a parliamentary inquiry. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District...

Midldemount mine tragedy - David John Routlege has been named as the deceased miner

Middlemount mine tragedy | Experienced miner named

The Chief Executive Officer of a Middlemount mine has released the details of the miner who passed away in yesterday’s Middlemount mine tragedy. Gerrie Jordaan, CEO Middlemount Coal said today...

Anglo refuses to rule out hiring armed guards

German Creek miners are concerned Anglo American will employ armed security guards to intimidate workers striking at the Middlemount mine, according to the CMFEU. The union wrote to Anglo American’s...