Miners Memorial Day

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The annual Collinsville Memorial Day is coming up this Friday the 13th of October. Each year the Collinsville community gathers to remember the true cost of coal by commemorating those who have died in Collinsville Mines This years’ event begins at 5.00pm. At that time, the town siren will … [Read more...]

Bowen Basin Collaboration to Boost Jobs

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Bowen Basin mining and support companies and businesses will collaborate to find solutions to challenges facing the industry as a new program is launched in Mackay today. State Development Minister Anthony Lynham says the pilot METS Ignited Bowen Basin Cluster Program is aimed at encouraging … [Read more...]

Carmichael FIFO Hub Decision Welcomed

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The State Government has welcomed Adani Australia’s decision to pick both Townsville and Rockhampton as the cities to host fly-in fly-out (FIFO) hubs for the Carmichael Coal project in the State’s Galilee Basin. Agriculture Minister and Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne says the outcome is … [Read more...]

New FIFO Law for Regional Communities

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The State government delivered on its election commitment this week to legislate against 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces on large resource projects near regional communities. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham sys the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill … [Read more...]

Stronger Workers Comp for Black Lung Sufferers

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Laws that deliver stronger workers’ compensation protections for Queenslanders with black lung and associated dust diseases have been passed in state parliament. The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis) and Other Legislation Bill 2017 passed the house yesterday … [Read more...]

Mine Rehabilitation is Achievable

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A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that site rehabilitation is achievable with Environment Minister Steven Miles today singing the praises of mining companies. “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central … [Read more...]

Katter Takes on Fight for Coal

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Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has hit back at politicans who he says are creating the collapse of economies by anti-coal mining stands. Speaking in Mackay this week Mr Katter says he is warning the CFMEU won’t lie down and let “The ALP belt the hell out of the coal industry”. “Mackay, … [Read more...]

Carmichael Mine Confirmed

Adani chairman Gautam Adani

Adani has given the go-ahead to the first stage of the $US16 billion Carmichael mine with an announcement from Adani chairman Gautam Adani. “I am proud to announce the project has final investment decision approval which marks the official start of one of the largest single Infrastructure — … [Read more...]

Adani Coal Pollution- “Exaggerated”

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A Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Report has found that activist claims that Adani had polluted beaches near its Abbot Point coal port are an exaggeration. The Department has released its report into the discovery of coal sediment samples Dingo Beach, off Abbot Point, following … [Read more...]