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...]

New Umpire to Sort Resources Disputes

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Landholders and resources companies are a step closer to having a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes over their negotiated agreements following legislation introduced into State Parliament. Minister Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham told Parliament that the new Land Access … [Read more...]

NQ MPs Urged to Stick Up for Jobs


It’s time for State Labor MPs to look after their constituents, rather than allowing Labor’s left-leaning inner city green faction to derail the vital project, with Adani now deferring their final investment decision on a go-ahead. That’s the blunt message from Federal Member for Dawson George … [Read more...]

Lung Test Crackdown


Queensland’s 30,000 coal miners will have world-class lung function tests by the end of the year as the government moves to intorduce reform to tackle black lung disease. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says new accreditation standards for facilities and training standards for … [Read more...]

Blair Athol Mine Set to Begin – Again


Blair Athol Open Cut mine, the state’s oldest, is set to create up to 600 jobs when it starts operations from next month. In an announcement to the ASX TerraCom, mine owners says its wholly-owned subsidiary Orion Mining was now the mining titleholder for Blair Athol Coal Mine and it will … [Read more...]