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Blockade Australia

Serial anti-coal protestor jailed for one year

A demonstrator will spend the next 12 months behind bars for repeatedly interfering with mining operations. Eric Herbert was arrested and sentenced without parole for preventing coal trains from...

Yarwun Alumina Refinery

Resources giant begins phasing out gas in Central Qld

A multinational mining company is introducing clean energy to replace fossil resources. Rio Tinto is investigating ways to replace liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its Yarwun Alumina Refinery, 12km...

Andrew Forrest

Mining magnate censured for criticising fossil fuels

An iron ore mogul was widely rebuked after suggesting everyone who works for the resources industry is behind the times. Andrew Forrest unleashed an angry tirade against industry peers at the 2021...

Glencore coal

Coal jobs predicted to disappear in 2041

A growing list of countries committing to carbon neutrality could significantly impact on the coal industry in the next 20 years, a new report found. Virtually all coal mine workers will have no...

Meandu Coal Mine

State-run proponent will exit coal assets

A Queensland Government-owned corporation has decided to pull the plug on coal. Stanwell Corporation confirmed it would shut down all of its coal assets and transition to renewable energy and storage...

Anglo American Aquila Coal Mine

Multinational mining companies transition away from coal

Two global resources producers have announced plans to begin exiting their coal operations. Anglo American and South32 decided it is neither environmentally nor financially sustainable to keep mining...

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