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Contractor killed at CQ mine

A 55-year-old man was fatally injured at Glencore’s Newlands coal mine, near Glenden, on Tuesday morning. The contractor was conducting maintenance work at the site’s coal handling and...

Increase in international exhibitors at QME 2016

The dust has settled at the Mackay Showgrounds after another successful Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition. While crowds were smaller than they have been in previous years, thousands of...

Callide power station owner placed into receivership

The Callide C Power Station in Central Queensland will continue to operate as normal despite it’s owner, IG Power (Callide) Limited, being placed into receivership on June 14. The company owns...

Blair Athol Coal Mine Has New Owner

Central Queensland mine to re-open

One hundred new jobs are expected to be created as one of Queensland’s oldest mines re-opens. Junior miner TerraCom has announced it has purchased the Blair Athol coal mine, through its wholly...

Labour hire worker exploitation revealed in court

The exploitation of working people in the Bowen Basin and Queensland’s labour hire industry will be the focus of a Parliamentary hearing in Mackay today. The hearings of the Finance and...

Proposed Hillalong coal mine to create local jobs

A proposed mine in Central Queensland will create more than 350 local jobs if approved. Shandong Energy’s Hillalong Coal Project will be located near Nebo in the Bowen Basin. The open-cut mine...

$31m power station overhaul creates 350 jobs in CQ

A massive $31 million overhaul of the Callide B Power Station, approved by the Queensland Government, will see 350 direct jobs created in the region. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the $31 million...

Anglo American sells Foxleigh mine

Anglo American has announced the sale of its Foxleigh coal mine in Central Queensland. The company announced on Monday that they had entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with a consortium led...

CQ miner seeks $2.5m after horrific crash

A Central Queensland mine worker is suing three companies for $2.5 million after receiving brain damage in a car crash. Norwich Park machine operator Harold Kerle was driving home to Monto from a...

Sacked Cockatoo Coal workers remain unpaid

More than 70 workers sacked from Cockatoo Coal’s Baralaba coal operation seven weeks ago are still waiting to be paid their entitlements. The workers were laid off from the operation, located...