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Redundancy pay could be capped for coal miners

Redundancy pay could be capped at nine years for coal miners if a Fair Work Commission move is successful. Every four years the Black Coal Mining Industry Award, which outlines the minimum terms and...

MP “attacks” union’s jobs campaign

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has “attacked” Central Queensland workers’ campaign for steady jobs, according to the CMFEU. The union has put pressure on the government...

Highwall mining to commence at Isaac Plains

Stanmore Coal has announced they have awarded a contract to UGM to begin highwall mining operations at Isaac Plains. The company bought the Bowen Basin mine for $1 in November, and started operations...

First female mine safety commissioner for QLD

A pioneering mining expert has become Queensland’s first female Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

Adani may abandon $16b Carmichael coal project

Adani may abandon the proposed $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin if the proposed project is faced with any more hurdles. In his first interview with Australian media, Gautam Adani...

Hume Coal will not appeal NSW Land Court ruling

Hume Coal has announced they will not appeal ruling by NSW Land and Environment Court blocking land access. The mining company announced last week they have ruled out seeking leave to appeal the May...

STUDY: Coal dust is harming coral

A new study has revealed coal dust in the ocean can kill coral and slow the growth of seagrasses and fish. “Corals exposed to the highest concentrations of coal dust died within two weeks,” says...

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...