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Activists to take Alpha coal project to High Court

GVK Hancock are facing a brand new challenge, as green activists prepare to take the Alpha coal project to the High Court of Australia. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roach said...

Tighter laws to protect coal miners against black lung

Tighter rules to protect Queensland miners from coal workers pneumoconiosis will officially kick in from January 1. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr...

German Creek miners call for MP to help

German Creek miners have written to Capricornia MP Michelle Landry asking her to meet with workers who could face forced redundancies within two weeks. The request follows Anglo American’s most...

No safe level of coal dust exposure, researchers say

There may not be a safe level of coal dust exposure, University of Melbourne researchers have suggested. Since May last year, Queensland has confirmed 15 cases of Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (CWP)...

Michael Roche: Resources vital link for renewables

The following is an op-ed piece written by Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche.    Everything you do today will be possible thanks to the natural resources sector. The...

BLACK LUNG: X-rays to be “double-checked”

The Queensland Government has launched a boosted x-ray screening system, which will see coal miners’ x-rays “double-checked” overseas. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr...

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...

Infographic: The state of coal

Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; James Whitmore, The Conversation; Reema Rattan, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly...