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Former BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie

Controversial former mining boss granted knighthood

A contentious past head of a multinational resources company has been bestowed an honorary title for his contribution to the industry. Andrew Mackenzie recently received a knighthood according to the...

Carosue Dam Gold Mine workers

$16B merger will create a top 10 global mining giant

Two precious metal producers plan to combine their operations to become one of the world’s biggest and safest resources companies. Northern Star Resources and Saracen Mineral Holdings will...

Work fatality rate rising in WA

Work fatality rates are on the rise in Western Australia, according to the latest Safe Work Australia data. The data, which is based on work fatality rates per 100,000 workers over thirteen years to...

Work-related injuries killed 195 workers last year

Last year, 195 workers died from injuries received at work, according to Safe Work Australia’s latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report. The report highlights a positive downward...

Two injured after another Austar coalburst

Austar Coal Mine has experienced another dangerous coalburst which injured two workers in August, according to a NSW Department of Industry report. A similar incident occurred at the mine in 2014...

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Fatality-free year for mining and quarry industries

The Queensland metalliferous mining, quarrying and coal mining industries experienced a fatality-free year in 2015-16, according to the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health’s annual performance...

Worker killed at Pilbara mine

A 32-year-old worker has been killed at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Department of Mines and Petroleum confirmed the maintenance worker died at the Channar iron...

Boots out on Workers’ Memorial Day

Australians will be leaving their shoes out to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day and remember those who never came home from work. The CFMEU has called for members and supporters to put...