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Argyle mine workers

Hundreds of jobs to end as mine shuts down for good

A multinational resources company is permanently closing down one of its most iconic operations in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Rio Tinto has begun shutting down its Argyle Diamond...

Blair Athol Coal Mine Has New Owner

TerraCom to buy Blair Athol mine

TerraCom has announced it’s wholly owned subsidiary Orion Mining will purchase the Blair Athol coal mine in Queensland from the Blair Athol coal joint venture (BACJV). At completion of the...

Eco Court Sign

Laws of the Land

Mine site environmental specialist Phil Abernethy writes about environmental legislation, in particular, state and territory that can impact on mining activities. STATE & TERRITORY LEGISLATION...

NSW mining company operations remain suspended

Young Mining’s suspension over unpaid environmental rehabilitation security deposits has been upheld in the NSW Supreme Court. The NSW Department of Industry’s Resources Regulator said...

Chain of Responsibility working group announced

Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles announced on Friday the membership of the Chain of Responsibility working group, to assist in developing a statutory guideline to complement the Environmental...

New QLD environmental laws to protect taxpayers

The Queensland Parliament passed stronger environmental laws last week to prevent Queensland taxpayers footing multi-million dollar environmental clean-up bills. The Environmental Protection (Chain...

Greens coal policy “destroying” jobs

The mining industry has rejected the Greens latest plan to deal with the “terminal decline” of the sector. Greens leader Dr Richard Di Natale released the plan on Tuesday, in response to...