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Sea creature named after FIFO workers

A new nudibranch species discovered off the Western Australian coast has been named after fly-in fly-out workers. The Moridilla fifo is a brightly coloured orange sea slug, likened to mine workers...

Ten years since Beaconsfield miners rescued

Ten years ago today, Brant Webb and Todd Russell stepped outside of the Beaconsfield mine and clocked off after two weeks trapped underground. At 9.26pm on April 25, 2006, the miners became entombed...

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...

Methane explosion at Russian mine kills 36

The death toll from an explosion which ripped through the Severnaya mine in Arctic Russia has reached 36. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, has been described as the worst mining disaster in...

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Moranbah miner assaulted in sleep to claim compo

A man who was beaten in his sleep at a Moranbah mining camp has been given the go-ahead to apply for compensation. The Industrial Court of Queensland dismissed an appeal by Mackay employer Civeo Pty...

FIFO worker spreads awareness with countrywide ride

FORMER FIFO worker Warren Hepworth knows all too well the lonely life of working long shifts away from home. The mining contractor from Perth, who up until recently, was often working 14 hours a day...

Miner loses battle over beard

AN Adelaide man has been left in a prickly situation, after losing a battle with BHP Billiton for unfair dismissal when he was shaved from the company for having a beard. The Fair Work Commission...

Glencore to axe 75 jobs from NSW mine

GLENCORE has announced 75 workers will be made redundant from Ulan West mine, in western New South Wales. The company said they are implementing a number of changes across their New South Wales and...

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Be smart – Be tenacious

Whatever your opinion might be about the current state of the coal sector, there’s a silver lining setting us up for a prosperous future. And that is the continuous flood of business innovation. When...

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