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Black lung victim: ‘I thought I was safe’

The following is a statement from Paul Head, 55, who is Australia’s first open cut miner to be diagnosed with black lung disease.  I’ve worked in coal mining for 31 years, I worked at the...

Another win for the Alpha coal mine

The Alpha coal mine has cleared another hurdle today, with the Queensland Court of Appeal dismissing an appeal from an environmental group. Conservation group Coast and Country had challenged a...

Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

Large-scale solar projects to create more than 500 jobs

Queensland is set for a solar jobs bonanza following the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s announcement of support for six large-scale solar generation projects in the state. Premier Annastacia...

Contractor killed at CQ mine

A 55-year-old man was fatally injured at Glencore’s Newlands coal mine, near Glenden, on Tuesday morning. The contractor was conducting maintenance work at the site’s coal handling and...

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...

Blair Athol Coal Mine Has New Owner

Central Queensland mine to re-open

One hundred new jobs are expected to be created as one of Queensland’s oldest mines re-opens. Junior miner TerraCom has announced it has purchased the Blair Athol coal mine, through its wholly...

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