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Redundancy pay could be capped for coal miners

Redundancy pay could be capped at nine years for coal miners if a Fair Work Commission move is successful. Every four years the Black Coal Mining Industry Award, which outlines the minimum terms and...

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Anti-CSG group challenges well expansion in Queensland

The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings against the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of 6100 CSG wells in Queensland. The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development...

Adani may abandon $16b Carmichael coal project

Adani may abandon the proposed $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin if the proposed project is faced with any more hurdles. In his first interview with Australian media, Gautam Adani...

Queensland exports more LNG than Russia

Queensland exported more LNG than Russia in the March quarter, according to a report released today by energy market analyst EnergyQuest. Gross Australian LNG production increased by 53.2 per cent...

North Stradbroke sand mining to end by 2019

Sand mining on North Stradbroke Island is to substantially cease by 2019, with the Queensland Parliament voting in favour of the phase-out to allow the creation of new, sustainable jobs. The North...

BLACK LUNG: Eight cases confirmed

An eighth case of Black Lung disease has been publicly confirmed today, making it the second coal miner in less than a week to be diagnosed with the deadly disease. The contract worker, who has asked...

BREAKING: Seventh coal miner diagnosed with black lung

Another Queensland coal worker has been diagnosed with coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, bringing the number of confirmed cases to seven. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham told...

RECALL: Defects discovered in self-rescuers

A batch of self-rescuers have been recommended to be returned for assessment due to a defect has been revealed by a NSW Mine Safety Alert. The SR50 and SR100A self rescuers have been recommended by...

New mine for Central Queensland

Central Queensland could be getting a new mine, with construction of the Meteor Downs South mine in the books for the end of this year. The project, located between Rolleston and Springsure in the...

Black Lung fight “far from over”

More than 2000 mine workers rallied outside Parliament House in Brisbane today to fight for the protection of Queensland coal workers. Red flags were waving and loud chants were shouted in...

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