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Black lung parliamentary inquiry kicks off

Public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease have started today, just days after it was revealed an open cut miner was diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease...

Black Lung committee appointed for inquiry

Queensland Parliament has appointed a six-person Parliamentary select committee to inquire into how black lung re-emerged and how to prevent it. Minister for Natural resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

Closure of Straddie sand mine could cost $100m

The early closure of Stradbroke Island’s Sibelco sand mine could cost the economy between $70 and $100 million. The Queensland Government has proposed to substantively phase out sand mining on...

PM backs Iron Ore inquiry against mining giants

Founder and chairman of Fortescue Metals Group Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has launched a new campaign against the country’s largest producers Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. Mr Forrest believe the mining...

MP Jim Pearce says mining industry in “shambles”

Mirani MP Jim Pearce has hit out at mining companies in State Parliament this week. Mr Pearce spoke passionately in parliament about the direction of the current mining industry. “We should not...

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