Xstrata has posted new production records for its thermal coal, nickel, and zinc operations, but says copper production has dropped 16 per cent.
BHP’s decision to use a 100 per cent FIFO workforce instead of hiring from inside the local Central Queensland community, has enraged locals, the unions as well as the wider mining community at large.
The CFMEU has slammed BHP’s decision to use 100 per cent FIFO labour ahead of locals from Central Queensland communities for work on two mines in the Bowen Basin.
A former Bowen basin mine worker will face court later this month after allegedly smoking in an underground mine.
Xstrata has declared force majeure on some coal exports after heavy rains across the state damaged parts of its rail network.
A QLD miner has been rescued from floodwaters just south of Rockhampton after locals heard his cry for help and dived into a river to save him.
Rio Tinto is facing a Federal Court showdown with the CFMEU following allegations that non-union members were given much more generous redundancy payouts.
A Japanese firm has agreed to develop a feasibility study for a plan to develop a $50 billion steel industry by linking WA’s iron ore mines with QLD’s coal projects.
Anglo American is set to cut forty full-time maintenance jobs at Dawson Coal Mine at Moura, south-west of Gladstone.
Anglo American will cut at least 35 full-time jobs at its Grasstree coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen wants Queensland to develop a thorium industry to shift the states reliance on coal.
The CFMEU says contract workers in the Bowen Basin will struggle to find work in the region as more companies cut jobs.
Xstrata Coal has confirmed it will cut jobs at its Oaky Creek mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Anglo American says it will cut coking coal production over the next few months in response to weakening market demand.
Temporary fly-in fly-out workers are helping prevent unsustainable growth in mining communities, according to research by the Reserve Bank.
BHP Billiton has canned plans to build the massive Red Hill and Saraji East coal developments in Queensland, citing a “challenging external environment” for the cutback.
New Hope managing director Robert Neale has joined Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson in warning there might be more closures to come in Queensland’s coal industry.
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has published its investigation into the blasting accident at BMA’s Saraji mine that destroyed a Cat D10 dozer and damaged a 996 digger.
BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser says the QLD Government’s move to hike royalties will result in more job losses and uncertainty for the future.
Peabody Energy has hosed down rumours it’s looking to defer the sale of the Wilkie Creek mine in Queensland due to a lack of interest.