Former mining union head John Maitland and his associates played down the size of the Doyles Creek mine coal resources when seeking NSW state government approval for a training facility, the corruption watchdog has heard.
Environmental management within the mining industry is continually evolving, but it has become more difficult.
The Hunter Valley’s already struggling coal industry will again be hit if Rio Tinto goes ahead with apparent plans to sell off its stake in Coal & Allied.
Former NSW Labor mining minister Ian Macdonald wanted a mining project to be quickly approved “in house”, despite internal departmental advice against the proposal, the Independent Commission Against Corruption has been told.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption’s inquiry into the Doyles Creek mining licence issued by former New South Wales Labor Minister Ian Macdonald will today hear evidence from his ex- chief of staff.
The Hunter Valley, while blessed with resources is a region in conflict. Alex Heber spoke to the Hunter’s Nationals candidate Michael Johnsen.
The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics says the Hunter Valley’s coal industry is posting record export volumes, and talk of a downturn in the sector may be premature.
Orica executive Kirsten Molloy has been appointed as the new CEO of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator.
Chinese-owned coal miner Yancoal has announced plans to pursue “aggressive” cost reductions across its Australian sites in 2013.
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has heard former mining minister Ian Macdonald ignored official advice not to rush through a coal exploration licence in the Hunter Valley.
Rio Tinto and Xstrata have confirmed plans to slash around 100 jobs each as they try to stem losses from struggling coal mines in NSW and QLD.
The corruption watchdog has this week heard the now notorious former mining minister Ian Macdonald awarded a mining licence in the New South Wales Hunter Valley which a former union boss set to benefit from.
Changes to the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act announced by Environment Minister Tony Burke on Tuesday will afford increased protection to water resources.
Rio Tinto subsidiary Coal and Allied are using the latest agricultural technology to plant a blend of native grass seeds over 80 hectares of rehabilitated mining land.
Xstrata has posted new production records for its thermal coal, nickel, and zinc operations, but says copper production has dropped 16 per cent.
BelAZ has launched its 240 tonne and 360 tonne mining trucks into Australia today.
The State Government yesterday announced it would review exploration licences granted in the New South Wales Bylong Valley under the watch of former mining minister Ian Macdonald.
Former Prime Minister John Howard will officially open a new premises for a major supplier of large mining dump trucks in Rutherford tomorrow.
The Hunter is know for its wine, well bred horses, fresh produce and increasingly its open cut coal mines, and power stations.
A Hunter Valley mine is attempting to block a tourist development because it will drop too much coal dust onto it.