A new $5.9 million TAFE centre to be built in the Hunter Valley is set to help educate those wanting a career in the mining sector.
Mining companies in the Hunter Valley are bracing for a chilly winter, with analysts predicting coal prices will fall below the $77 per tonne mark.
In a climate of political turmoil, when we don’t know which way the climate tax is going to go, one thing is for sure: Investing in cleaner mining techniques is a safe way to go, no matter the political outcome.
The Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER) has launched a new Centre of Resources Health and Safety.
Glencore Xstrata and Rio Tinto are reportedly in discussion over a joint venture to strengthen their coal mining operations in the Hunter Valley.
The Department of Planning has recommended approval for GlencoreXstrata’s plans to increase production at its Mangoola coal mine.
The Fair Work Commission has ordered Aurizon and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union to attend a meeting in Newcastle today and called a moratorium on further industrial action until Wednesday.
Rugby League team the Newcastle Knights have partnered with the NSW Minerals Council to unveil a high-vis jersey to show their support for the 12,000 mine workers in the Hunter Valley.
Rail freight operator Aurizon has confirmed it will lock out 200 train drivers after they complete a 48 hour strike this week.
Coal haulage in the Hunter Valley will be disrupted from today as 200 Aurizon train drivers walk off the job for 48 hours.
Coal haulage in NSW will be seriously impacted next week as around 200 train drivers undertake industrial action over a wage dispute.
An occupational health service provider owned by the CFMEU and the NSW Minerals Council has been accused of providing mining companies with financial kickbacks that disadvantage doctors tendering to perform compulsory medical exams on coal workers.
The Singleton Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting at Rio Tinto’s Mt Thorley-Warkworth mine aimed at educating local businesses on how to cash in on the coal industry.
A petition has been launched calling on Premier Barry O’Farrell to instruct the coal industry to cover and wash coal wagons.
After numerous setbacks Rio Tinto has managed to gain permission to expand its Mt Thorley-Warkworth mine in the Hunter Valley.
Anglo American has penned an open letter to the NSW Premier on behalf of workers at its Drayton mine asking for approval to extend mining operations for the next 30 years.
Contenders for round two of the New South Wales Government’s Resources for Regions funding have today been named with 19 projects competing for funding.
The NSW Minerals Council and radio station WSFM will team up to host a live broadcast from a Hunter Valley mine site.
Acting on recommendations from the corruption watchdog New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell is introducing legislation to cancel the exploration licences for Doyles Creek, Mt Penny and Glendon Brook.
Bulga residents fighting Rio Tinto’s expansion of Mount Thorley Warkworth mine say the Independent Commission Against Corruption is taking its referral seriously after asking for more evidence.