The NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee responds to claims the coal industry is on its last legs in the Hunter Valley.
The Bulga Coal mine was fined $65,000 last week for a pollution incident in 2011, when tailings water spilled into a nearby creek bed.
The NSW Environmental Protection Agency is investigating potential blast fumes from Peabody’s Wambo coal mine.
The Planning Assessment Commission has approved a modification of Glencore’s Mangoola mine which will see the site ramp up coal production by 3 million tonnes a year.
Nine senior high school students from the Hunter Valley are about to kick-start their careers in the mining industry, after being awarded NSW Mining Scholarships this year.
An incident in which a dozer fell into a water-filled test hole at Rio Tinto’s Bengalla mine is being investigated by the Mine Safety Investigation Unit.
The bodies of two miners killed at a Hunter Valley coal mine have been recovered, with investigations ongoing.
The bitter industrial relations dispute between Aurizon and its rail workers is set to end with a new 160 hours a month roster.
Top Australian horse breeders and racing personalities have joined communities in the Hunter Valley to protest against the development of Drayton South.
Glencore will cut jobs at its Ravensworth underground coal mine, as it suspends production at the site.
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.