The CFMEU has questioned Vale’s honesty over decisions to close two Hunter Valley mines while trying to tap into billions worth of unmined coal.
More than 100 workers were evacuated from BHP Billiton’s Mt Arthur coal mine after a bomb threat was received on site.
Around 50 contractors at Mt Arthur coal mine have been laid-off as a truck maintenance program is taking longer to complete than expected.
Ongoing uncertainty over the future of Anglo American’s Drayton South project has seen contractor job cuts and roster changes at the Drayton coal mine.
A haul truck driver has had a lucky escape at Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley Operations after his vehicle reversed over a bench and rolled down a dump.
The CFMEU claims Vale faces a $63 million bill over its plan to close the Integra coal mine complex in the Hunter Valley, fuelling rumours the mines have been sold.
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.