Spontaneous combustion saw a small fire break out at Rio Tinto’s Bengalla mine this week.
A new report claims mines in the Hunter Valley are having adverse impacts on ground water, adding to salinity, and threatening agricultural land.
Ongoing protests at Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine is having no impact on people wanting a job at the project with 1800 people applying for 100 permanent roles on offer.
A report has warned that all mine shafts need to be fenced, covered and properly secured after a man fell to his death at the Lightning Ridge Mineral Claims District.
Yancoal has restarted longwall production at its Austar mine after two workers were killed by an underground wall collapse in April.
BHP Billiton will shed 163 jobs from its Mt Arthur coal mine as the company attempts to “reset” the cost base at the operation.
The T4 coal loader on Kooragang Island is a step closer to reality after being approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
Twenty workers have lost their jobs at Perilya mine in Broken Hill after a maintenance contract being carried out by Macmahon was handed to a smaller contractor.
Ineffective risk management controls have been found to have contributed to the death of a worker at Glencore’s CSA Copper mine.
Whitehaven Coal is getting ready to hire the 450 workers it will need to run the controversial Maules Creek coal mine.
BHP Billiton said it hopes to extract first coal from its Caroona project in 2021 as the company provided an update of its development plans at a community breakfast in Gunnedah.
Shenhua’s Watermark Coal project headed to the Planning Assessment Commission this week as more than 400 people took part in a protest march against the massive new coal mine.
Metgasco’s drilling permit near Lismore in New South Wales will remain suspended after a review by the Office of Coal Seam Gas found the company had failed in aspects of its Activity Approval.
An activist who shut down Idemitsu’s Boggabri coal mine after scaling a coal loader on site has been fined $300 and placed on a good behaviour bond.
The Singleton Chamber of Commerce said mass layoffs in Hunter Valley’s mining sector have left the region reeling, with business conditions at an all-time low.
A new mineral sands mine has been approved in the NSW shire of Balranald, with hundreds of workers needed for construction and operation.
Metgasco has deferred plans to sue the NSW government over the suspension of its gas drilling licence after doing a deal with the Office of Coal Seam Gas.
Mining companies are being warned to do their research as a fake publishing company charges money for print ads in magazines which do not exist.
A report which claims more than 80 per cent of Hunter Valley residents are opposed to coal mining has been slammed as an “ideologically driven, anti-mining exercise” by the industry.
Operations at Glencore’s CSA copper mine remain suspended as an investigation into the death of a 26-year-old worker continues.