Mining industry approval and infrastructure project processes in Western Australia and Queensland have been cited as susceptible to corruption, according to a new report by Transparency International Australia program, Mining for Sustainable Development (M4SD). The program used the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment (MACRA) tool — created by a Transparency International expert to build a methodology for … Continue reading Mining approval processes at risk of corruption: report
Rio Tinto has awarded a A$22 million integrated services contract to facilities management provider Sodexo, which includes an Indigenous employment target of 20 per cent within two years. Sodexo will supply camp management services to the Amrun bauxite project on the Cape York Peninsula in North Queensland. Fifty jobs will be required to deliver the … Continue reading Sodexo wins $22m Amrun contract with 20 per cent Indigenous employment target
A 56-year-old Townsville man has suffered serious injuries after a truck rollover at a Queensland gold mine on Tuesday.
The Queensland Government has passed new laws ordering all mines currently under development to obtain a groundwater licence, with the exemption of Adani’s Carmichael mine.
The new $640 million copper mine near Cloncurry is being touted as another sign that Queensland has finally begun to overcome the worldwide resources price slump, according to the state government.
Uranium Mineral Ventures Incorporated has received an environmental protection order (EPO) to further safeguard against the release of contaminants from the non-operational Ben Lomond uranium mine.
A mine rehabilitation reform campaign has recommended the introduction of an independent authority to rehabilitate abandoned mine sites, which could create thousands of jobs in mining precincts that were badly affected by the downturn. According to a leaked Queensland Government report, tax payers will be forced to pay $3.2 billion in coal mine rehabilitation costs … Continue reading Mine rehabilitation could create thousands of jobs
The CFMEU has welcomed the first day of public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung held in Brisbane today.
A 55-year-old Queensland man has been confirmed as Australia’s first case of black lung from an open cut coal mine.
The Queensland Government has deemed Adani’s Carmichael project a ‘critical infrastructure’ as part of its efforts to advance the mine’s development.
The Queensland Government is launching a parliamentary review into the resurgence of coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP), or black lung, in the state.
The Queensland Government has launched a new annual exploration program, releasing 826km2 of land for tender for minerals and gas exploration over the next 12 months.
The QLD government is contributing to the construction of a new Moura Miners’ Memorial to honour workers who died in mining accidents.
Kate du Preez has been appointed as the new commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, becoming the first woman to hold the position Queensland.
The QLD Government will commit $42 million in the 2016-17 State Budget to manage public safety risks related to abandoned mine sites throughout the state.
Cloncurry Shire Council has said it will push to keep jobs local following the completion of a new mine in Queensland.
In a bid to get miners out of cars and onto buses, Greyhound Australia has installed Wi-Fi on 13 of its mining coaches.
Queensland’s government is creating new roles and taskforces to promote mining and resources in the state.
A partnership between Western Cape College and Rio Tinto Weipa has been named the winner for Excellence in Industry Partnerships at the Queensland Government Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools, held in Brisbane on Friday
The Queensland Government may reinstitute some restrictions on opposition to mining projects after overturning a bill outright banning certain anti-mining protests.