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Metallurgical coal

Mar 25, 2020
‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

A central Queensland local government leader is pushing miners to lock down their FIFO workforce within the shire’s boundaries. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cr Anne Baker has called on all stakeholders, particularly industry and government, to play their part to secure a localised workforce model. Isaac Mayor Cr Anne Baker Keeping the mining industry going… ...

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Mar 20, 2020
BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP announced today it would hire 1500 additional people to support its workforce operating across Australia. The jobs would be offered as six-month contracts and cover a range of skills needed by BHP operations in the short term, the company said. The roles will include machinery and production operators, truck and ancillary equipment drivers, excavator… ...

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Mar 19, 2020
Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Junior miners chasing greenfield discoveries continued to both struggle for funding and brace for the impact of coronavirus on equity markets, according to Mitchell Services CEO, Andrew Elf. Mitchell Services generates approximately 90 per cent of revenue from drilling for Tier 1 producers with long life, low-cost mines who are focused on resource definition, development… ...

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Mar 17, 2020
New safety authority to kick off from July

New safety authority to kick off from July

Queensland’s 66,000 resources workers will have their own health and safety ‘champion’ after Parliament passed legislation supporting a new independent body. The Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) statutory body will kick off from July 1. The new authority will regulate the safety and health of the state’s minerals, coal, petroleum and gas, quarry, small-scale… ...

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Mar 13, 2020
‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

Australia’s BHP has retained the title of the world’s most valuable mining, iron and steel brand, according to the latest report by consultancy Brand Finance. The ‘Big Australian’ topped the list despite recording a 3 per cent drop in brand value to $US5.8 billion. “BHP, along with all mining, iron and steel brands, is having… ...

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Jan 13, 2020
Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Bowen Basin Coal has launched into the approvals process for a Lake Vermont mine extension project expected to generate 400 ongoing jobs. ...

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Dec 16, 2019
Coal mining resumes at Carborough Downs

Coal mining resumes at Carborough Downs

Fitzroy Australia Resources has resumed coal mining operations at the company’s Carborough Downs mine today, three weeks after a fatal accident underground. Chief executive officer Grant Polwarth said the company’s own internal processes, including a range of risk assessments, had been followed to allow operations to safely resume. Ipswich man Brad Duxbury, 57, was killed… ...

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Dec 11, 2019
Coal operation remains on hold after recent death

Coal operation remains on hold after recent death

Mining operations remain suspended at Carborough Downs, about 20km east of Moranbah, where an employee was killed on November 25. Ipswich man Brad Duxbury, 57, was killed underground at the coal mine – becoming the seventh person to die within 18 months in a workplace incident in Queensland’s mines and quarries. A spokesman for mine… ...

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Nov 27, 2019
Statewide safety notice on coal fall dangers

Statewide safety notice on coal fall dangers

Preliminary investigations indicate a fall of coal from the longwall face fatally injured Carborough Downs worker Brad Duxbury late on Monday, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate says. And it has issued a notification on the matter to Site Senior Executives (SSE’s) at coal mines throughout Queensland. “In light of this latest tragic incident QMI is encouraging… ...

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