coal Industry News

Sep 22, 2020
Mine death case adjourned to December

Mine death case adjourned to December

Middlemount Coal and three senior mine staff members are due to face court in December over the workplace death of David Routledge last year. The matter was listed for mention at the Mackay Industrial Magistrates Court today (September 22), when it was adjourned to December 15. Mr Routledge, from South Mackay, was operating an excavator on June 26 last year when a high wall collapsed on to...

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Sep 22, 2020
Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has officially opened the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub. Part of Resource Industry Network, the hub was established last year as a result of funding from the Australian Government’s SME Export Hub Initiative, the Queensland Government, and the Local Buying Foundation. It is tasked with identifying, establishin...

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Sep 22, 2020
Countdown to 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

Countdown to 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

The 2020 Queensland Mining Awards being held in Mackay this Wednesday, September 23, can be caught via livestream for those unable to attend. The Bowen Basin Mining Club (BBMC) hosts the event together with the Queensland Resources Council. Industry leaders will be recognised for achievements across the categories of productivity, safety, innovation, environment, collaboration, product lau...

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Sep 19, 2020
Miners Memorial Day service 2020

Miners Memorial Day service 2020

The Miners Memorial Day Service was held in Redbank in western Brisbane today (Saturday) and was hosted by Channel Nine newsreader Andrew Lofthouse. The service was streamed on Facebook. Minister for Mines Anthony Lynham, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Officer Ian MacFarlane and Ipswich Mayor Theresa Harding were among the speakers. Moranbah Miners’ memorial The serv...

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Sep 18, 2020
Action pending on North Goonyella fire

Action pending on North Goonyella fire

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is currently considering ‘potential compliance activity’ in relation to a fire in an underground mine in the northern Bowen Basin two years ago. The Peabody owned North Goonyella mine was hit by an underground fire during a longwall move in September 2018, which led to the site’s closure. The company announced in February that it has the ...

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Sep 18, 2020
General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

General Manager appointed to Resources Centre of Excellence

The Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) has announced Mackay business leader Steven Boxall as General Manager.  Mr Boxall will return to Mackay to start the new position in early October after a successful period as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barcaldine Regional Council.  RCOE is a skills and innovation incubator tasked with sustaining the growth and evolution of the d...

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Sep 18, 2020
Miner hits the mark for Queensland jobs, contracts

Miner hits the mark for Queensland jobs, contracts

Adani says it has hit key benchmarks in development of the Carmichael mine and rail project by employing more than 1500 people and awarding more than $1.5 billion in contracts. Construction of the controversial thermal coal project has been underway since approvals were obtained in June last year and the project is on track to produce coal in 2021. Adani Mining chief executive officer Dav...

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Sep 17, 2020
Marking 90 years of engineering achievement

Marking 90 years of engineering achievement

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2020, and is showcasing its history and member accomplishments through an online presentation. The BPEQ is an independent statutory body responsible for regulating the engineering profession across the state, through standards designed to uphold the highest engineering conduct. It is responsible for ...

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Sep 16, 2020
Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart of Australia’s HEART 1 truck has made its first visit to the towns of Middlemount, Moura, Theodore and Banana as part of the organisation’s expanding service areas. Since commencing operations in October 2014, Heart of Australia has provided life-saving health services to regional Queenslanders aboard its customised specialist medical clinics-on-wheels, affectionately known a...

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