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Production to restart at Collinsville

One of Queensland’s oldest coal mines at Collinsville is restarting production and hiring again, with up to 200 jobs up for grabs. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for State Development and...

Fifty redundancies as gold mine closes

About 50 underground gold miners are to be made redundant as Norton Gold Fields’ Homestead mine prepares to close by the end of the year. The company was seeking voluntary redundancies from its...

Pilbara iron ore development to create jobs

The WA Government has approved development of iron ore deposits at Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline mine, near Tom Price in the Pilbara. State Development Minister Bill Marmion said capital...

Another win for the Alpha coal mine

The Alpha coal mine has cleared another hurdle today, with the Queensland Court of Appeal dismissing an appeal from an environmental group. Conservation group Coast and Country had challenged a...

TerraCom to buy Blair Athol mine

TerraCom has announced it’s wholly owned subsidiary Orion Mining will purchase the Blair Athol coal mine in Queensland from the Blair Athol coal joint venture (BACJV). At completion of the...

Hunter Valley coal mine recommended for approval

The war between a Hunter Valley coal mine and the country’s top horse studs is continuing after the NSW Planning Assessment Commission gave the green light to the Drayton South mining project...

Five New Railway Tracks To Ease Coal Train Congestion in Hunter Valley

Coal train derails in Queensland

The Newlands coal line is set to reopen at 6pm tonight after a coking coal train derailed on September 11. An Aurizon spokesperson confirmed that last Sunday at 7.30am, a derailment of a loaded...

Tasmanian Premier wants to restart Mt Lyell mine

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has announced the government’s continued support for the restart of Australia’s oldest mine. The Premier, who made the announcement during a trade mission...

Wiluna Uranium Project extension given go-ahead

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has recommended approval for Toro Energy’s Wiluna Uranium Project extension. The approval comes after a green light was given to mine...

Silvergrass mine expansion to create 500 jobs

Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass iron ore mine, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, has been approved for an expansion. State Development Minister Bill Marmion said capital expenditure on the...

Minerals Council of Australia slams iron ore tax

The Minerals Council of Australia has spoken out against a proposed $7.2 billion iron ore tax hike for Western Australia. National Party leader Brendan Grylls wants mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto to...