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German Creek miners call for MP to help

German Creek miners have written to Capricornia MP Michelle Landry asking her to meet with workers who could face forced redundancies within two weeks. The request follows Anglo American’s most...

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No safe level of coal dust exposure, researchers say

There may not be a safe level of coal dust exposure, University of Melbourne researchers have suggested. Since May last year, Queensland has confirmed 15 cases of Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (CWP)...

BLACK LUNG: X-rays to be “double-checked”

The Queensland Government has launched a boosted x-ray screening system, which will see coal miners’ x-rays “double-checked” overseas. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr...

The very last drop - Making the most of mine site water

Wollongong Coal fined $30,000 for water discharge

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Wollongong Coal $30,000 after the company’s Russel Vale coal mine discharged dirty water into Bellambi Gully last December. This fine is one...

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Infographic: The state of coal

Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; James Whitmore, The Conversation; Reema Rattan, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly...

Labour hire worker exploitation revealed in court

The exploitation of working people in the Bowen Basin and Queensland’s labour hire industry will be the focus of a Parliamentary hearing in Mackay today. The hearings of the Finance and...

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Coal’s formation is a window on an ancient world

As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly doubtful that coal will continue to be a viable energy source, because of its high greenhouse gas emissions. But coal played a vital...

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Glencore to close Tahmoor mine by 2019

Glencore has announced they will close its Tahmoor coal mine by 2019, a move the CFMEU has called a “massive kick in the guts”. The mining company said in a statement the decision to...