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Australia exports four times more coal to Thailand

New figures show exports to Thailand are four times higher in April 2016 compared to April 2015. Australian coal exports to Thailand grew from 142,821 metric tonnes (mt) in April 2015 to 556,487 mt...

Peabody’s bankruptcy claim is a symbol of coal’s end

The announcement that Peabody Energy, the world’s largest non-government coal company, is to file for bankruptcy in the United States is one of more symbolic than substantive significance. In the US...

Black Lung review: Diagnosis missed by doctors

One of the six Queensland miners with a confirmed case of Black Lung was initially misdiagnosed by a doctor, a panel investigating to re-emergence of the deadly lung disease has found. The...

Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh to retire

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will step down in July, with Copper and Coal chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques taking his place. Mr Walsh, who has been in the job for three-and-a-half years...

One dead after NSW coal truck collision

A man was killed after a fatal accident near Appin Colliery on Wednesday morning. A coal truck and car collided just before 4.30am on Appin Road, according to police. Emergency services attended the...

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

Springvale coal mine approval challenged in court

Centennial Coal’s Springvale mine is heading back to court just months after an expansion was approved, with a conservation group concerned about pollution of Sydney drinking water catchments...