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New FIFO law benefits regional communities

The Palaszczuk Government yesterday delivered on its election commitment to legislate against 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces on large resource projects near regional communities...

Queensland LNP energy plan based on a “myth”

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has condemned the Queensland LNP plan for a new coal-fired power station to address electricity prices as a “myth”. The Australian Financial Review reported that Mr...

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Gas/Coal ‘Clean Energy Target’ is a lie – ACF

The Australian Conservation Foundation is alarmed by reports that the Finkel review will recommend a so-called ‘Clean Energy Target’ (CET) that would allow for gas or even coal-fired power stations...

Two injured after another Austar coalburst

Austar Coal Mine has experienced another dangerous coalburst which injured two workers in August, according to a NSW Department of Industry report. A similar incident occurred at the mine in 2014...

Fatality-free year for QLD mining and quarry industries

The Queensland metalliferous mining, quarrying and coal mining industries experienced a fatality-free year in 2015-16, according to the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health’s annual performance...

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...