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Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

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Fourth case of black lung confirmed in a week

A fourth case of black lung has been confirmed in less than a week, bringing the total number of coal miners diagnosed to 11. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines announced the latest victim...

Central Queensland mine to re-open

One hundred new jobs are expected to be created as one of Queensland’s oldest mines re-opens. Junior miner TerraCom has announced it has purchased the Blair Athol coal mine, through its wholly...

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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...

Highwall mining to commence at Isaac Plains

Stanmore Coal has announced they have awarded a contract to UGM to begin highwall mining operations at Isaac Plains. The company bought the Bowen Basin mine for $1 in November, and started operations...