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Breathing New Life Into Old Mines

The Andrews Labor Government is establishing a new Authority to manage mine closure and rehabilitation across Victoria, providing communities with greater certainty. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas...

Mining company fined for worker’s death

A mining company in New Zealand has been sentenced following the death of a worker in July 2016. The company’s representatives arrived in Tauranga District Court for sentencing in March and a...

Working in heat: Not just an outdoor problem

It may be cooling down outside, but workers subject to hot conditions are still at risk in an indoor environment. Hospitality workers in kitchens, factory workers who use hot machinery, and...

WA miners urged to guard against heat stress

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has issued a reminder on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures on WA mine sites and remote areas. DMIRS director Andrew Chaplyn...

Health hazards of uranium mining #blog

Uranium has been mined in Australia since the early 1900s and now the country produces 23% of the world’s total uranium haul. While Australia itself does not use nuclear power, it’s the world’s 3rd...

Turnbull continues selling Uranium to Ukraine

The Turnbull government has confirmed it will seek to proceed with selling Uranium to Ukraine despite significant safety and security concerns raised by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties...