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May 31, 2021
Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue’s Crinum underground mine is due to start producing coal by the end of the year after the announcement of a $600 million mining services contract for Mastermyne Group. The bord and pillar mining operation is expected to employ 180 full-time personnel in full production. Sojitz Blue acquired the mothballed Gregory Crinum complex near… ...

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May 28, 2021
Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore Resources has received federal environmental approval for its $85 million Isaac Downs project near Moranbah. The company plans to develop Isaac Downs as a satellite operation to its Isaac Plains Complex, with an expected output of 2.5Mtpa saleable coking coal. The project is expected to employ about 250 people during construction and300 people once… ...

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May 27, 2021
Apprenticeship offer has broad appeal

Apprenticeship offer has broad appeal

Hastings Deering will close its portal for 2022 apprenticeship applications on Monday and figures already show a rise in female and Indigenous interest. The mining and construction support company opened applications for 40 positions at the start of the month and has already seen more than 10,000 people visit its apprenticeship web page. Hastings Deering… ...

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May 27, 2021
Major miners commit to gender diverse leadership

Major miners commit to gender diverse leadership

Miners BHP and South32 are among the first 10 ‘trail blazer’ companies to sign up for the investor-led 40:40 Vision initiative for gender balance in leadership. Launched late last year, 40:40 Vision has enlisted companies with a market capitalisation worth collectively close to $300 billion to lead the way in improving gender diversity at the… ...

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May 26, 2021
Investigations after ‘unprecedented’ power drama

Investigations after ‘unprecedented’ power drama

Investigations are underway into the Callide power plant fire that sparked a major outage across Queensland on Tuesday. A fire in the turbine hall at the Biloela plant about 1.45pm May 25 set off a chain reaction that disrupted power to more than 470,000 customers. Multiple transmission lines and other power stations were interrupted as… ...

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May 26, 2021
Research funds to fight lung dust diseases

Research funds to fight lung dust diseases

The State Government will invest $5 million over four years on research into occupational dust lung diseases, including silicosis and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (black lung). Expressions of interest for the medical research work are now open at QTenders, closing June 14, with successful applicants announced by August.   Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said occupational dust… ...

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May 25, 2021
Dyno Nobel turns on the tap for Moranbah

Dyno Nobel turns on the tap for Moranbah

Dyno Nobel’s site in Moranbah has boosted the town water supply with a donation of 50 megalitres of water. Isaac Regional Council said the Incitec Pivot business made the generous contribution of their extra allocated water that would otherwise remain in their reserves. To mark the occasion, the council’s Water and Waste Standing Committee chair… ...

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May 25, 2021
Workmate’s roadside rescue sparks  fundraiser

Workmate’s roadside rescue sparks fundraiser

Friends and colleagues of a Sarina man seriously injured as he drove home from his coalfields work site are backing an online fundraiser for a key rescue service that came to his aid. Fellow GFS (Gas Field Services) worker Scott McIntosh has set up a GoFundMe page to support CQ Rescue after the service airlifted… ...

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May 25, 2021
Coal project to push ahead despite legal water woes

Coal project to push ahead despite legal water woes

A Federal Court ruling has come down against Central Queensland’s Carmichael coal project on the issue of its North Galilee Water Scheme approval. ...

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