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Jun 14, 2021
Report highlights Grosvenor failings in lead-up to blast

Report highlights Grosvenor failings in lead-up to blast

Coal mine workers at the Grosvenor longwall panel at the centre of last year’s blast were repeatedly subjected to an unacceptable level of risk, an inquiry has found. The Moranbah operation produced coal at a rate that consistently exceeded the capacity of gas drainage measures at the longwall panel involved, the Queensland Coal Mining Board… ...

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Jun 14, 2021
Crucial coal mine safety report released

Crucial coal mine safety report released

The courage of five injured men and selfless actions of those who came to their aid have been praised in the final part of a report focused on the Grosvenor coal mine explosion in May last year. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry provided Part II of its report to Resources Minister Scott Stewart… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Rosy outlook for Top 40 miners

Rosy outlook for Top 40 miners

BHP and Rio Tinto have retained their positions as first and second on the list of the Top 40 global mining companies in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ (PwC) Mine 2021 report. The report has described 2020 as a a banner year for the mining sector, and forecasts even better days ahead. Other Australian mining companies named… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe

Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe

Forensic engineer Dr Sean Brady has been engaged to lead an independent investigation into the Callide Power Station fire that sparked a massive outage throughout Queensland last month. Dr Brady is the man behind the recent Brady Review investigation into the causes of fatalities in the state’s mining and quarrying industry. CS Energy said other… ...

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Jun 11, 2021
The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The latest SEEK employment data confirms there are jobs aplenty in Queensland, particularly in the mining, resources and energy sector.  There are 1129 jobs advertised in the areas of mining, resources and energy, with 821 paying more than $100,000 per year, as of yesterday (Thu 10 Jun 21) In May, total job advertisements across all industries in Queensland were up mo...

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Jun 10, 2021
Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has presented its latest case for continued domestic thermal coal mining. The recently released Australian Export Thermal Coal: The Comparative Quality Advantages says it is a better product which delivers a more efficient outcome said MCA CEO Tania Constable.It’s the third and final report in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Com...

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Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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