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'Beggars belief': Three wall collapses and 17 complaints made before a mine worker was buried alive

December 12 2019

Workplace safety inspectors didn't attend the mine site where a worker was buried alive, despite multiple complaints and wall collapses over 12 months.

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Mining town locals reject environment department's 'wood fire' theory for dangerous dust levels

December 12 2019

The environment department suggests wood smoke might have caused a spike in airborne pollution in Moranbah in central Queensland in August, but locals say nearby coal mines are the more likely culprit, prompting the State Opposition to back a call for chemical testing.

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Landholders launch court case against Clive Palmer's Galilee mine, but water not a legal avenue

December 12 2019

Lawyers representing landholders in the footprint of Clive Palmer's proposed Galilee Basin mine say a recent court decision has stopped them from objecting to it in the Land Court on the basis of the mine's groundwater use.

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Outback mine, one of only five of its kind in the world, shuts for second time in three years

December 12 2019

Nearly 50 people have lost their jobs after the owner of a central Australian garnet mine is placed in administration for the second time in two and a half years.

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Australia's biggest new gold mine Gruyere officially opens

December 12 2019

The $621m Gruyere mine has opened up a new golden frontier in the WA outback as the country prospers from near-record gold prices.

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What the US-Australian rare earths deal could mean for the outback

December 12 2019

A US-Australian deal focusing on critical minerals, including rare earths, could mean big things for the industry in central Australia.

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'It should have been a wedding, not a funeral': Jack Gerdes went to work at a coal mine and never came home

November 11 2019

Jack Gerdes went to work one day and never came home, now his family are cautiously welcoming laws that could put mining bosses in jail for 20 years in cases where they've been negligent in a workplace death.

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Business investment falls again despite tumbling borrowing costs

November 11 2019

RBA governor Philip Lowe's suggestion to business to take advantage of record-low interest rates appears to have been ignored, with only the miners showing enough confidence to significantly boost investing in their operations.

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Ray "Razor" Cotterill

November 11 2019

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