Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open
The federal government is talking to the owners of a NSW coal-fired power station about how it can convince them to keep it open beyond...
Why Energy Costs Are a Bigger Risk to Jobs than Households
The general media have recently latched on to the issue of rising energy costs and their impacts on household budgets.
Whitehaven Critical of Energy ‘Failure’
One of Australia's largest coal producers has ruled out selling into the domestic market in the foreseeable future, blaming uncertainty arising from the nation's the lack...
Adani Mine a Go Despite Funding Gap
Work is set to start on Adani's controversial $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in northern Queensland despite the Indian mining giant still needing to find $2.5...
Court Rejects New Acland Mine
The Queensland government is examining the Land Court's recommendation to reject the $900 million expansion of the controversial New Acland open-cut coalmine.
Surviving vs Thriving: Contractor Responses After the Mining Bust
Australia’s mining boom propelled the economy forward while most other countries were faltering in the global financial crisis. Huge demand from China and India for resources...
Coal Prices Soar after Cyclone Debbie
Coal prices are soaring as the widespread impact of Cyclone Debbie on Queensland's mining industry becomes clearer.
Qld Government Mines $1b Coal Windfall
The Queensland government will spend $360 million on programs it hopes will create jobs after increased coal royalties improved the budget bottom line forecast by more...
Adani ‘Iron-clad Guarantee’ on 457 Visas
Indian mining giant Adani has vowed to use local workers in its $21.7 billion coal mine in the Galilee Basin after announcing workforce arrangements with the...
QldCcoal Mine Expansion Given Go-ahead
A thermal coal mine west of Brisbane has been given state government approval to bump its production from 2.8 million tonnes a year to 3.5 million.
Energy Projects in Line for Underwriting
The federal government is planning to underwrite projects for power generation so the electricity grid becomes more reliable.
New Qld coal plant moot point: Littleproud
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has repudiated his colleagues' calls for a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland, labelling it a moot point.
Mine Dust Victims Call for Coal Levy
Queenslander Keith Stoddart can barely lift a bucket of water after spending three decades working underground as a coal miner.
Mine Dust Victims to March on BHP Office
Coalmine dust disease victims and their supporters will march on BHP's Melbourne headquarters demanding more assistance for black lung and silicosis sufferers.
Fed Govt Challenged on Coal after Glencore
The federal government needs to rethink its defence of coal after Australia's biggest producer said it would cap output of the valuable commodity to help reduce...
Emissions Cited in NSW Coal Mine Refusal
A landmark court decision to reject a proposed NSW coal mine on the basis of its expected greenhouse gas emissions could have far-reaching implications for future...
Plans for 66 Power Stations Seek Govt Cash
The federal government has received 66 submissions from power generators looking for taxpayer money to underwrite new investments.
Mining Union Victory for 100 NSW Workers
About 100 coalminers have won the right to convert from casual to permanent employees, along with better pay and conditions, in a victory ending an industrial...