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Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open
Energy
Wednesday September 6 2017

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
Energy
Thursday August 24 2017

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’
Energy
Friday August 18 2017

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
Mining
Wednesday June 7 2017

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
Mining
Thursday June 1 2017

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
Infrastructure
Tuesday May 16 2017

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
Mining
Thursday April 6 2017

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
Business
Wednesday December 14 2016

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
Business
Wednesday December 7 2016

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...

Mining
Apr 30 2019
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. 

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Energy
Mar 27 2019
Energy Projects in Line for Underwriting

The federal government is planning to underwrite projects for power generation so the electricity grid becomes more reliable.

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Mar 26 2019
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.

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Mining
Mar 5 2019
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.

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Mining
Mar 1 2019
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.

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Energy
Feb 22 2019
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...

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Environment
Feb 8 2019
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...

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Energy
Feb 1 2019
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.

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Mining
Jan 17 2019
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...

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