OPINION: Some protesters need to be punished

OPINION: Some protesters need to be punished

March 17, 2016

Everyone has the right to be safe at work. We have a range of laws that say so. In a ­democracy, everyone should also have the right to protest within the law.

OPINION: Four year analysis shows local mining pumped $21.6 billion into the Hunter economy

OPINION: Four year analysis shows local mining pumped $21.6 billion into the Hunter economy

March 15, 2016

The recent job cuts announced by several Upper Hunter mines are an unfortunate reminder of just how tough things currently are for the mining sector in NSW. However despite these tough times, mining activity in the Hunter continues to underpin the regional economy.

OPINION: Mining still vital to Hunter community

OPINION: Mining still vital to Hunter community

March 03, 2016

There is one word that sums up the Hunter mining industry. Resilient.

OPINION: Greens war on coal threatens economy

OPINION: Greens war on coal threatens economy

January 28, 2016

In the early 1990’s, a harsh drought and a change in Australian Government policy sent the price of wool crashing through the floor. Farmers were forced to shoot stock that were no longer economically viable. 2006 saw a repeat of the high sheep slaughter rates in NSW as another severe drought devastated the quality of the livestock.

OPINION: Demand for coal strong and set to increase

OPINION: Demand for coal strong and set to increase

October 20, 2015

New data released last week has confirmed the bright future for Hunter coal.

Greens new tax on jobs and families would hurt NSW

Greens new tax on jobs and families would hurt NSW

September 29, 2015

“The Greens’ proposed new tax on coal companies announced today would cost jobs in regional NSW, particularly in the Hunter and the Illawarra where thousands of people rely on coal mining for their livelihoods, as well as threatening tens of thousands more people that work in the 8,200 NSW businesses that supply the mining industry across our state,” NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.

OPINION: Future of coal burns brighter than ever

OPINION: Future of coal burns brighter than ever

September 01, 2015

They say never let the facts get in the way of a good story. In the case of anti-mining advocates, never let the facts get in the way of rusted-on ideology. It’s unfortunate, however, when your views are so utterly contradicted with such immediacy.

OPINION: Asia's hunger for coal keeps growing

OPINION: Asia's hunger for coal keeps growing

August 18, 2015

A myth repeated often enough can sometimes become regarded as fact despite evidence to the contrary.

OPINION: Hunter coal mines drive state growth

OPINION: Hunter coal mines drive state growth

July 14, 2015

Jobs are the central pillar that underpins the economic, social and even environmental stability of regional communities throughout NSW, including the Hunter.

OPINION: Sydney pollies killing off coal jobs in Hunter

OPINION: Sydney pollies killing off coal jobs in Hunter

July 09, 2015

From the north shore of Sydney they can see the Sydney CBD for which they make the bulk of their decisions.

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