Record numbers nominate for annual NSW Women in Mining Awards

Record numbers nominate for annual NSW Women in Mining Awards

January 30, 2014

Entries are coming in fast for the NSW Women in Mining Awards, having already exceeded the number of nominations for the inaugural awards in 2012. Due to popular demand, we're extending the deadline for nominations to Thursday, 6 February.

1,300 jobs receive a welcome reprieve but long term protection needed

1,300 jobs receive a welcome reprieve but long term protection needed

January 30, 2014

The jobs of more 1,300 Hunter Valley mining workers have been secured for the next two years with the NSW Planning Commission today approving a small modification to Rio Tinto Coal & Allied’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mining operation.

Mining communities on track to receive critical infrastructure upgrades

Mining communities on track to receive critical infrastructure upgrades

January 28, 2014

Key infrastructure projects in NSW mining regions, like improvements to the Denman Children’s Centre, and Muswellbrook and Singleton Hospitals, are a step closer to receiving government funding through Resources for Regions.

Drayton miners step up the campaign to save their jobs

Drayton miners step up the campaign to save their jobs

January 23, 2014

Workers, community members and mining suppliers are stepping up their campaign to save more than 500 jobs at the Drayton South mine project in the Hunter Valley.

Major Sydney radio show set for mine site live broadcast

Major Sydney radio show set for mine site live broadcast

January 23, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council and radio station WSFM are joining forces to help demonstrate how important mining is to the people of Sydney.

State Resources for Regions Program must be expanded

State Resources for Regions Program must be expanded

January 22, 2014

Eligibility for the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program should be extended and long-term funding provided so that more NSW mining communities can share the benefits.

Be rewarded for stellar workplace diversity initiatives

Be rewarded for stellar workplace diversity initiatives

January 22, 2014

Time is running out to showcase groundbreaking efforts to promote diversity by nominating your workplace or a colleague for the 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards.

Opinion: Time to get tough on extremists ignoring the law

Opinion: Time to get tough on extremists ignoring the law

January 22, 2014

This Australia Day weekend, most of us will gather with friends and family to celebrate our nation. In stark contrast, a small group of extreme activists will be gathering in a state forest this weekend for training on how to flout the laws the rest of us are bound by, putting themselves and others at risk of injury or worse.

Opinion: Time for coal cash to fill some of the holes

Opinion: Time for coal cash to fill some of the holes

January 20, 2014

People living in Sydney sometimes forget that mining regions like the Hunter underpin the economic strength of NSW.

Chinese demand for NSW coal continues to grow

Chinese demand for NSW coal continues to grow

January 20, 2014

New export data shows China’s demand for NSW coal has increased significantly over the last financial year, cementing its place as the second largest market for the state’s coal exports and defying predictions from some commentators that demand for NSW coal would wane in the world’s most populous nation.

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