Some mines running at a loss, but future strong for Australian coal

Some mines running at a loss, but future strong for Australian coal

September 09, 2014

Demand for Australia's high-quality coal will remain strong for decades into the future as global energy needs continue to rise toward 2050, according to Glencore Coal's Mick Buffier.

NSW Minerals Council to sponsor Hunter Coal Festival

NSW Minerals Council to sponsor Hunter Coal Festival

September 09, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council has thrown its support behind the 2015 Hunter Valley Coal Festival, announcing today that it will sponsor this community-driven event, celebrating the importance of coal mining to the region.

John gives his views on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

John gives his views on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

September 09, 2014

Dr John Drinan, a retired agricultural scientist and cattle farmer and now member of the Singleton Shire Healthy Environment Group, speaks candidly in the second of our three video series about the journey of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue, a unique effort between the mining industry and community.

Minister thanks miners for hard work, but stops short of endorsing new projects

Minister thanks miners for hard work, but stops short of endorsing new projects

September 08, 2014

NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts, has thanked the Hunter​'s​ business community for employing thousands of people in mining across the region and acknowledged the economic challenges facing ​the mining industry.

Hear Wendy's story in a new video released on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

Hear Wendy's story in a new video released on the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

September 03, 2014

“There used to be no dialogue between the mines and the local people - it was them and us.” That’s what Wendy Bowman from Mine Watch tells us honestly in the first of three videos we’re releasing to raise awareness about the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue and just how much things have changed.

The end of the Mining Tax will be a welcome relief for NSW

The end of the Mining Tax will be a welcome relief for NSW

September 02, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council welcomes today’s agreement to repeal the Minerals Resource Rent Tax or ‘mining tax’.

Women in Mining celebrated at first National Awards

Women in Mining celebrated at first National Awards

September 02, 2014

We’re celebrating the contribution of women working in mining and resources right across Australia at today’s Inaugural Thiess Women in Resources National Awards at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Housing in the spotlight at Mining Dialogue workshop

Housing in the spotlight at Mining Dialogue workshop

September 02, 2014

A group of 28 Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue participants from government, the housing and property sector, housing NGOs and industry, have joined forces in Singleton to discuss the region’s housing needs.

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