Daily Digest - Wednesday 28 January

January 28, 2015

Wednesday 28 January

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  • Just batty over coal. Safety fears as protesters ramp up mine disruptions- The Daily Telegraph reports that mining companies and police are on alert in the state’s north for a dangerous targeted protest aimed at disrupting coal mines. The six-day “bat attack” rally at Maules Creek, from February 13 to the 18th, will target the Whitehaven coal mine and land clearing. NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said the actions of the “bat-activists” last year were extremely dangerous. ​Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1JDuRrY
  • Mining’s economic contribution still strong- The Lithgow Mercury reports that New South Minerals Council chief executive Stephen Galilee admits there has been “extremely difficult market conditions” facing the mining industry over the past 18 months. However, the NSW mining industry still accounted for about $800 million in direct spending throughout the Central West in 2013-14, including employing more than 4000 people directly. ​Read the article here: http://bit.ly/18rCTa0
  • Cadia plans for future- The Lithgow Mercury reports that Cadia Valley Operations general manager Tony McPaul knows 2014 was a tough 12 months for the mining industry not only in the Central West but across Australia. Heading one of Australia’s largest gold mining operations between Orange and Blayney, Mr McPaul is aware of his company’s responsibility to invest for the future. ​Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1JDv3rc
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