Exaggerations and distortions on Watermark project must end

Exaggerations and distortions on Watermark project must end

July 15, 2015

Ridiculous exaggerations and distortions have dominated discussions over the Watermark mine. The community deserves the facts, and evidence on this important project rather than the irresponsible scaremongering being undertaken by some.

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.

Hunter Miners dig deep for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Hunter Miners dig deep for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

July 09, 2015

Hunter locals Joe and Margaret Matthews broke records last week at the annual Black Coal ball, raising $37,000—almost double the normal fundraising tally—for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

OPINION: Mining is a local industry and part of the community

OPINION: Mining is a local industry and part of the community

July 08, 2015

It’s true, the mining industry talks a lot about the jobs and the economic contribution the industry makes to the Hunter. This shouldn’t be too surprising considering around 12,000 local people are directly employed in mining in the region, with thousands of others in jobs supported by mining, from hospitality to health workers, mechanics to manufacturers.

Mining SEPP change will cost jobs and hurt regional NSW

Mining SEPP change will cost jobs and hurt regional NSW

July 07, 2015

The NSW Government's proposal to remove economic considerations from the assessment of important mining projects will cost jobs and hurt regional mining communities.

Local community strongly supports Mount Thorley and Warkworth Operations

Local community strongly supports Mount Thorley and Warkworth Operations

July 02, 2015

The people of Singleton and the wider community have thrown their support behind the 1,300 workers and their families from Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley and Warkworth mining operations.

The final hurdle for 1300 workers at Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mine

The final hurdle for 1300 workers at Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mine

June 30, 2015

The Planning Assessment Commission is holding a public hearing in Singleton today and tomorrow, where it will reach its final decision on Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) continuation project.

The Central West Mining & Extractive Environment Team MEET again in Mudgee

The Central West Mining & Extractive Environment Team MEET again in Mudgee

June 25, 2015

Persistent rain was not enough to dampen enthusiasm for a group of environment and community professionals from across the Central West who met last week in Mudgee as part of the annual Central West Mining & Extractive Environment Team (MEET) get together.

NSW Budget – First steps in fixing planning system, but mining communities miss out

NSW Budget – First steps in fixing planning system, but mining communities miss out

June 23, 2015

The NSW Government’s 2015-16 Budget has taken important steps to address the broken NSW planning system with a $17 million investment to halve the time it takes to assess state mining projects.

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