1,300 jobs another step closer to being secured at Mount Thorley Warkworth

1,300 jobs another step closer to being secured at Mount Thorley Warkworth

May 18, 2015

The jobs of 1,300 Upper Hunter miners are another step closer to being secured following today’s recommendation by the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment that mining should be allowed to continue at Mount Thorley Warkworth, subject to stringent environmental conditions.

Opinion: Baird must honour commitment to smooth way for more jobs

Opinion: Baird must honour commitment to smooth way for more jobs

May 05, 2015

Speak to any business owner in the Hunter and they can tell you the region is going through a jobs crisis.

Premier Baird visits the Hunter: Mining supporters speak up on social media

Premier Baird visits the Hunter: Mining supporters speak up on social media

April 29, 2015

Premier Baird’s visit to the Hunter to meet local residents - including mine workers at Mount Thorley Warkworth and Drayton South - has been met with a positive response across NSW, particularly on social media.

Premier’s visit to Hunter mining communities welcome

Premier’s visit to Hunter mining communities welcome

April 28, 2015

As unemployment in the Hunter continues to rise, the NSW Premier’s visit to Hunter mining projects has been welcomed by the industry, as it will give Mr Baird a better understanding of the need to support job-generating projects in the region.

Wild weather aftermath: mines open but coal chain still affected

Wild weather aftermath: mines open but coal chain still affected

April 23, 2015

The impact of wild weather experienced across the state earlier this week, in particular across the Hunter region, is still being felt. However, export coal deliveries should be operating as normal by the end of today.

Mount Thorley Warkworth apprentice recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

Mount Thorley Warkworth apprentice recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

April 16, 2015

Rio Tinto Coal & Allied have reason to celebrate this week as one of its employees has been recognised as the most outstanding apprentice in Australia by national training provider SKILLED.

Millionaires and Billionaires campaign against working families of the Hunter

Millionaires and Billionaires campaign against working families of the Hunter

April 09, 2015

Demands for a 10km buffer zone from new mining projects in the Hunter ignore history, as well as the reality of successful co-existence that is occurring right now across the region and across NSW.

Opinion: Political truth behind Green smokescreen

Opinion: Political truth behind Green smokescreen

April 02, 2015

In the words of Public Enemy: “Don’t believe the hype!’’ There has been a lot of rhetoric from the Greens and their supporters as to their performance at the election on the weekend however it is, on the whole, unfounded.

Greens vote goes backwards in NSW mining seats

Greens vote goes backwards in NSW mining seats

March 30, 2015

The Greens vote in the mining regions of the Hunter and Illawarra went backwards at the election on Saturday, demonstrating support for local jobs over anti-mining scare tactics.

Knights Fans and Miners pack Hunter Stadium for ‘Voice for Mining Family Day’

Knights Fans and Miners pack Hunter Stadium for ‘Voice for Mining Family Day’

March 28, 2015

Hunter Stadium was a sea of high-vis orange and yellow today as over 20,000 footy fans, local miners and mining supporters cheered on two great teams - the Newcastle Knights and NSW miners - at the third annual Voice for Mining Family Day.

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