Hunter Coal Festival’s Mining Careers Day offers students a taste of the industry

Hunter Coal Festival’s Mining Careers Day offers students a taste of the industry

February 24, 2015

On March 19, students from six Lake Macquarie high schools will have the opportunity to learn about a career in coal mining with a tour to three world-class industry training facilities – all located around the Newcastle region.

Increased level of illegal activity by activists highlights need for tough action

Increased level of illegal activity by activists highlights need for tough action

February 23, 2015

The increased level of illegal action by extreme anti­mining protesters highlights the need for the state government to implement tougher deterrents for those who chose to break the law in this way, NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.

Pike “awestruck” at impact of coal miner artwork

Pike “awestruck” at impact of coal miner artwork

February 19, 2015

Renowned Hunter artist Christine Pike has expressed her awe at the “phenomenal” response she’s been getting from people visiting her ‘coal miners’ exhibition at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

‘Nut job’ Greens should be held to account: Minister

‘Nut job’ Greens should be held to account: Minister

February 18, 2015

NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts, has slammed The Greens Party and is calling on the media to hold them to account for policies that are rejected by a majority of the community.

Support for sensible policy making on mining from major parties

Support for sensible policy making on mining from major parties

February 18, 2015

Spokesmen on mining for the NSW Government and the Labor Opposition are committing to sensible policy making on planning and environmental management in the next term of government.

NSW Mining Beyond 2015 - A plan for the next NSW government

February 17, 2015

Priorities for a stronger NSW mining industry that provides jobs and investment in NSW have been outlined in a new plan

Professional activist groups should have tax deductibility status removed

Professional activist groups should have tax deductibility status removed

February 16, 2015

Professional anti-mining activist groups who engage in illegal protests or who encourage others to do so should not qualify for tax deductibility NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.

Minister for Primary Industries praises mining’s work with community and rehabilitated mine land

Minister for Primary Industries praises mining’s work with community and rehabilitated mine land

February 10, 2015

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has publicly recognised the efforts of the government and industry partnership investigating whether rehabilitated mine land can sustainably support productive and profitable grazing in the Upper Hunter.

Greens anti-coal platform would destroy Illawarra and NSW economy

Greens anti-coal platform would destroy Illawarra and NSW economy

February 09, 2015

The Greens plan to end coal mining in the Illawarra and across NSW within five years would drive up electricity prices, destroy thousands of Illawarra jobs, threaten thousands of Illawarra businesses, and destroy the Illawarra economy.

A new trial to reduce rail noise in the Upper Hunter

A new trial to reduce rail noise in the Upper Hunter

February 09, 2015

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is progressing to the next phase of its Trial Rail Noise Abatement program to reduce the impact of noise from coal trains.

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