Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue releases new figures and reports

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue releases new figures and reports

March 31, 2016

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has kicked off 2016 with the release of its annual forum report, and updated rehabilitation figures. With the Hunter Coal Festival kicking off tomorrow and both the Tocal Field Days conference and Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference, April is set to be a busy month for the Dialogue.

NSW Government delivers better safety for mine workers and protesters

NSW Government delivers better safety for mine workers and protesters

March 17, 2016

The NSW Government has delivered better safety for mine workers and protesters through a package of measures that will deter illegal and dangerous protest activity while protecting the rights of people to protest within the law.

OPINION: Some protesters need to be punished

OPINION: Some protesters need to be punished

March 17, 2016

Everyone has the right to be safe at work. We have a range of laws that say so. In a ­democracy, everyone should also have the right to protest within the law.

OPINION: Four year analysis shows local mining pumped $21.6 billion into the Hunter economy

OPINION: Four year analysis shows local mining pumped $21.6 billion into the Hunter economy

March 15, 2016

The recent job cuts announced by several Upper Hunter mines are an unfortunate reminder of just how tough things currently are for the mining sector in NSW. However despite these tough times, mining activity in the Hunter continues to underpin the regional economy.

2016 Women in Mining Awards Celebrate a Diverse NSW Mining Industry

2016 Women in Mining Awards Celebrate a Diverse NSW Mining Industry

March 08, 2016

On International Women’s Day, we are celebrating our women miners with the launch of the NSW Minerals Council and NSW Women in Mining Network (WIMnet NSW) 2016 NSW Women in Mining Awards.

NSW Government takes responsible step in deterring illegal mine protests

NSW Government takes responsible step in deterring illegal mine protests

March 07, 2016

The NSW government has taken a measured and responsible approach in seeking tougher deterrents for those who chose to break the law when protesting at mine sites across NSW.

New public awareness campaign on Mining launched in NSW

New public awareness campaign on Mining launched in NSW

March 07, 2016

Mining operations use just 0.1 per cent of land in NSW while providing jobs to tens of thousands of families. Mining continues to co-exist with regional neighbours including beef and wheat farms. Mine rehabilitation in NSW is world class, often returning the land to better than it was prior to mining.

OPINION: Mining still vital to Hunter community

OPINION: Mining still vital to Hunter community

March 03, 2016

There is one word that sums up the Hunter mining industry. Resilient.

‘Voice for Mining Family Day’ back on 10 April 2016

‘Voice for Mining Family Day’ back on 10 April 2016

March 02, 2016

League fans will again be able to cheer on two great teams - the Newcastle Knights and NSW miners - at the popular Voice for Mining Family Day at Hunter Stadium on April 10.

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