Shadow Minister for Resources calls for ‘fair’ treatment of Hunter miners and mine project assessment

Shadow Minister for Resources calls for ‘fair’ treatment of Hunter miners and mine project assessment

April 22, 2014

NSW Shadow Minister for Resources, Steve Whan, has come out in support of Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth project and its 1300 workers, calling for the new project proposal to be assessed on its merits.

State Budget must address decline in investment in NSW

State Budget must address decline in investment in NSW

April 22, 2014

The NSW Budget must include measures to address the sharp drop in NSW mining investment over the last two years.

Austar Mine Incident

Austar Mine Incident

April 16, 2014

The thoughts and prayers of the entire NSW mining industry are with the families, friends and workers affected by the tragic loss of two miners while working on a section of the underground Austar mine in the Hunter Valley last night.

Opinion: NSW the new front line of activist’s economic vandalism

Opinion: NSW the new front line of activist’s economic vandalism

April 14, 2014

NSW has become the new front line for professional activists bent on economic sabotage, including direct attacks on the jobs of thousands of people across the state.

Opinion: It’s no laughing matter for threatened miners

Opinion: It’s no laughing matter for threatened miners

April 10, 2014

It’s certainly not a joke for the 1800 Hunter miners whose jobs are at risk because the mines where they work are currently caught up in a planning system that actually works against mining.

Variety ‘the spice of life’ as miners and MP hit the road for a good cause

Variety ‘the spice of life’ as miners and MP hit the road for a good cause

April 09, 2014

Spending seven days in a car with anyone is tough at the best of times, but it will be that little bit easier for Newcastle MP Tim Owen, Centennial Coal’s Katie Brassil and Orica’s Greg Holmes, hitting the road in the knowledge that they are raising money for disadvantaged youth.

Drayton Project - Compromise needed to protect jobs

Drayton Project - Compromise needed to protect jobs

April 09, 2014

It is important that a compromise is reached to protect those working in all industries operating in the Upper Hunter, including the 500 miners at Drayton.

NSW Mining welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Japan

NSW Mining welcomes Free Trade Agreement with Japan

April 08, 2014

The announcement of a Free Trade Agreement with Japan is a welcome development that will build upon the longstanding and important trade and investment relationship NSW currently enjoys with Japan.

Court ruling on Mount Thorley Warkworth

Court ruling on Mount Thorley Warkworth

April 07, 2014

The decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the overturning of Rio Tinto’s planned Mount Thorley Warkworth modification embodies everything wrong with the NSW planning system.

Leard State Forest activists ignore the law and put lives at risk

Leard State Forest activists ignore the law and put lives at risk

March 31, 2014

Activists in the Leard State Forest are recklessly choosing to place themselves, site workers, and emergency services personnel at risk simply to make a political statement.

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