Opinion: Time to get tough on extremists ignoring the law

Opinion: Time to get tough on extremists ignoring the law

January 22, 2014

This Australia Day weekend, most of us will gather with friends and family to celebrate our nation. In stark contrast, a small group of extreme activists will be gathering in a state forest this weekend for training on how to flout the laws the rest of us are bound by, putting themselves and others at risk of injury or worse.

Opinion: Time for coal cash to fill some of the holes

Opinion: Time for coal cash to fill some of the holes

January 20, 2014

People living in Sydney sometimes forget that mining regions like the Hunter underpin the economic strength of NSW.

Chinese demand for NSW coal continues to grow

Chinese demand for NSW coal continues to grow

January 20, 2014

New export data shows China’s demand for NSW coal has increased significantly over the last financial year, cementing its place as the second largest market for the state’s coal exports and defying predictions from some commentators that demand for NSW coal would wane in the world’s most populous nation.

Big opportunities, big potential, big careers on offer to high school students across NSW

Big opportunities, big potential, big careers on offer to high school students across NSW

January 15, 2014

We're inviting eligible students entering Year 11 this year to apply for a 2014 NSW Mining Scholarship.

A call to recognise and fund communities affected by mining

A call to recognise and fund communities affected by mining

January 14, 2014

We’re calling on the NSW Government to consider the number of mining-related workers living in a local government area (LGA), to better identify mining affected communities for increased infrastructure funding.

Opinion: Miners stand proud of their contribution

Opinion: Miners stand proud of their contribution

January 09, 2014

Amid the usual debates about mining it can be easy to forget the real people throughout the Hunter Valley – the local miners, their families and those working in associated small businesses – that rely on mining to provide local jobs and deliver economic stability.

Mining companies deliver $16 million to over 900 NSW community groups in 2013

Mining companies deliver $16 million to over 900 NSW community groups in 2013

January 08, 2014

Over 900 local community groups across the state directly benefited from over $16 million in voluntary contributions from mining companies in NSW over the last financial year.

Upper Hunter mines launch weather forecasting trial

Upper Hunter mines launch weather forecasting trial

January 07, 2014

A three month trial of a weather forecasting system to help reduce dust emissions from Upper Hunter mine sites has begun, delivering on a project idea developed with participants of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue.

Miners turn out in high vis to demonstrate their support for Warkworth extension

Miners turn out in high vis to demonstrate their support for Warkworth extension

December 20, 2013

There has been a strong show of support for the expansion of a Hunter Valley coal mine that will give a lifeline to 1300 workers and hundreds of companies that supply the mine.

State and Federal one stop shop agreement welcome

State and Federal one stop shop agreement welcome

December 20, 2013

“The collaborative arrangement signed today, between the NSW and the Federal Governments, to develop a one stop shop for environmental approvals will provide certainty for NSW mining companies and re-energize much needed investment in our state,” NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.

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