Festival to celebrate Hunter Mining set for 2015

Festival to celebrate Hunter Mining set for 2015

July 23, 2014

A new festival is being launched to showcase the benefits of mining and the community support for the industry in the Hunter Valley.

“Positive step” for 500 jobs as Dept of Planning recommends Drayton South approval

“Positive step” for 500 jobs as Dept of Planning recommends Drayton South approval

July 21, 2014

Anglo American’s Drayton South extension is being referred to the Planning Assessment Commission for a final decision on whether the project proceeds, after the Department of Planning and Environment advised that the project could be approved with strict environmental conditions.

Rise for Alex round raises over $1 million

Rise for Alex round raises over $1 million

July 21, 2014

Alex McKinnon was full of emotion as he made his much publicised return to Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium. The huge crowd of supporters turned out as the Newcastle Knights, proudly sponsored by the NSW Minerals Council, took on Gold Coast Titans for the main game of the Rise for Alex round.

Repeal of mining tax needed for jobs and investment

Repeal of mining tax needed for jobs and investment

July 18, 2014

NSW miners are urging the Federal Parliament to immediately repeal the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) which is a dead weight on our state’s largest commodity export industry.

Employee retention and community links in the spotlight at Aboriginal Forum

Employee retention and community links in the spotlight at Aboriginal Forum

July 17, 2014

Changing company focus from recruitment to retention and establishing links with all sectors of the Aboriginal community were two of the key messages shared at a recent Aboriginal Industry Forum held in Singleton.

Scrapping the Carbon Tax a welcome relief

Scrapping the Carbon Tax a welcome relief

July 17, 2014

The repeal of the Carbon Tax will help protect jobs, strengthen the NSW economy and take an unwanted handbrake off mining, the state’s largest commodity export industry.

Jennmar showing manufacturing and mining a beneficial partnership in NSW

Jennmar showing manufacturing and mining a beneficial partnership in NSW

July 16, 2014

Western Sydney is a hive of activity for NSW Mining. Sounds implausible but it’s true. There are around 3,000 businesses in Sydney, predominantly in Western Sydney, who supply mining operations right across NSW.

Teacher recognised for commitment to teaching Science and Technology

Teacher recognised for commitment to teaching Science and Technology

July 15, 2014

A third year student with a passion for teaching science and technology is being announced as this year’s NSW Minerals Council Primary Education Award.

More job losses announced as adjustments in NSW coal continue

More job losses announced as adjustments in NSW coal continue

July 15, 2014

Port Waratah Coal Services and Centennial Coal have both announced reductions in their workforces as the NSW coal industry continues to adjust to extremely challenging market conditions.

Mining industry water use already heavily regulated in NSW

Mining industry water use already heavily regulated in NSW

July 14, 2014

It is no surprise to see a report on water use commissioned by the anti-mining group Lock The Gate containing findings against the mining industry.

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