NSW Minerals Council attends Environmental Offsets Inquiry

NSW Minerals Council attends Environmental Offsets Inquiry

May 07, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council has made a submission to the Environment and Communications References Committee in response to a Senate inquiry into Environmental Offsets.

New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling program deadline approaching

New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling program deadline approaching

May 07, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council commends a NSW Government led initiative, the ‘New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling Program’, offering grants to exploration companies to fast track their proposals, encouraging new scientific discoveries in our state that could greatly benefit the NSW economy.

Thousands support Drayton South extension in grassroots action

Thousands support Drayton South extension in grassroots action

May 01, 2014

Muswellbrook resident, Suzie Henry is making a big impact in the Hunter Valley mining community by rallying over 2,500 people to voice their support on social media for 500 Drayton miners whose jobs are at risk.

The Aurizon story- from the pit to the port

The Aurizon story- from the pit to the port

April 30, 2014

Aurizon aims to be a world leading transport business, to partner with customers for growth and to achieve benchmark safety performance.

Newcastle Knights fans can cheer on two great Hunter teams as ‘miners’ jersey goes on sale

Newcastle Knights fans can cheer on two great Hunter teams as ‘miners’ jersey goes on sale

April 29, 2014

The brand new Newcastle Knights fluro-orange ‘miners’ jersey, styled like a miner’s high-visibility uniform, is now available in store!

Mining scholarships to help train the next generation of miners

Mining scholarships to help train the next generation of miners

April 29, 2014

26 NSW high school students have been awarded NSW Mining Scholarships this year, bringing the number of students currently receiving assistance to 70, and the total number of scholarships provided through the scheme since 2009 to 164.

Opinion: Getting the facts about the Hunter Coal Rail Network

Opinion: Getting the facts about the Hunter Coal Rail Network

April 24, 2014

Most people understand that coal mining is an important pillar of economic strength and stability for the Hunter. Directly employing over 12,000 workers and supporting an additional 55,000 jobs across the region, mining companies contributed $6.3 billion in wages, business purchases and community contributions in the last financial year.

Opinion: Adam Bandt and the Greens need coal as much as everyone else

Opinion: Adam Bandt and the Greens need coal as much as everyone else

April 23, 2014

The Greens continue to demonstrate why most people view them as operating outside the reality of everyday Australian life.

A new incentive system needed to encourage exploration in NSW

A new incentive system needed to encourage exploration in NSW

April 23, 2014

There is an increasing need for an incentive system to encourage exploration in NSW, which would support future mining projects and the jobs and investment they create.

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.

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