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.

Opinion: Don't celebrate jobs figures just yet

Opinion: Don't celebrate jobs figures just yet

March 28, 2014

THERE was much backslapping and high-fiving in the NSW government last week as new ABS data showed our state had the lowest unemployment in the country. But could the political self-congratulations be premature?

Quarry Mining building on a 30 year partnership with the NSW mining industry

Quarry Mining building on a 30 year partnership with the NSW mining industry

March 27, 2014

A 30 year partnership with the NSW mining industry has generated huge opportunities for Kari Armitage’s family business, Quarry Mining, which is now one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of high quality drilling equipment.

Ravensworth job losses add to Hunter industry pain

Ravensworth job losses add to Hunter industry pain

March 27, 2014

Today’s announcement that Glencore will suspend production at its Ravensworth Underground Mine is the latest sad example of how the current challenges facing the mining industry are costing jobs in the NSW, with the Hunter bearing most of the burden.

New minister continues engagement with mining

New minister continues engagement with mining

March 21, 2014

New NSW Minister for Resources & Energy Anthony Roberts MP has met with miners at the coal face during a visit to Centennial Coal’s Mandalong Mine site.

New biodiversity offsetting process welcomed

New biodiversity offsetting process welcomed

March 20, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council has welcomed the NSW Government's announcement of a new policy approach to the biodiversity offsetting process for major projects.

Mt Thorley-Warkworth - 1300 local jobs must be protected

Mt Thorley-Warkworth - 1300 local jobs must be protected

March 20, 2014

The jobs of 1300 Hunter Valley mining workers will be safeguarded for the future through the extension of Rio Tinto Coal & Allied’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mining operation.

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