Katter Takes on Fight for Coal

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Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has hit back at politicans who he says are creating the collapse of economies by anti-coal mining stands. Speaking in Mackay this week Mr Katter says he is warning the CFMEU won’t lie down and let “The ALP belt the hell out of the coal industry”. “Mackay, … [Read more...]

Adani ‘Go’ is ‘A Get Ready’

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Charters Towers Regional Council is stepping forward to now ensure that the benefits flow to the region from the massive $16.5 billion Carmichael Mine and Rail projects which were given the go ahead this week. Adani Australian chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj gave the “green light’ for the … [Read more...]

Carmichael Mine Confirmed

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Adani has given the go-ahead to the first stage of the $US16 billion Carmichael mine with an announcement from Adani chairman Gautam Adani. “I am proud to announce the project has final investment decision approval which marks the official start of one of the largest single Infrastructure — … [Read more...]

Adani Coal Pollution- “Exaggerated”

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A Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Report has found that activist claims that Adani had polluted beaches near its Abbot Point coal port are an exaggeration. The Department has released its report into the discovery of coal sediment samples Dingo Beach, off Abbot Point, following … [Read more...]

New Umpire to Sort Resources Disputes

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Landholders and resources companies are a step closer to having a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes over their negotiated agreements following legislation introduced into State Parliament. Minister Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham told Parliament that the new Land Access … [Read more...]

Lung Test Crackdown

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Queensland’s 30,000 coal miners will have world-class lung function tests by the end of the year as the government moves to intorduce reform to tackle black lung disease. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says new accreditation standards for facilities and training standards for … [Read more...]

Re-born copper mine gains red tape reduction

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A revived copper mine has gained special status to cut red tape and create hundreds of jobs in north-west Queensland. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham has granted prescribed project status to the $152 million project to refurbish and re-open Capricorn Copper Mine, 125km north of … [Read more...]