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Qld mine bosses face 20 years' jail for worker deaths

22 May, 2020

The Qld Government has extended the offence of industrial manslaughter to the resources sector; this could see mining executives jailed for up to 20 years.


COVID-19 mining inspections yield encouraging results

19 May, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has published the findings of its proactive inspection program, which examined mine operator responses to risks posed by COVID-19.


COVID-19 exercise a success for Far West mines

19 May, 2020

PANDEMINEIUM, a virtual underground mine collapse exercise, was performed at NSW mines to test the effectiveness of new COVID-19 operating constraints.


Farmer dies in ATV rollover

18 May, 2020

A farmer has died after being thrown from an ATV as it rolled down a hill in regional Victoria, bringing the state's fatality toll up to 24 for 2020.


ABCC files suit against CFMEU workers for improper conduct

18 May, 2020

The ABCC has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against two CFMEU officials for acting in an improper manner and ignoring safety requests.


Enforceable undertaking for coal company exceeds $500K

18 May, 2020

Clarence Colliery has committed to spending over $500,000 in undertakings, following a workplace incident that left two workers with serious injuries.


NSW contractor fined after fatal gas mix-up

15 May, 2020

A baby died and another suffered serious injuries after a contractor cross-connected nitrous oxide and oxygen lines; the contractor has been fined $100,000.


Alice Springs fuel company charged $140K for worker death

06 May, 2020

A Northern Territory fuel company has been fined $140,000 following an incident that led to the death of one of its workers.


COVID-19 student-to-teacher transmissibility is limited

04 May, 2020

A report investigating the spread of coronavirus in NSW schools has found that the disease has limited transmissibility from students to teachers.


Qld introduces heavy fines to protect frontline workers

30 April, 2020

Anyone who deliberately coughs, sneezes or spits on Qld frontline workers will incur up to a $13,345 fine, as per a new COVID-19 Public Health Direction.


Investigations continuing after fatality at Truro Quarry

30 April, 2020

Investigations are continuing after the death of a worker at Truro Quarry in South Australia, which marks the state's first work-related fatality in 2020.


NSW Regulator adopts safeguards to protect mine workers

28 April, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of its inspectors contracting or transmitting the COVID-19 virus.


Truck accident occurs at Mount Arthur mine

24 April, 2020

The NSW Resources Regulator is investigating an incident at Mount Arthur mine, where a truck slid into a collapsed dump, trapping its operator for five hours.


Queensland gets 60 more paramedics to help fight COVID-19

21 April, 2020

The Palaszczuk government has fast-tracked 60 Queensland Ambulance Services officers, to help healthcare workers fight COVID-19.


Australian mining stands united on safety against COVID-19

20 April, 2020

The country's mining sector has united on safety amid COVID-19 and "the most significant disruption to daily life since the Second World War".


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