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Bowen Basin

Jul 14, 2021
Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire workers are treated like second-class citizens at Central Queensland coal operations, a Senate inquiry on job security has heard. Rockhampton-based pump crew operator Chad Stokes was among the individuals giving evidence yesterday on behalf of the CFMEU. “I’ve been in labour hire … for seven years. There just aren’t any permanent jobs being offered… ...

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Jul 13, 2021
Millennium poised for August kick-off

Millennium poised for August kick-off

Mining is set to start in August at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine near Moranbah following completion of the site sale agreement between Peabody Energy Australia and new owner MetRes. MetRes is a 50/50 joint venture between M Resources and Stanmore Resources, which owns the nearby Isaac Plains coal operations. “We are excited to… ...

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Jul 13, 2021
Site death halts coal mine operations

Site death halts coal mine operations

BMA halted operations at the Goonyella Riverside mine near Moranbah after the death of a worker attributed to a medical emergency. A company spokesman said the worker had reported feeling unwell last night (Monday, July 12), sparking action from the site emergency response team, supported by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). “The safety and wellbeing… ...

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Jul 12, 2021
Electric transporters aid underground air quality

Electric transporters aid underground air quality

BMA’s Broadmeadow Mine has introduced two battery electric personnel transporters, in a move to help reduce diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure in underground workings. “Diesel machines create a real hazard in an underground mine and we’ve been on a journey over the past four years to reduce these DPM emissions in the ventilation system,” Broadmeadow… ...

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Jun 23, 2021
Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

KPMG, in partnership with GHD and Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc, has been contracted to carry out a study for a new Bowen Basin gas pipeline. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the initial concept phase of the $5 million study was underway and would investigate potential pipeline and infrastructure to improve the delivery of Bowen… ...

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Jun 22, 2021
Blue Energy in hydrogen deal to fuel mine fleet

Blue Energy in hydrogen deal to fuel mine fleet

Stanmore’s Isaac Plains mining fleet at Moranbah may be running on hydrogen in future through a deal with gas proponent Blue Energy. Blue Energy has executed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanmore Resources to supply hydrogen from future pilot production activities in its ATP 814 tenement in the Bowen Basin. It follows an… ...

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Jun 22, 2021
Rail reopens after fatal accident

Rail reopens after fatal accident

The Blackwater system re-opened to rail traffic last night after recovery work at the scene of Friday’s fatal crash involving a loaded coal train and a light engine locomotive. Aurizon confirmed this morning that the section had re-opened after rail crews completed recovery works at Westwood, near Rockhampton. The incident occurred about 11.20am on June 18,… ...

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Jun 21, 2021
Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

The CFMEU has filed an application with the Fair Work Commission challenging ‘maximum term’ employment contracts for labour hire workers at Central Queensland’s Grosvenor coal mine. The union said the contracts provided for a 12-month extension but also stated the One Key workers may be sacked any time or have their contracts extended. CFMEU Mining and… ...

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Jun 21, 2021
Stanmore rolls out next community grants round

Stanmore rolls out next community grants round

Stanmore Resources is opening applications for Round Two of its 2021 Isaac Plains Community Grant Program to help fund community initiatives. Grants of up to $5000 are available through the program for initiatives that highlight community health and wellbeing, support young people in the region, provide opportunities for Indigenous engagement or support the environment. The… ...

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