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Partners in Wellbeing

Anglo American and Moranbah District Support Services (MDSS) have announced a two-year, $216,000 partnership that will secure vital counselling resources

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Be Annoying

‘BE ANNOYING’ Mental health should be front page news. This deeply personal front cover story sent to me by rugby

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All Aboard!

An up close and personal tour of Bowen’s North Queensland Export Terminal (NQXT) is helping local high school students solve

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Winning Women

Gold Coast-based engineer and FIFO worker Lydia Gentle has taken out the top honours at the prestigious BHP 2022 Women

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Supporting Sport

As a Platinum Partner of the North Queensland Cowboys, Bravus Mining and Resources has been the proud presenting partner of

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Supercar Site

Crews at Glencore’s Rolleston Open Cut operation were stoked to meet Supercar racing legend, Mark ‘Frosty’ Winterbottom on a recent

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Safety Stars

Excellence in mining was celebrated at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC), Health and Innovation Awards, with

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More than a Job

This month many of our stories are highlighting the bright future ahead for our coal mining industry. The NSW Minerals

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Eye in the Sky

Knowing where a potentially dangerous and risky situation exists before being able to see it is a ‘Holy Grail’ in

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Shape Your Future

The importance of Queensland’s minerals and energy sector to the state economy has never been more important, with concerns about

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Take A Bow!

Black tie replaced hi-vis in a glittering night of glamour, excitement, and celebration of our industry best as the Queensland

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Be Protected

This month we hear from Penny Crawford, the founder of Crawford Boots and Tim Maddison, Managing Director of Maddison Safety

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A Job Well Done

On July 7, Peter Constable retired after an incredible 53 years at Hunter Valley Operations. It’s hard to imagine spending

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Future Energy

Work needs to start immediately on a plan to guarantee future electricity supplies for Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong according to

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Coal Centre Stage

Singleton Showground will be centre stage for Hunter Coal Festival festivities when it hosts the Singleton Community Day on Saturday,

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Still Protecting

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the formation of Coal Services, an organisation that prides itself on its ongoing

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Worthy Winners

On June 23, the Queensland Resources Council’s (QRC) 2022 Indigenous Awards were held, recognising some of the amazing indigenous talent

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Fully Loaded

Remember when the original Terminator movie came out? Old Arnie could scan a room or the landscape and structures around

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Charity Champions

Smashing their initial goal of raising $20,000 for charities in the 2021-22 financial year, AGL’s Maintenance teams at Liddell and

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QME 2022

For over 29 years the Queensland Mining & Engineering Expo (QME) has been at the heart of the mining sector

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10 Years Together

The NSW Minerals Council and the Newcastle Knights have signed a new agreement for the mining industry to continue as a major

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Big Ass Burgers

Next time you find yourself visiting the beautiful town of Tamworth, NSW, you’ll want to stop by Williamsburg for some

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Sensational Safety

Idemitsu’s Muswellbrook Coal Company (MCC) recently marked a significant safety milestone, celebrating an impressive 6.5 years without a lost time

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Safety Stars

The winners of the 2022 Hunter Safety Awards were announced at the award ceremony on Thursday 12 May at the

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Cool School

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s School Mine Tours Program is on the road for 2022. The program started to travel

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OPINION: Hello!

I’m Dan Repacholi and I’m the bloke who’s head you’ve probably seen all over town recently. I’m also taking over

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Caring Community

Residents and family members of those interred at Wybong Cemetery were joined by volunteers from Mangoola Coal Mine to paint

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Bring on the BBQ

The MACH Energy Mount Pleasant Operation Aboriginal Community Development Fund has funded a special asset for the local community and

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Let’s Drive

Become a volunteer for a life-changing program that puts young people in the driver’s seat. The award-winning DRIVE program is

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All Aboard!

I don’t care what anyone says. There is nothing wrong with a grown adult enjoying a day out riding on

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Go Big!

In Australia, if you’re gonna do something, then you bloody well do it BIG. That’s why we are proud to

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Infinity Train

Australian mining company Fortescue is set to make its mark as a soon-to-be global green renewables company with the ‘Infinity

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Next Gen Engineers

The University of Newcastle’s award-winning annual Science and Engineering Challenge was back again for three exciting days in Muswellbrook on

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Women of Steel

On International Women’s Day on March 8, I was privileged to attend a special fundraising screening of the award-winning documentary

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Time for Tea

The sound of kettles boiling is set to ring across NSW on Thursday 19 May for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

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Fostering Futures

Glencore has welcomed 62 new apprentices to its coal workforce through its 2022 apprenticeship program. Among the 35 apprentices located

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Aloha!

Hawaii has opened up to international visitors and you won’t find a better destination for a pandemic detox. The biggest

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Generous Glencore

Glencore are generously donating an incredible $2 million towards The Salvation Army’s 2022 Flood Appeal, which is aiming to raise

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Fourby Fun Park

Officially launched in December 2021, Putty Valley Adventures is the perfect playground for buggy, rock crawler, tuff truck, quad bike,

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Sweet Serenity

Conveniently located on Conadilly Street in the heart of Gunnedah, Bitter Suite Café and Wine Bar invites you in for

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Rugby Reunion

The mighty Gunnedah Bulldogs first grade team of 1998 won the club its first premiership in 13 years that year,

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A New Chapter

Recently I discovered up and coming author Ned Stephenson. After checking out his first couple of books, I know it’s

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Goal for Coal

Australia’s resources and energy exports were up almost one-third on the previous year, the latest trade data confirmed. The Australian

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Backing Locals

BHP’s Local Buying Program is all about providing opportunities for local businesses and supporting local communities. Established in 2012, the

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Cash for Community

The first round of funding from the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) has been approved, with 13 community groups sharing

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Water Wise

Recently @ The Coalface had the opportunity to take an up close look at Glencore’s Greater Ravensworth Water and Tailings

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PRIME Time

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter has partnered with NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) and selected Hunter region high schools, for a

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Go Glendell!

The Glendell Continued Operations (GCO) Project has been recommended for approval and referred to the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC)

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Age Matters

Since the beginning of human history, ageing has been inevitable. However, what if it were possible to stay younger for

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A Merry Start to 2022

Malabar Resources ended 2021 together with the communities of the Upper Hunter, helping local families, organisations and the elderly celebrate

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Power Up

The NSW Government has approved an application from Snowy Hydro to build a new 660 mega-watt gas-fired power station in

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Learn and Lead

The 2022 WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program is now accepting applications from interested mentors and mentees. The Women in Mining Network

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Bis in Business

Bis has signed a multi-year on-road haulage contract for Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) at its Howick based processing facility. The

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Going Green

More than 300,000 trees have been planted across Whitehaven’s Maules Creek biodiversity offset properties to protect and enhance biodiversity values,

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Narrabri Shire Council

Community Satisfaction Survey Results Released Narrabri Shire Council’s 2021 Community Satisfaction Survey has revealed that 91% of the community is

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Tough Trucks

Hundreds of thousands of Tatra Trucks serve in militaries all over the world, with their unique design and extreme endurance

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Old School Mining

Since the beginning of civilization, we have seen enormous technological advancements in mining techniques. But traditional or ‘old school’ mining

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Massive Mining Event

Australia’s largest and most influential mining event, the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is at Melbourne Showgrounds from January

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A Time for Giving

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue is helping spread Christmas cheer in local schools. Offered in conjunction with the Hunter River

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Revolutionising Safety

New ground-breaking predictive biometric technology is set to transform the way people and companies work through real-time health management, saving

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Santa Land

There comes an age when you’re too old to sit in Santa’s lap. But the good news is you’re never

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Face Your Fear

Feeling some degree of anxiety when anticipating a painful experience or faced with potential danger is normal, but if you

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Happy Camping!

We are finally getting back the freedom to travel and roam around the state, however with some restrictions still in

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Vax Made Easy

CS Health is partnering with Pharmacy Guild of Australia to deliver fast, efficient and safe vaccinations against COVID-19 for workers

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In A Dizzy?

While feeling dizzy is quite common and normally nothing to worry about, frequent dizziness may be an indication of a

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Xmas Picnic

A Picnic at Singleton Showground is the new look for Samaritans Christmas Lunch in Singleton. Thanks to Northern Agricultural Association,

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R U OK?

This month we celebrated R U OK? Day, a national day dedicated to start a conversation, inspire and empower everyone

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Base to Base

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service supporters across Northern NSW are being encouraged to lace up their shoes this October in a

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Deserving Donation

Like many organisations, the Denman Rotary Club’s ability to raise funds has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Fortunately, the team

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Proud in Purple

Mt Arthur Coal supported this year’s national Wear It Purple Day on August 27. The Mt Arthur Coal site-based Inclusion

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Be a Hero

I’ve helped save the lives of over 50 people. No, I’m not a firefighter or a doctor. I just donate

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Dego to Your Door

Lockdown hasn’t stopped the Deck Café Lovedale from tantalising your taste buds, now delivering their chef prepared, ready packed ‘Degustation

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Dialogue Doings

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has postponed its Community Forum to 2022 due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. The Community Forum

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It’s Electrifying!

The Electric Mine Consortium (EMC) has launched the ‘Electric Mine Simulation’ challenge to help accelerate progress towards the electrification of

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Go Goannas!

The Cessnock Goannas have been fierce competitors in the Denton Engineering Cup 2021 season sitting in 2nd place heading into

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Go ‘Gadget’

In partnership with Mainetec, Bengalla Mining Company have celebrated the arrival of a new EX5600 Hulk Bucket with a ‘Gadget’

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Charity Challenge

AGL’s Maintenance teams at Liddell and Bayswater have set themselves a challenge to raise $20,000 for charities this financial year.

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Moving Forward

Ampcontrol and PPK Mining Equipment announce new battery-electric personnel carrier vehicle for the underground coal industry. A new agreement between

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Worth the Wait

The Hunter Coal Festival has been postponed until next year due to concerns about the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Organised by

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A & A

Automation and Autonomy are two words we hear a lot in the mining industry. To find out what’s ahead in

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Supporting Sport

Junior Sports clubs and organisations across regional NSW are set to benefit from almost $85,000 in collective funding thanks to

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Top 40

Beloved Singletonian Bernie Wood turned 40 recently. Well, his beloved business Singleton Earthmoving did and around 80 of his closest

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Core Values

Kim Nguyen has left the security of a successful career with a mission. To help others succeed. For more than

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Paving the Way

Renata Roberts has moved from strength to strength throughout her career, now adding the Exceptional Woman in NSW Mining award

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Leading Lady

Now one of the most influential leaders in the resources industry, Sarah Withell came from humble beginnings, growing up on the banks

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Go Pink!

Around 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, and we can all make a difference by going

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Adios Austar

As Yancoal’s Austar Coal Mine suspends production and transitions to care and maintenance operations, we take a look at the

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The Show Goes On

Newcastle band, New Black Shades, find new ways to share their music in light of Coronavirus isolation rules. Redhead locals and

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Play Ball!

Sienna Burgess has hit a home run, being selected in the 2020 NSW All School Girls’ Softball Team set for May

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Time to Fly

Have you always wanted to skydive but you’re scared of heights? Then indoor skydiving is for you. When I was

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Think Pink

Bengalla Mining Company recently celebrated the receipt of a Pink painted CAT D11T in recognition and partnership with the McGrath

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Blue is Better

Komatsu and Cummins have joined forces to supply blue painted engine modules to Komatsu 830E haul trucks to Bengalla Mine

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Get Connected

The Lower Hunter Community Connect Day is back on Thursday May 7, 2020 and will again provide a one-stop-shop for people

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Excellent Expo

The 2020 Emergency Services Expo is back again on March 28 and will showcase the Hunter’s amazing emergency services. Singleton

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Rewarding Ride

The Annual Mailrun Charity Bike Ride, proudly sponsored by Quarry Mining, is back for another year to raise money for

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Demystifying Energy

Opinion During heated and passionate debates about energy, it’s interesting to often witness misconceptions amongst the general community. After collaboration

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Fostering Futures

NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter launch a new partnership to build awareness of mining sector

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First Rate Rehab

Glencore’s Westside open cut coal site near Wakefield has received Government certification for a section of its rehabilitated mined land,

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Better Together

Richard Gillham is a 5thgeneration local farmer, member of the Boggabri Lions Club and the current Rural Fire Service Captain

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Brekkie Business

Gunnedah Business owners are finding inspiration and energy from each other. The Gunnedah Business Brekkie initiative has only been running

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Need for Speed

Ready, set, go! It’s just about time to hit the accelerator for Gunnedah’s fastest festival – the Weeks of Speed.

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No Man’s Land

Once the contractors truck of choice, the Caterpillar 785 Mining Truck, is as robust as it is versatile.  Despite the

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Back to Singleton 2020

Singleton reflects on historical, industrial and cultural contribution in bicentennial commemorations. It’s 200 years since the European exploration of the

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Safety Stars

Celebrating its fifth year, the Hunter Safety Awards have announced the 2020 finalists who have demonstrated positive approaches to Work,

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Rising Star

Racing is in the blood of 12-year-old Kobi Wright, starting his rookie season in the Junior Formula 500 class. Passionate youngster

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Pretty in Pink

Alfabs Group have aligned with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, donating $10,000 from the hire of RIZZO. The Alfabs Group

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Machine Mining

Like much of the world around us, mining is changing fast. New, smarter and faster machines driven by artificial intelligence

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Making Waves

Ellie Lambkin is a 16-year-old surfing young gun, passionate sportswoman and sun, surf and sand lover and she’s making waves

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Dust Duty

Meet Matthew Hall, the Coal Services ‘Dustie’ for the North West region. If you’re not familiar with a dustie (officially

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Above and Beyond

In 2019, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has continued its role as a vital component of the region’s emergency care

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Mannion Milestone

Spanning over 100 years, Mannion Drilling has seen generations of drillers with Managing Director Jason Mannion being the 4thto follow

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Safety Superstars

The Anglo-American team from Grosvenor are the winners of the 2019Australian Underground Mines Rescue Competition.  Mines rescue brigades from across

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Soulful Soloist

Born in Chile, Singer/Songwriter Nano adds a brilliant mix of Latin and Spanish culture to his energetic and lively performances. 

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Dust Busters

BHP Mt Arthur Coal has received the Industry Excellence Award at the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ)

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Far from Frigid

Every industry has its own vernacular, ‘lingo’ and acronyms designed to prevent entry to the outsiders looking in. The earthmoving

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Magic Muscats

Northwest Mining sponsored the Muswellbrook Muscats to help them take home the 2019 East Coast Masters win in style.  The

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Funding Farmers

BHP Mt Arthur Coal has joined forces with Chandler MacLeod to help alleviate some of the financial burden and hardship

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Local Launch

Programmed Skilled Workforce officially launched their new Singleton office on September 27 bringing together members of the company and the

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Field Service Fitter

Thiess is the world’s largest mining services provider. They offer the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities

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Time to Tech Up

Since his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of COAL21 late last year, Mark McCallum has sought to raise the profile

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The Wild West

If there’s a town in Australia that could be said to be reminiscent of America’s Wild West, that town is