MY MINING LIFE – IAN FLOOD

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Who are you and what do you do? Ian Flood, Manager Project Development & Approvals, Wilpinjong Coal Mine. My current focus is gaining approval for our proposed modification and extension plans. The modification will allow access to more productive coal areas without changing our approved annual production rates to 2033. The extension is to operate […]

MY MINING LIFE – RODNEY BUTLER

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Who are you and what do you do? I work for East Coast Traffic Control, and we go out and control the roads when the mines are doing the blasting. We close it down so no traffic can go through while the blast is happening. When did you start in the mining industry and what […]

MY MINING LIFE – TRACEY SNEDDEN

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Who are you and what do you do? Tracey Snedden, I’m the Community Relations Coordinator for Glencore Coal Assets Australia (GCAA – Glencore’s corporate office) When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I started as a mature-aged Graduate Environmental Scientist with Glencore in late 2017, working at the […]

MY MINING LIFE – TROY WILLIAMS

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Who are you and what do you do? Troy Williams, I’m an operator at Moranbah North Mine. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I started in 2002 in secondary support, bolting at Southern Mine in Middlemount. How different is your job now to what you wanted to […]

MY MINING LIFE – PETER WALSH

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Peter Walsh started as an apprentice at the NSW coal mine, Hunter Valley Operations (HVO). Forty years later he is leading its proposal to continue mining until 2050. Who are you and what do you do? Peter Walsh, Project Manager, Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) Continuation Project. When did you start in the mining industry and […]

MY MINING LIFE – CARRIE BENDEICH

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Who are you and what do you do? I’m Carrie. I’m the First Nations Programs Coordinator with Glencore Coal Australia, working on lands where Glencore operate in both Queensland and New South Wales. I’m originally from the Hunter Valley, and have worked in Indonesia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and now across Queensland and NSW. When […]

MY MINING LIFE – JODIE KELLY

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Who are you and what do you do? I’m Jodie, and I’m employed by Anglo American where I hold the position of Operating Model and Business Improvement Manager. My primary responsibility revolves around providing support to our mining sites across Australia. In essence, my role entails aiding these sites in comprehending and executing the foundational […]

MY MINING LIFE – OLIVIA HULBERT

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Who are you and what do you do? My name is Olivia Hulbert, I am 26 years old and an Environmental Advisor working for Whitehaven Coal Mine Closure Unit. The unit undertakes the rehabilitation of historic and closed mines, and supports rehabilitation for our Gunnedah Open Cut coal mines.   When did you start in […]

MY MINING LIFE – Bradley Ingram

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Who are you and what do you do? Bradley Ingram. I am a Train Driver hauling coal from the mines to the port in the Blackwater System. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I started as a Driver in Hughenden in 2002 as a freight Driver. Previously […]

MY MINING LIFE – Benny Butlin

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Who are you and what do you do? Benny Butlin. I am a shotfirer at Rix’s Creek Mine. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? Started at Stratford Coal in 2011 after gaining heavy machinery experience in the civil sector. How different is your job now to what […]

MY MINING LIFE – Chanele Le Grand

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Who are you and what do you do? I am Chanele Le Grand and I work for BUMA Australia as a Graduate Mining Engineer. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I began my mining career in 2019 during my first year of university, working at Meandu Mine. […]

MY MINING LIFE – Penny Walker

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Who are you and what do you do? Penny Walker and I am the CHPP Superintendent at Malabar Resources Maxwell Coal Handling and Preparation Plant. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I first started in the mining industry in 2009 as a vacation student at HVO CHPP […]

My Mining Life – Noel Busk

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Who are you and what did you do before your recent retirement? Noel Busk, I was working at Goonyella Riverside as a Plant Operator. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I started in 1971 at Goonyella as a Dragline Oiler, at the age of 19, with UTAH […]

My Mining Life – Chelsie Morrow

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Who are you and what do you do? Chelsie Morrow, Electrical Apprentice, Hunter Valley Operations (HVO). When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I started my apprenticeship at HVO in 2022, so I’m in my second year. How different is your job now to what you wanted to […]

My Mining Life – Tayah Womal

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Who are you and what do you do? My name is Tayah Womal and I work in administration at Broadmeadow Mine. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I first started working at Broadmeadows Mine, one day a week as a school-based trainee and then got bought on […]

My Mining Life – Sandy Lettice

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Who are you and what do you do? Sandy Lettice, I am a Land & Property Officer for MACH Energy Mount Pleasant Operation near Muswellbrook. I was born in the Upper Hunter and live on a farm in the Scone area with my wife Hannah and three very busy children. When did you start in […]

My Mining Life – Ben Dawson

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Who are you and what do you do? My name is Ben Dawson and I am a mine technician and trainer and assessor at Dawson Mine in Moura. When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? I started in the mining industry in 2006 as a drillers offsider in […]

My Mining Life – Gabriela Love

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Who are you and what do you do? Gabriela Love – CHPP and Site Infrastructure Manager, Mt Arthur Coal BHP When did you start in the mining industry and what was your first job? After graduating as a mining engineer in 1985, my first job was to wash the bottles used for assaying gold in […]