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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 and ensure the continued delivery

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Alcohol Antidote

As we enter the silly season, it means work parties, catch ups with family and friends and lots of good times. And as we all

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Apprentices battle it out

Apprentices from across QLD put their trade training to the test, competing in a range of skills challenges at the annual Glencore Skills Competition on

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Champion Couple

Wade & Enja Ryan have dedicated themselves to the sport of boxing and have achieved impressive victories through their hard work and determination. Recently I

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A Place to Call Home

Whitehaven’s rehabilitation efforts at the historic Brickworks open-cut mine site are paying off, with a healthy koala spotted using the koala corridor planted by Whitehaven

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Top Team Effort

“There’s something about the Barrington Tops and Aussie Ark that makes manual labour far more enjoyable!” So says Jo Ferguson, community relations co-ordinator at AGL

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Learn to Lead

Join Jackson’s Journey is a new series of children’s books designed to strengthen the leaders of today and build the leaders of tomorrow. When it

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Trail to Triumph

This year saw 11 part time and 17 full time runners join together in the Trail to Triumph Ultra Marathon to raise awareness and funds

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Meeting the Carbon Challenge

Glencore’s wholly-owned Carbon Transport and Storage Company (CTSCo) Project aims to demonstrate the full-scale, operational and end-to-end use of carbon, capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)

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A Trip of a Lifetime

Post-Covid overseas travel is back and Hunter broadcaster Tracy McKelligott and her 15-year-old daughter Mia couldn’t wait to go. Tracy had previously gone overseas for

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Brigades Battle It Out

Mines rescue brigades from across NSW and Qld descended upon the Illawarra mining district to compete in the 58th annual Australian Underground Coal Mines Rescue

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Kickstart Your Heart

It’s the small things that can quite often make great improvements to your health. Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death in Australia

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Port Support

Local organisations looking to kick-start a project that supports a vibrant and thriving port community are encouraged to apply for funding through Port of Newcastle’s

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Local Voices

Port Waratah Coal Services has been part of Newcastle and the Hunter region for more than 45 years, connecting the Hunter Valley coal chain to

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Partners in the Community

Bengalla and Hitachi have partnered with Upper Hunter Homeless Support (UHHS) to raise awareness of the important work UHHS do in the local community, proudly

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Learn from the Lawman

Stuart Barnett is our mining industry’s leading personal injury lawyer. This month he has some important advice about consequential injuries to a part of the

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Rehab Magic at Mangoola

The rehabilitation of Glencore’s Mangoola mine site is second to none, and over recent years they’ve gone one step further to ensure the rehabilitation of

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The Power of Mentors

WesTrac NSW/ACT General Manager of Operations, Danielle Bull, has been awarded the 2022 Women in Industry Mentor of the Year. Today’s business landscape is complex

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Budget Back on Track

The Budget has been delivered and what a Budget it was for the Hunter Electorate. The 2022 Federal Budget brings enormous spending to regional Australia,

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Skills on Show

39 apprentices from NSW and QLD put their trade training to the test, competing in a range of skills challenges at the Glencore Interstate Skills

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Mining delivers budget lift

The contribution to the federal budget from mining is extraordinary and highlights once more the importance of mining investment to the Australian economy. In the

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World Class Workforce

The number one thing that makes our industry world-class is our people. We have some of the most highly trained professionals in the NSW mining

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Hunter Hotshots

The NSW Minerals Council couldn’t be more spot on when they say that the number one thing that makes our industry world-class is its people.

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2023 Hunter Safety Awards

Following a successful in-person award ceremony held on Thursday 12 May 2022, the Hunter Safety Awards applications are once again open for 2023. The annual

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A Night of Hope

On Saturday, September 10, the inaugural Kiss from a Rose Charity Ball was held at Singleton Rugby Club thanks to the hard work and passion

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A Drive to Help

This month we got to meet one of the many inspiring faces of the Coalface. Andy Suthers is a Moranbah local that works in the

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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 league champion, and our Bush

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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 supply-chain challenges in a classroom

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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 in Resources National Awards, presented

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Heart in the Hunter

Kurt Gidley’s boots have always been firmly planted in the Hunter and his new ventures haven’t changed that. @ The Coalface sat down with the

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A Cut Above

Ten emergency response teams from across the region competed at the annual Hunter Valley Open Cut Mines Rescue competition on Friday, 9 September 2022. It

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Celebrate at Community Day

Hunter Coal Festival festivities will take centre at Singleton Showground when it hosts the Singleton Community Day on Saturday, October 29. The Singleton Community Day

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Leaders Lunch

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King will headline an impressive speakers’ line up at the Hunter Coal Festival’s Mining Leaders Lunch on Friday, October 28, at

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The Road to Success

This month LaserBond celebrated thirty years in business. We sat down with CEO Wayne Hooper to find out how in three decades they went from

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Learn from the Lawman

Stuart Barnett is our mining industry’s leading personal injury lawyer. This month he has some important advice about you right to access your sick leave

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A Proud History

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has had a profound impact on the world. She touched the lives of generations of Australians. For 70 years,

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Outstanding Operator

Third-generation heavy machinery operator Jack Divall has proven he is the best equipment operator in NSW following an outstanding show of skill at the WesTrac-hosted

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Community Celebrations

October is the time for our community to come together and celebrate with some fantastic events on the calendar this month. The Coal Festival is

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Coalminers Cup

Over 280 kids from nine primary schools across the region gathered for a great day of rugby league competition at the annual Coalminers Cup Carnival

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CS Health Opens New Facility

Growing demand for occupational medical services has seen a new provider enter the Gunnedah region. CS Health, a business unit of Coal Services, officially opened

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Women on the Rise

Kayla Kelaher is the founder and managing director of Kelaher Industrial Services. Not only has she created a successful business in a male dominated industry,

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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 the Adopt-a-School program – the

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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 site visit, made possible thanks

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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 Anglo American Dawson Mine taking

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Everyone is welcome

With guidance from the Wonnarua community, Mt Arthur Coal has created a Yarning Circle at the entrance to their main building as an acknowledgment to

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The Mindful Miner

Josh Dagg is a plant operator at Bloomfield’s Rix’s Creek mine. However, he’s also ‘The Mindful Miner’, and on a mission to start some important

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North West Spring 2022

From new businesses to new constructions to new projects, there’s a lot going on in the North West region. It’s great to see new businesses

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Making More Miners

The mining industry is a major employer in NSW offering close to 30,000 direct jobs, many in regional areas. At the end of last financial

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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 Council campaign, ‘Mining Responsibly, for

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CQ Stars Shine Bright

More than 190 people were on hand to congratulate the regional finalist and winners at the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s Gala event

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Celebrating Women In Mining

International Day of Women In Mining is a global celebration of women in mining that celebrates women’s perseverance, contributions, talents and spirit.  Its intention is

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Coal Jobs on the Rise

Coal is the “star of the show” according to a new report on employment projection in the industry in Queensland. Nationally, Australia’s resources and energy

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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 mining operations. Advances in both

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