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NSW March 2024

It always surprises us that so many of the stories in the media about coal mining are negative when there is an abundance of positive

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DISCOVERING DUBAI

Embarking on a two-week adventure to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), I soon realised that Dubai is not just a stopover destination – it’s a

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WELLBEING EXPO HITS MOURA

An intergenerational initiative involving student volunteers and community working together to improve access to health and wellbeing services in the Central Queensland rural mining community

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HOWZAT!

The Central Queensland (CQ) under-18 cricket team, representing the vast and diverse mining regions of Central Queensland, has clinched a historic victory at the North

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THE BEST OF THE BEST

Submissions are now open for Queensland’s premier mining excellence showcase, the Queensland Mining Awards (QMA 2024). QMA 2024 offers a prestigious platform to recognise innovation,

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A JOB WELL DONE

For more than four decades Mick Buffier has worked in coal mining. While he officially retired on January 31, it’s safe to say that Mick

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PANTRY PARTNERSHIP

Vulnerable Isaac families facing cost-of-living pressures will receive food relief through a $158,000 Community Pantry partnership. Anglo American has partnered with Emergency and Long-term Accommodation

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A NEW ERA FOR PEABODY

One of the world’s largest steel making coal mines has a new name, marking a fresh start for the Peabody operation. The North Goonyella Mine

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COLLINSVILLE TURNS PINK

The mining town of Collinsville in outback Queensland is set to transform into a ‘Sea of Pink’ to celebrate International Women’s Day and help raise

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MORE WOMEN IN MINING

The number of women working in trade positions in Queensland’s resources sector jumped by almost 40 per cent in the last financial year, now accounting

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GLENCORE SUPPORTS SPORT

Junior athletes across regional NSW will soon have greater access to skills, equipment and important safety programs thanks to almost $95,000 in collective funding from

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CHRISTMAS IN THE CLASSROOM

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue helped spread some Christmas cheer in local schools. Delivered in conjunction with the Hunter River Times newspaper, the Dialogue Christmas

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UHMD APPOINTS NEW CHAIR

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue recently appointed a new Chair, John Watson. John is the Director Environment and Community Coal Assets Australia – Glencore, and

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BOOST FOR BEES

A Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) community grant has helped a newly formed community group to value and protect Australian native bees in the Hunter. The

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JULES KICKING GOALS

Jules Kirkpatrick only started playing rugby league four years ago, but she’s already made it to the top tier of the sport in NSW. The

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Coal Counts Queensland

To finish off the year, @ The Coalface is proud to present this special feature showcasing the contribution coal mining makes to our communities. We’re

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REMEMBERING MINERS

The 2023 Moranbah Miners’ Memorial took place on November 10 at the Moranbah Town Square. The ceremony was a heartfelt tribute to all the miners

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SUPPORT FOR LOCAL SPORT

Junior athletes across regional Queensland will soon have greater access to skills, equipment and important safety programs thanks to almost $120,000 in collective funding from

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SMALL CLUB, BIG HEART

The Mackay Rowing Club might be a small club, but there’s nothing small about its achievements. Mari Simmonds, President of the Mackay Rowing Club and

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DYSART CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

On November 4, Dysart State School celebrated its 50th anniversary and the town’s half-century milestone. The school grounds buzzed with excitement, hosting a spectacular Christmas

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GOAL FOR CAPCOAL

Anglo American’s Lake Lindsay mine in the Bowen Basin has received approval for the expansion of its mining lease. The final hurdle for the expansion

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A FLIGHT TO REMEMBER

Ever imagined soaring through the skies as the sun dips below Brisbane’s horizon, painting the city in a palette of fiery hues? Thanks to Bekaa

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Queensland December 2023

Christmas is Coming! “Christmas is a togethery sort of holiday. That’s my favorite kind.” – Winnie the Pooh Another year has flown by! It’s time

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ALL POWER TO MAX

One of Glencore’s Ravensworth Mine’s Open Cut Examiners (OCE) has just lifted nearly a tonne of weight. It wasn’t with a digger though, he used

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FILIPINO FESTIVE FUN

Looking for somewhere different to visit for Christmas? Manila is the bustling capital city of the Philippines and a magical place to visit during the

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MORGAN ENGINEERING EXPANDS

Hunter Valley based company, Morgan Engineering, is expanding its operations into Gunnedah, bringing new jobs, and around-the-clock support for local mines. Having successfully launched award-winning

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HVO LISTENS

Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) has used the feedback from submissions on its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to improve its proposal to continue mining until 2050.

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BOOST FOR TOURISM

Broke Fordwich Wine and Tourism Association has receive a $10,000 boost to tourism efforts to showcase the region’s vibrant wineries, rich cultural heritage, stunning natural

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RETIRE RIGHT

Retirement can be a double-edged sword. To make the most of your golden years you not only need to invest in your financial health, but

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A LESSON ON LIGHTNING

Lightning is a dangerous weather phenomenon that can strike at any moment during a thunderstorm, posing a significant threat to mine sites and workers. We

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NEW LIFE FOR LAPTOPS

What does a mine production manager do on his weekends off? Well Glencore’s Integra Coal Underground Production Manager Evert Smit spent two weekends last month

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BIG BUY FOR WHITEHAVEN

Whitehaven Coal has acquired 100% of both the Blackwater and Daunia mines which produce some of the highest quality coal for steelmaking and has reaffirmed

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