Hearts, minds and prosperity: boosting investment in the minerals sector during a time of reduced social licence

Published: 11th December 2019

With global demand for mineral resources growing, there is significant government support for building the resources industry in NSW. Specifically, we’re looking to capitalise on the increasing global demand for ‘strategic’ metals like lithium, cobalt, scandium and rare earths, together with our copper and gold staples.

Incident at Woodlawn Mine

Published: 11th December 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has been notified of an incident that occurred on 10 December 2019 at Woodlawn Mine near Tarago in NSW.

LD Operations Pty Ltd fined $136,000 for safety breach

Published: 9th December 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has welcomed the conviction of LD Operations Pty Ltd for failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, following a serious injury to a worker at the Mannering Colliery at Doyalson.

Incident at Ulan Underground Mine

Published: 9th December 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has been notified of an incident that occurred on Saturday 7 December 2019 at Ulan Underground Mine.

Safety bulletin: Hoist rope unravels over head sheave

Published: 29th November 2019

A person-riding gemstone hoist winch rope was found with the inner strand of the rope protruding from the rope lay in two places.

Report highlights common dust hazard management issues

Published: 29th November 2019

Our recently published Targeted intervention program (TIP) report on respirable dust in quarry operations summarises the findings of assessments undertaken in relation to the hazard of respirable dust in NSW quarry operations, which started in September 2019 and involved 24 mines.

Three possible dust disease cases being investigated

Published: 28th November 2019

The NSW mining watchdog is investigating three new cases of possible dust disease.

Review of mining and petroleum health and safety laws

Published: 26th November 2019

The NSW Government will undertake a review of mining and petroleum work health and safety laws and regulations next year.

Resources Regulator investigating incident at Bulga Open Cut mine

Published: 15th November 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator has commenced an investigation into the death of a worker at Bulga Open Cut mine in the Hunter Valley.

Seeking synergy across jurisdictions, the common ground at recent AMCAC and CCIM talks

Published: 14th November 2019

We recently hosted the annual Conference of Chief Inspectors of Mines (CCIM) and the Australasian Mining Competency Advisory Committee (AMCAC).