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CFMEU fails to challenge Kestrel job cuts: UPDATED


RIO Tinto’s move to retrench up to 100 workers at its Kestrel longwall mine last month has overcome a legal challenge by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.
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Wollongong Coal’s Singh on $700,000 a year


THE current executive chairman of Wollongong Coal Jasbir Singh will receive a $700,000 per annum salary plus statutory superannuation, a motor vehicle and accommodation.
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Red tape hits Indo coal exporters


NEW illegal mining regulations in Indonesia could cut the nation’s coal exports by 15-20% in October compared to the previous month.
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   TODAY'S STORIES xCONTINUED


News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: unions explore fine print on BHP job cuts; Mincor says nickel to bounce back in 2015; and ASX suspends Clive Palmer’s Australasian Resources.
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Sedgman lands Cockatoo contract


COAL processing plant specialist Sedgman has won a $36.7 million contract to help expand Cockatoo Coal’s Baralaba open cut mine in Queensland.
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Lawyer pleads guilty to road assault


A man employed at engineering house UGL has pleaded guilty to assaulting an L-plate motorcyclist in North Sydney in July last year.
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NSW CSG science is in – with caveats


THE science is in. Industry can move forward with CSG extraction in a safe and sustainable manner if done properly, albeit with the likelihood of “inevitable, unintended consequences”. The ball is now in the New South Wales government’s court.
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A personal focus


THE contribution of individual personnel will be a focus of the Faces of Mining … Making it Personal initiative to be introduced at the 2014 Mining & Engineering New South Wales exhibition.
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Greens claim victory in upholding federal protection of Reef


FEDERAL environment laws will remain safe from “environmentally reckless state premiers” who seek to promote the coal industry, according to the Greens who have brokered a deal with Clive Palmer’s PUP party to centralise environmental oversight in Canberra.
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MetroCoal reshuffle continues


THE overhaul of MetroCoal is progressing following Metallica Minerals selling its entire 64.3 million share holding, with the company welcoming new investors and a new director.
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Cerrejon’s cost focus


IMPROVING productivity rather than headline production is the name of the game as Colombia's largest coal mine (pictured above) seeks to mitigate the effects of falling coal prices, having recently completed its $US1.3 billion ($A1.49 billion) P-40 expansion project.
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OHS gets an overhaul


MINING, oil and gas operations in Australia and the UK will find their countries’ occupational health and safety standard replaced with a new international OHS standard from 2016.
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Millions in ‘dead’ tenement bonds to be returned


THE Western Australian Mines Department has moved to return $A6 million in bonds to mining companies and individual investors which once held tenements now considered dead.
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Continental’s underwhelming shareholder response to capital raising


SOUTH African coal producer Continental Coal has received a paltry 10% take-up by shareholders to raise $35.1 million through a non-renounceable entitlement issue.
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More coal mine closures ahead: Glencore


GLENCORE believes more metallurgical coal mines closures are likely while it foresees an India-driven recovery in thermal coal demand for the years ahead.
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It’s not all bad: Mackenzie


JOB-cutting BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will officially open its Caval Ridge open cut coal mine in central Queensland “in the coming week”, according to BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie.
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Isaac Plains coal mine to close next year


BRAZILIAN resources giant Vale and Sumitomo Corp will put the Isaac Plains coal mine in Queensland on care and maintenance next year despite the Japanese trading house buying a 50% stake in the joint venture less than three years ago from Aquila Resources for $430 million.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Newcrest Mining chief executive Sandeep Biswas is top-earning mining boss; Rio defies iron ore price crunch with new mine; and LNG keen to keep on delivering.
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Mt Arthur extension approved


BHP Billiton has received Planning Assessment Commission approval to extend the life of its Mount Arthur coal mine in the Hunter Valley by four years to 2026.
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Optimistic juniors emerging from the bottom


THE battered junior mining space could begin to recover after a tough 2014 financial year, according to Grant Thornton.
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Leigh Creek opts for tyre pressure monitor


AFTER 18 months of evaluation, consultation and development with LSM Technologies and partner Blackbox Control, Alinta Energy’s Leigh Creek coal mine in South Australia has started fitting LSM’s tyre pressure monitoring system on their 17 Terex 4400 and Komatsu 830E dump trucks.
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Cat releases new gen set


CATERPILLAR has released the latest addition to its new series of G3520H generator sets which is the second of the H-Series product line available for operation on natural gas fuel.
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Tigers Realm eyes more tonnes


AUSSIE junior Tigers Realm Coal hopes to add some serious tonnages of high quality coking coal with the recent start of its 2014-15 winter drilling program at Amaam North in far east Russia.
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HOGSBACK 
The renewables basket case


CONGRATULATIONS to the Queensland Resources Council for almost getting it right when it bit back this week over the investment appeal of coal because from what Hogsback has seen over the past few years renewable energy investments have been far worse than coal.
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MORE HOGSBACK

Hunting for truth in China’s new coal rules


The missing private equity funds


Worrying about a Chinese coal import curb, and other matters


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MINE ACTIVITY 
Broadmeadow ramp up


BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance is targeting 6.7 million tonnes per annum of production from its Broadmeadow mine in Queensland which started longwall top coal caving operations last year.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Blackwater is ‘smashing’ records


Russell Vale plans win support


Glencore to suspend Ravensworth longwall


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
CFMEU fails to challenge Kestrel job cuts: UPDATED


RIO Tinto’s move to retrench up to 100 workers at its Kestrel longwall mine last month has overcome a legal challenge by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Wollongong Coal’s Singh on $700,000 a year


Sedgman lands Cockatoo contract


MetroCoal reshuffle continues


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Leigh Creek opts for tyre pressure monitor


AFTER 18 months of evaluation, consultation and development with LSM Technologies and partner Blackbox Control, Alinta Energy’s Leigh Creek coal mine in South Australia has started fitting LSM’s tyre pressure monitoring system on their 17 Terex 4400 and Komatsu 830E dump trucks.
Full Story...


MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Cat releases new gen set


Perth boys to power Poland


Chilean miners go it alone on energy


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COAL MARKETS 
Red tape hits Indo coal exporters


NEW illegal mining regulations in Indonesia could cut the nation’s coal exports by 15-20% in October compared to the previous month.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

NSW CSG science is in – with caveats


Millions in ‘dead’ tenement bonds to be returned


It’s not all bad: Mackenzie


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EQUIPMENT 
Putting its orange nuts on show


PHILMAC is putting its range of pipe connections and systems, including its distinct orange nuts, on show at this year’s Mining & Engineering exhibition.
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R & D 
Mining must build on social licence: CSIRO


THE mining sector needs to work harder on community acceptance, trust and support, the CSIRO has found.
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MORE R & D

Rio software gives deposit an ‘ultrasound’


‘Smart’ mining era must continue, says Ventyx


Experts to study WA automation standards


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Lawyer pleads guilty to road assault


A man employed at engineering house UGL has pleaded guilty to assaulting an L-plate motorcyclist in North Sydney in July last year.
Full Story...


MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

OHS gets an overhaul


Deceased-discovering supervisor hit by drugs charge


Toe-breaking incident at North Wambo


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ENVIRONMENT 
Greens claim victory in upholding federal protection of Reef


FEDERAL environment laws will remain safe from “environmentally reckless state premiers” who seek to promote the coal industry, according to the Greens who have brokered a deal with Clive Palmer’s PUP party to centralise environmental oversight in Canberra.
Full Story...


MORE ENVIRONMENT

UK needs Office for Environmental Responsibility: audit


Business is stepping into the carbon void left by government


Stats prove carbon tax worked, says Milne


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EDUCATION 
A personal focus


THE contribution of individual personnel will be a focus of the Faces of Mining … Making it Personal initiative to be introduced at the 2014 Mining & Engineering New South Wales exhibition.
Full Story...


MORE EDUCATION

Woodside’s $10m boost for UWA engineers


US, Canada slide down World Risk Survey


Festival of coal gets fired-up support


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