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Call for pantomime of coal politics to end in Upper Hunter

Call for pantomime of coal politics to end in Upper Hunter

There is much at stake at the Upper Hunter May 22 byelection with locals wanting “real talk” about what to do once coal is no longer king.

  • by Peter Hannam

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‘Hallowed ground’: Outcry over plan to remove homestead for coal mine

‘Hallowed ground’: Outcry over plan to remove homestead for coal mine

Local indigenous groups say the area is an important historic site that was the likely staging ground for a massacre.

  • by Peter Hannam
Green groups blast Barilaro’s ‘cherry-picking’ Hunter pollution claim

Green groups blast Barilaro’s ‘cherry-picking’ Hunter pollution claim

Environmental groups say Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s claims that the government’s own pollution data for the region was being manipulated by mining opponents were “laughable”.

  • by Peter Hannam
Fitzgibbon: Labor must set aside all opposition to coal mining to win byelection

Fitzgibbon: Labor must set aside all opposition to coal mining to win byelection

While Labor is yet to formally endorse a candidate, senior sources have indicated former Muswellbrook deputy mayor, coal miner and CFMEU Mining and Energy official Jeff Drayton is emerging as a contender for the byelection.

  • by Tom Rabe
Turnbull calls for halt on new coal mines, inquiry on rehabilitation funds

Turnbull calls for halt on new coal mines, inquiry on rehabilitation funds

Deputy Premier and Nationals leader John Barilaro slammed Malcolm Turnbull’s comments, saying the government remained “firmly committed to the coal industry in NSW” and there would be no pause on coal mining approvals anywhere in the state.

  • by Peter Hannam
South32 boss challenges timing of rival miner Fortescue’s ‘green steel’ plan

South32 boss challenges timing of rival miner Fortescue’s ‘green steel’ plan

We will have to wait 25 to 30 years to see steel makers use hydrogen in their blast furnaces instead of coal, says South32 chief executive Graham Kerr.

  • by Tess Ingram
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Auditor-General criticises coal project grant process

Auditor-General criticises coal project grant process

A coal plant proponent was awarded $3.6 million to fund a study it was not required to fully complete, the Auditor General says.

  • by Mike Foley
Miner’s lawsuit shines light on Greensill’s unusual methods

Miner’s lawsuit shines light on Greensill’s unusual methods

A US lawsuit is shining a light on how Greensill Capital drifted from the pedestrian world of working capital finance to a more speculative business.

  • by Lucca de Paoli and Eddie Spence
More than 1000 jobs available in Queensland mining and resources industry

More than 1000 jobs available in Queensland mining and resources industry

Workers in the mining industry have the highest average earnings in the nation.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Coal plant closures loom large as NSW backs hydrogen for the Hunter

Coal plant closures loom large as NSW backs hydrogen for the Hunter

NSW coal plants are under increasing threat from booming renewables, analysts say, as the state government tips $70 million into a hydrogen fund for the Hunter region.

  • by Mike Foley and Nick Toscano
We must control detonation of coal-fired power plants

We must control detonation of coal-fired power plants

Our failure to recognise the risk of unplanned power plant closures, like the one announced this week, has left the electricity grid in a precarious position. This will drive supply shortages, increase prices and harm Australian communities. 

  • by Daniel D'Hotman and Luke Heeney