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After a long-winded process, NGL Sands finally has the green light.

Long-winded WA quarry expansion approved

A Western Australian sand operation has been granted the right to expand its operations despite initial red tape by the local council and the vociferious protests of near neighbours. Read more »
Simon Ridge urges mining and quarrying operators to review new health and safety regulations.

Call to review OH&S regs for WA

The Department of Mines and Petroleum’s (DMP) top safety expert is urging mining industry operators to review proposed new health and safety regulations for Western Australia. Read more »
Andrew Powell warns that company directors must take environmental responsibilities seriously.

Queensland quarry operator fined $75,000

The director of a Coominya sand quarry company in Queensland has been fined $75,000 for his role in poor water management at the quarry. Read more »
Landfill operators are disappointed that some of their sites do not qualify under the Federal Government's carbon farming initiative.

Landfill operators say it’s a carbon backflip

Landfill operators say the Gillard government has done a last-minute backflip on carbon credits and is wasting the chance to cut Australia’s annual greenhouse emissions. Read more »
Norman Moore: Confident the MRF is a more flexible and cost-effective system for industry.

New mining rehabilitation fund for WA

The Western Australian state government has announced that it will establish a new fund to replace the environmental bond system for mine rehabilitation. Read more »
A coroner has recommended that all trucks in the Northern Territory carrying loads from quarries must cover their trailers.

Call for trucks to cover quarry loads

A coroner has called on the Northern Territory Government to introduce legislation requiring all trucks carrying loads from quarries to cover their trailers. Read more »
Champion's Quarry near Lismore is keen to expand its footprint.

Lismore quarry expansion decision imminent

The New South Wales Department of Planning and Infrastructure has recommended approval of the proposed expansion of Champion's Quarry in Tucki Tucki, near Lismore. Read more »
The Federal Government has lowered the amount of money manufacturers need to spend on clean technology projects.

Clean tech project grants reviewed

After consultations with industry, the Federal Government has further lowered the amount of money manufacturers need to spend on clean technology projects to receive grants. Read more »
The CCF has launched the Guide for Machinery Hygiene for Civil Construction.

Construction weeds out invasive plants

The civil construction industry has joined forces with the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to reduce weed spread and adopt nationally consistent approaches in weed management.

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Across the jurisdictions, quarries are being governed by core and non-core drafting regulations for mine health safety.

Mining health and safety now a two-speed process

The journey toward nationally consistent mine safety laws has made slow progress in the last 18 months but, as Kelly Oversby writes, uniformity amongst the jurisdictions is a long way off. Read more »
Damian Christie, Editor of Quarry Magazine

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When will it be time for uniform mine safety laws?

After a decade of deliberation by the Commonwealth, states and territories and the mining and extractive industries, the country is no closer to devising a uniform regime for mine health and safety. The question Damian Christie poses is this: if now isn't the time, then when will it be? Read more »
Six companies are disputing the application of the carbon tax on alternative waste treatments.

Waste recovery operators hit by carbon tax

The waste management and recycling industry, which should be booming under the carbon tax, is perversely being hit hard, according to waste recovery operators.
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