Greg Evans, Chief Executive of the organisation, said the decision by the New South Wales Land and Environment court to decline a development application for the Rocky Hill coal mine would benefit foreign competitors.
Whitehaven Coal’s Vickery extension project is set to power new jobs, investment and growth in the local region.
The mining industry is a small user of water, using just 1.5% of total water consumed in NSW in 2015 - 2016, compared with 60% used by agriculture and 11% by households.
The CoalLog standard improves the efficiency of collection and transfer of Australian coal exploration data and provides a basis for easier data analysis and training.
The troubled rail firm believes controversial changes to its maintenance regime in Queensland will reduce the state’s coal haulage capacity by 20 million tpy in 2019.
The contribution from mining royalties to the NSW Budget “highlights the importance of mining and its vital contribution to state and national economies,” says Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.
Australia's coal exports in 2017 were worth 35% than in 2016, and was the country's second largest export in 2017 after iron ore.