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Curragh GM announced as Diversity Champion

In a gala breakfast event held in Brisbane today Craig McCabe, General Manager of the Curragh coal mine, was presented with the Gender Diversity Champion award in the Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Awards for Women.

The Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Awards for Women are aimed to lift the profile of women in the minerals and energy sector and provide a cohort of industry ambassadors, are part of the QRC's plan to increase the proportion of women in 'non-traditional' roles in the resources sector to 20 percent by 2020.

Wesfarmers wins Life Education’s Gold Harold Award

An annual celebration to honour those who have made a positive difference in Australian children’s lives

On Friday, 12 August 2011, Life Education hosted its annual Gold Harold Awards at the Hilton Sydney. The Awards acknowledge leading Australian individuals or organisations that have made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of Australia’s children and young people.

Mining history recounted by long-time mining engineer

Retired mining engineer turned author Don Henderson has captured a fascinating account of the growth of Queensland‟s mining industry over the past 30 years in his new book, Constant Change – the Curragh Coal Mine Story.

Mr Henderson first started in the mining industry as a mining engineer on Bougainville Island in 1971. He went on to join the Curragh Mine development team in 1981 and retired as Wesfarmers Resources‟ Senior Development Manager almost 30 years later.