HEARINGS

Hearings Schedule

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry has postponed the public hearings into the high potential incidents of methane exceedances at Grosvenor mine, and the serious accident at that mine on 6 May 2020. These hearings will be rescheduled for Mid-March 2021.

Public Hearings Focus Areas

Date
Focus Areas
Future Tranches
Mid-March 2021
  • The high potential incidents of methane exceedances that occurred at Grosvenor Mine between 1 July 2019 and 5 May 2020
  • The serious accident that occurred at Grosvenor Mine on 6 May 2020 in which five coal mine workers were injured
  • Evidence will relate to the prospect of introducing a practice of continuous inertisation of active goafs in Queensland mines
Tranche 1
Week commencing 4 August 2020
  • The role of the Inspectorate at Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) in the regulation of safety and health issues in Queensland coal mines
  • The role played by Site and Industry Safety and Health Representatives and CFMMEU
  • The high potential incidents that occurred at Moranbah North, Grasstree and Oaky North Mines
Week commencing 10 August 2020
  • The role of the Inspectorate at Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) in the regulation of safety and health issues in Queensland coal mines
  • The corporate and management structure of the entities operating the four coal mines and associated entities, including reporting relationships and key performance indicators
  • The role played by Site and Industry Safety and Health Representatives and CFMMEU
  • The high potential incidents that occurred at Moranbah North, Grasstree and Oaky North Mines
Week commencing 17 August 2020
  • The corporate and management structure of the entities operating the four coal mines and associated entities, including reporting relationships and key performance indicators
  • The nature of the employment relationship between workers at those mines, the operating entities and labour hire companies
  • The high potential incidents that occurred at Moranbah North, Grasstree and Oaky North Mines
  • Mining practices and technology available to manage methane
  • Skills, knowledge and experience in coal mining in Queensland