Mount Lyell mine stop-work order not acted on before fatal mud rush, inquest told

Mount Lyell mine stop-work order not acted on before fatal mud rush, inquest told

Posted April 23, 2018 16:16:59 A former Mount Lyell mine manager ordered that work stop in an area of the mine at risk of damage, but that the message was not relayed underground in time to prevent the death of a miner in a mud rush. The inquest into the …

The Daily Telegraph loses cross-claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

The Daily Telegraph loses cross-claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

Updated April 20, 2018 16:58:27 The Daily Telegraph has had its bid for a cross-claim against the Sydney Theatre Company, which it lodged as part of its defamation defence against Geoffrey Rush, denied in court. The actor is suing the paper’s publisher Nationwide News and its reporter Jonathon Moran for …

Mt Lyell mine foreman denies ignoring safety concerns on day of fatal mud rush

Mt Lyell mine foreman denies ignoring safety concerns on day of fatal mud rush

Updated April 20, 2018 14:34:18 The foreman on duty at Tasmania’s Mt Lyell mine the day a worker died in a mud rush has denied telling another supervisor he was “soft” for not sending workers into the affected area. Anthony Clark was filling in as a shift supervisor in the …

Money wasted in rush to control fruit fly outbreak in Tasmania, Labor says

Money wasted in rush to control fruit fly outbreak in Tasmania, Labor says

Updated April 19, 2018 05:41:10 The Tasmanian Government paid an interstate fumigation contractor $250,000 for less than two weeks’ work after fruit fly was detected in the north-west of the state, the ABC has learnt. Global Fumigation Services Pty Ltd was contracted by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water …

Mount Lyell mine wall ‘looked settled’ before mud rush killed worker, inquest hears

Mount Lyell mine wall ‘looked settled’ before mud rush killed worker, inquest hears

Updated April 17, 2018 19:04:32 Photo: Michael Welsh died underground at Queenstown’s Mount Lyell mine in January 2014. (Supplied) The shift supervisor on the morning of a fatal mud rush at Tasmania’s Mount Lyell copper mine has told an inquest he and the victim had inspected the area minutes before …

Geoffrey Rush: Lawyers for Daily Telegraph maintain Oscar-winner engaged in ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Geoffrey Rush: Lawyers for Daily Telegraph maintain Oscar-winner engaged in ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Updated March 27, 2018 12:49:54 Photo: Geoffrey Rush is one of Australia’s best-known actors. (AAP: Alan Porritt) Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph has fired back in court against actor Geoffrey Rush, maintaining its articles alleging the Oscar-winner engaged in “inappropriate behaviour” were true. The actor is suing the paper’s publisher …

Geoffrey Rush has court win against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper

Geoffrey Rush has court win against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper

Updated March 20, 2018 13:03:08 Photo: Actor Geoffrey Rush won the best actor Academy Award in 1996. (AAP: Alan Porritt) Geoffrey Rush has been successful in his attempt to stop parts of The Daily Telegraph’s defence being heard when his defamation case against the newspaper goes to trial. The actor …