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Gretley Information & Retraining Seminar 1998


A Collection of Papers presented at the 1998 Gretley Information and Training Seminar

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December 2006

Gretley Disaster - Surveyor Acquitted


A Full Bench of the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission has overturned the previous finding by a single judge, Staunton J, that the surveyor at the Gretley mine was “concerned in the management of” the Corporation, and therefore guilty of an offence under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.


In a 370 page decision, the charges against the Surveyor Mark Robinson have been dismissed and no conviction recorded.


Summary of Findings (par 629)

Summary of Para 512 to 518

The Politics of a Tragedy


The Gretley Mine Disaster and the dangerous state of work safety laws in New South Wales. A paper by Ken Phillips - Director of the Work Reform Unit of the Institute of Public Affairs

High quality pdf file - about 5 Mb

Lower quality pdf file - about 1.4 Mb


November 2005

The Gretley Coal Mine Disaster

Reflections on the Finding that Mine Managers were to Blame.


A working paper by Andrew Hopkins, Professor of Sociology,National Research Centre for OHS Regulation, Australian National University.



March 2005


Gretley Fines

Media Article 4

Media Article 5

The full judgement


November 2004
The Gretley Mine OHS Prosecution

Article on the website of Blake Dawson Waldron (lawyers) regarding the Gretley inrush. Some sobering reading...

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August 2004
1996 Gretley Mine Disaster Convictions

Media Article 1
Media Article 2
Article 3 - OHS Alert

The full judgement

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Diversity Scholarship

AIMS actively supports students and candidates and specifically supports diversity in mine surveying and related fields. Read about current scholarship opportunities for students.

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AIMS Awards 2019


The AIMS Awards have been reviewed and new guidelines and nomination process will be be implemented for a bigger and better Awards program in 2019.

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The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) provides professional representation to government, industry and educational organisations on mine surveying issues around Australia.

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