Coal Mining Board of Inquiry update

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

The interim report of the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry is now publicly available at

I will also be extending the Board’s reporting deadline at its request to May 31.

The Board advises that it is postponing until mid-March next year the public hearings that were scheduled to start next week.

As a result, the Board requires further time to report.


The board of inquiry was appointed in May to inquire into an incident at Grosvenor Mine as well as 40 other high potential incidents relating to the principal hazard of methane.

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