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In the news – December 2020

Lake Kepwari

World-class WA rehab transforms old coal mine into aquatic playground 

Lake Kepwari has been nearly 25 years in the making but thanks to a painstaking rehabilitation job by Premier Coal, the former Western Five mine now has a remarkable second life. 

And the new aquatic playground could play a major role in a changing Collie economy. 

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Daniel Tucker Carey Mining

The man and company chasing mining’s ‘impossible dream’ 

Twenty-five years ago, in WA’s remote Northern Goldfields, Daniel Tucker borrowed $6 million and did something that has turned out to be quite remarkable. 

But Carey Mining’s biggest achievement is likely still to come. 


Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei

Soa the Hulk’s new fight: tackling mental health on mine sites 

You might know Soa “The Hulk” Palelei from his exploits in the UFC. But before that he was a homeless and hungry kid living under a house “praying that he would one day be something.” 

Now his very recognisable frame is a regular sight at mining operations around WA in his new role as a mental health ambassador. 


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