Coal company succeeds in JobKeeper application as coal industry starts to buckle under price and volume downturns

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:16pm, first published August 3 2020 - 7:30pm
DIGGING IN: Bloomfield Group says it will do what it can to support local jobs, including applying for JobKeeper.

COAL miners at the Bloomfield open-cut mine near Maitland have had their wages supplemented by the COVID-19 subsidy JobKeeper, mine owner Bloomfield Group has confirmed.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.