The Joint Coal Board was established in February 1947* by both the Federal and New South Wales Governments. In January 2002 the functions of the Joint Coal Board were absorbed by the newly formed Coal Services Pty Ltd.
*1947 is the date listed by the National Archives of Australia. However the Coal Industry Repeal Bill 2000 states that it was formed in 1964 "under parallel legislation passed by the Commonwealth (the Coal Industry Act 1946 (Cth)) and New South Wales (the Coal Industry Act 1946 (NSW))".
As from 1 January 2002 the Joint Coal Board and the Mines Rescue Board ceased to exist. The activities of these entities were merged into a new private company called Coal Services Pty Limited. Coal Services Pty Limited is owned by the NSW coal industry with the NSW Minerals Council and the CFMEU each taking a 50% shareholding.
The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954)Monday 6 September 1948 p 2 Article
... wasted. Total losses today at all NewSouthWales mines through industrial causes were 4344 tons. The ... the CoalBoard's reconstruction plan should have convinced miners that striking slowed down the board ...
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Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954)Friday 14 March 1947 p 3 Article
... been made already between the Common-wealth and NewSouthWales and the Coal Industry Act had been ... JointCoalBoard Proposal The Government ÎS to con-sider a proposal to enter in-to an agreement ...
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Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954)Saturday 8 February 1947 p 5 Article
... JointCoalBoard set up by the Commonwealth and NewSouthWales Governments enters upon its duties this ... NEWJOINTCOALBOARD HAS WIDE POWERS (FROM OUR SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE.) CANBERRA, February 4.— The ...