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Sep 07, 2021
Yarrabee gets behind Healthy Harold

Yarrabee gets behind Healthy Harold

A $30,000 donation from Yarrabee coal mine is helping the Life Education Mobile Learning Centre to continue to work with children across Central Queensland schools. Life Education is Australia’s largest children’s charity and delivers specialised health education programs featuring mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe. Yarrabee coal operations manager Cris Shadbolt said he was proud to… This c...

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Aug 19, 2021
Union members vote down BMA enterprise agreement offer

Union members vote down BMA enterprise agreement offer

Union-related mineworkers have rejected the latest proposed enterprise agreement with BMA. BMA, a joint venture between BHP and Mitsubishi Development, operates seven Bowen Basin mines including Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Peak Downs, Saraji, Blackwater and Caval Ridge. The agreement proposal attracted a resounding 96 percent ‘no-vote’ this week from 1494 EA employees, the majority o...

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Jul 29, 2021
Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

This year’s 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is going to be presented as a virtual event. That’s on top of the actual conference being held on the Gold Coast.   The allowance has been made for those who are faced with border restrictions or have other work commitments. The conference is… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Jul 09, 2021
Native title recognised over a third of the state

Native title recognised over a third of the state

NAIDOC week has been recognised by the Palaszczuk Government which says native title is now recognised over 30 percent of the state. Queensland has resolved 156 native title claimant applications said Resources Minister Scott Stewart. “This equates to more than a third of all the claimant determinations in Australia,” he said. “Of those, 144 have… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jul 08, 2021
Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

There’s a new standard that needs to be considered for the approvals of coal mines. Eight high school students have welcomed final orders in their historic court case that found the Federal Environment Minister has a duty to avoid causing children harm when approving a new coal project.   Sharma v Minister for the Environment In… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Jul 07, 2021
Mining members expected to meet sexual harassment guidelines

Mining members expected to meet sexual harassment guidelines

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says it has taken what it says is a significant step to help eliminate sexual harassment. It’s released a National Industry Code which sets clear expectations on MCA member companies to develop a culture of respect while improving support for workers.The Industry Code reinforces the industry’s Commitment to Eliminating Sexual Harassmentby outl...

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Jul 06, 2021
Worley Services to build Gladstone alumina plant

Worley Services to build Gladstone alumina plant

Alpha HPA has nominated Worley Services as preferred ePCM contractor to the HPA First Project. Initial plans include a $27.6 million Precursor Production Facility (PPF) to be built within months. The PPF is to be constructed on the Gladstone State Development Area site of the company’s planned $308 million high purity alumina plant – the HPA… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jul 06, 2021
Glencore announces a new Chair

Glencore announces a new Chair

The board of Glencore has announced a successor for Chairman Tony Hayward. He’ll be replaced by Kalidas Madhavpeddi as of 30 July. Tony Hayward was appointed to the Board at the time of the Company’s IPO in May 2011 and appointed as Chairman in 2013.  Following consultation with the Company’s largest institutional shareholders it was… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Jul 01, 2021
Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reiterated the importance of an operational mining industry during the pandemic. It’s in the wake of the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) update showing resources and energy exports have hit a high of $310 million. Locked down – Newmont’s Granites Mine in the Tanami Desert Newmont this week locked down… This content is for iQ...

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