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Aug 22, 2021
Support for centenary commemorations of Mount Mulligan mine collapse

Support for centenary commemorations of Mount Mulligan mine collapse

There’s been a big response to participate at the 100-year commemoration of the Mount Mulligan mine disaster. A whole underground shift comprised of 75 miners died in an explosion in Queensland’s northern-most coal mine in 1921. It is Queensland’s biggest mine disaster. The commemoration on September 19 is being organised by the State Government through… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Aug 20, 2021
Vitrinite on home straight at Vulcan

Vitrinite on home straight at Vulcan

Vitrinite has started bulk sample mining at its Vulcan coal complex as it awaits the granting of its mining lease, expected to come within weeks. The Vulcan hard coking coal project lies between Moranbah and Dysart in the Bowen Basin. Vitrinite has contracted Turners Engineering to conduct mining operations at Vulcan and Kalari for truck… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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Aug 19, 2021
Top paying jobs on offer in resources sector

Top paying jobs on offer in resources sector

The Queensland resources sector jobs offer is a cup that runs over according to the latest SEEK employment data.  There are 1346 resources sector jobs currently advertised, with almost 970 – or over 70 per cent – paying more than $100,000 per year.  Resources defines resilience The resources sector has again defied the COVID-19 pandemic, according to… This content is f...

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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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Aug 19, 2021
Kestrel Coal builds a workforce for the future with eight new deputies

Kestrel Coal builds a workforce for the future with eight new deputies

An investment by Kestrel Coal Resources in its human capital has paid off. The Bowen Basin mine now has and an additional eight, fully-qualified mine deputies in its ranks. Kestrel Coal Resources Chief Executive Officer, Shane Hansen, said the successful Deputies highlight the team’s combined capability, and demonstrates Kestrel’s commitment to advancing the industry skills… This content is...

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Aug 19, 2021
Stronger thermal coal sales muddy the waters for BHP’s asset strategy

Stronger thermal coal sales muddy the waters for BHP’s asset strategy

There’s no clear path for BHP to further reshape its energy profile based on performing assets following the release of its full-year results. This follows the move to merge BHP petroleum division with Woodside. The ‘Big Australian’ had a history of divesting underperforming assets said Phat Profits analyst David Lennox. The results released this week… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Aug 17, 2021
Latest tenders issued in Central Queensland

Latest tenders issued in Central Queensland

Including the register of pre-qualified suppliers for the supply and delivery of road making materials ……. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Aug 13, 2021
Multimillion-dollar lifeline for Queensland business

Multimillion-dollar lifeline for Queensland business

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached a 50/50 funding agreement that will see the value of the Queensland COVID-19 Business Support Grants rise from $260 million to $600 million.  The funding is targeted at businesses that have had a decline in turnover of more than 30 per cent. It includes: A $1,000 one-off grant… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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Aug 07, 2021
Mining lease mix-up sparks calls for greater transparency

Mining lease mix-up sparks calls for greater transparency

A report into legislation to address an administrative oversight affecting hundreds of mining leases has pointed to a need for greater public transparency in the Queensland system. The Transport and Resources Committee report on the Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was tabled in State Parliament on Friday, with a recommendation that it should… This content is for iQ Indus...

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