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Jul 13, 2021
Resource community funding round open

Resource community funding round open

Applications have opened for project funding under Queensland’s $100 million Resources Community Infrastructure Fund.  Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said the fund would deliver infrastructure in regional communities that would improve livability, support jobs and provide a boost to the economy. “According to the QRC the resources sector employs around 84,000 workers...

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Jul 13, 2021
Albanese highlights labour hire concerns

Albanese highlights labour hire concerns

Australian Labor party leader Anthony Albanese has highlighted the pitfalls of workforce casualisation during a Bowen Basin visit that included a stop at Isaac Plains coal mine and the Moranbah Miners’ Memorial. Casualisation and increased use of labour hire had been undermining safety in the mining industry, Mr Albanese said. “Because non-permanent workers are far… This content...

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Jul 13, 2021
Job security hearings take mining focus

Job security hearings take mining focus

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network and mining union the CFMEU are among those due to front a public hearing today by the Senate Select Committee on Job Security. The committee is tasked with inquiring into and reporting on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Jul 12, 2021
Electric transporters aid underground air quality

Electric transporters aid underground air quality

BMA’s Broadmeadow Mine has introduced two battery electric personnel transporters, in a move to help reduce diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure in underground workings. “Diesel machines create a real hazard in an underground mine and we’ve been on a journey over the past four years to reduce these DPM emissions in the ventilation system,” Broadmeadow… This content is for iQ...

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Jul 12, 2021
Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Proposed changes to Australia’s primary and secondary curriculum threaten the success of its world-leading minerals sector, a peak group says.A Minerals Council of Australia submission has urged the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to strengthen the earth sciences and mathematics curricula to educate more young Australians in STEM from an early age.”Encouragi...

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Jul 09, 2021
Minister to appeal decision finding duty of care in coal mine approval

Minister to appeal decision finding duty of care in coal mine approval

Federal Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has announced the Morrison Government’s intention to appeal the recent Federal Court judgment in relation to the Vickery Coal Mine decision. Following the handing down of orders by the Court yesterday, the Minister has now instructed the department to lodge a notice of appeal. In his initial Sharma v… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jul 09, 2021
Met coal leads a winning resources exports pack

Met coal leads a winning resources exports pack

It’s predicted there’ll be a 30 percent rise in returns from Metallurgical Coal in the next two years. Surging demand for steel across the globe has turbocharged exports of Queensland metallurgical coal, said Resources Minister Scott Stewart. “This report forecasts Australia’s revenue from metallurgical coal exports will skyrocket from $22 billion in 2020-21, to almost… This content is for ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Capcoal awards Bis long term logistics contract

Capcoal awards Bis long term logistics contract

Resources logistics provider, Bis, has won a new multi-year contract for Anglo American’s Capcoal operations near Middlemount in the mid-Bowen Basin. The off-road haulage, materials handling and site services contract is the latest in an ongoing relationship between Anglo American and Bis that spans more than 20 years. The contract sees Bis supply a tailored… This content is for iQ Industry...

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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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