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Jul 27, 2020
Scheme to tackle emission reduction in supply chains

Scheme to tackle emission reduction in supply chains

Major mining and gas players are among the Australian industry heavyweights signing up to scheme to work towards net zero emissions in supply chains. BHP, Woodside, BlueScope Steel, BP Australia, Orica, APA Group, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers – which together represent 14 per cent of Australian industrial emissions –… This content is f...

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Jul 23, 2020
Team effort keeps waterways        in good shape

Team effort keeps waterways in good shape

A collaborative approach by the resources, agricultural and tourism sectors along with governments, conservation groups and Traditional Owners has delivered healthy waterways through the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac regions, the Queensland Resources Council says. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership report card released today found half ...

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Jul 08, 2020
Approved developments deadline extended

Approved developments deadline extended

In accordance with the applicable event provisions under the Planning Act 2016, the Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick MP has extended timeframes for undertaking approved development by six months.This means development approvals in effect on the date of the extension notice or that come into effect between the date of the extension… This content is for...

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Jun 24, 2020
Adani creates huge conservation area

Adani creates huge conservation area

Adani has secured a 30,000-hectare conservation area on its pastoral lease to protect local wildlife, including the black-throated finch, as well as other important species of reptile, plants and birds. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the conservation area, known as the Moray Downs West Offset Area, was the equivalent in size to… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jun 18, 2020
Mine site rehabilitation reforms hit Parliament

Mine site rehabilitation reforms hit Parliament

Legislation introduced into Parliament today brings a new suite of Queensland mine rehabilitation regulations and establishment of an independent statutory position of Rehabilitation Commissioner. Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (EPOLA Bill) was the next step in the government’s plan to improve mine rehab...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jun 16, 2020
Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

The Queensland Opposition has released new concept images for its $15 billion New Bradfield Scheme proposal. LNP leader Deb Frecklington said backing such visionary projects was now more important than ever to build a stronger economy. State LNP leader Deb Frecklington. “These are never before seen concepts of the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme,” she said…. This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister… This content is for iQ...

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May 13, 2020
Clive Palmer coal plans face human rights challenge

Clive Palmer coal plans face human rights challenge

Clive Palmer’s proposed Galilee Coal Project is facing a new legal challenge on human rights grounds. The Environmental Defenders Office said the case – brought by activist group Youth Verdict – was the first time an Australian coal mine had been challenged on that basis. It said Youth Verdict represented Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people… This content is for iQ Industr...

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