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May 18, 2021
Ausmex keen to mine after ‘frustrating’ hold-ups

Ausmex keen to mine after ‘frustrating’ hold-ups

A favourable Land Court ruling has paved the way for Ausmex to progress its Golden Mile project near Cloncurry. An update to the market authorised by managing director Aaron Day described the planned transition to gold production at Golden Mile and the Mount Freda tenements as extremely frustrating due to unanticipated holdups on the regulatory… ...

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May 18, 2021
New Clontarf Academy launches in  Mackay

New Clontarf Academy launches in Mackay

BHP is helping deliver five new Clontarf Academies in Queensland and New South Wales, with the first launched at Mackay State High School. The big miner said its partnership with the Clontarf Foundation would support Indigenous students through access to assistance and mentoring, and increased awareness of academic opportunities or employment pathways. In addition to… ...

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May 17, 2021
NAIF reforms welcome for $1.7b CopperString project

NAIF reforms welcome for $1.7b CopperString project

The proponents behind the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project have welcomed reforms to extend the reach and life of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). CuString chief executive officer Joseph O’Brien said the company was well advanced in its discussions for what was expected to be NAIF’s largest loan. “The government’s review identified some reforms… ...

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May 17, 2021
Sanction, formal warning for civil companies

Sanction, formal warning for civil companies

A Queensland company has been banned from tendering for Federal Government work for one month and a second company received a formal warning after Australian Building and Construction Commission investigations. Industrial Relations Minister Michaela Cash has issued a one-month exclusion sanction against MCP (AUS) Pty Ltd. It comes after a mobile concrete pump truck with… ...

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May 17, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates from Sandvik, Alice Queen, Ampol, Austin Engineering, State Gas and Central Petroleum in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. State Gas spuds first Rougemont well State Gas is drilling the first well in its new Rolleston-West gas project (ATP 2062), near Rolleston in the Surat Basin. The Rougemont-1 well is the first of… ...

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May 17, 2021
Juukan Gorge inquiry focus on Queensland

Juukan Gorge inquiry focus on Queensland

The inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge is turning its spotlight on Queensland. The inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia will be examining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage legislation in Queensland, with a public hearing by video conference on Tuesday (May 18). Representatives of the Australian Heritage Speciali...

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May 17, 2021
Camel Creek delivers high-grade results

Camel Creek delivers high-grade results

Early results from an ongoing drilling campaign at Camel Creek have highlighted the potential for a substantial gold project, Great Northern Minerals says. The first 24 holes returned with outstanding intersections and pointed to deeper and higher grade mineralisation at the North Queenkland site. “This ongoing drill program has returned the best assay results ever… ...

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May 17, 2021
Wasco to carry out Roma North expansion

Wasco to carry out Roma North expansion

Jemena has awarded Queensland-based Wasco Australia the construction contract for a $15 million expansion of the Roma North gas processing facility. Jemena executive general manager of gas markets Antoon Boey said the project would also see businesses from the Maranoa region providing more than $500,000 worth of goods and services such as accommodation, meals, and… ...

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May 17, 2021
Housing issue to take centre stage at conference

Housing issue to take centre stage at conference

The lack of affordable housing will be one of the main items on the agenda when western Queensland councillors and State and Federal government representatives meet in Richmond this week. More than 180 delegates from the region will gather over three days from Monday (May 17) for the 2021 Western Queensland Alliance of Councils Assembly…. ...

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