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Jul 31, 2021
Cream of CQ training crop recognised

Cream of CQ training crop recognised

Queensland Alumina Limited and an Ergon Energy electrician are among the Central Queensland regional winners in the 60th annual Queensland Training Awards. Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said it was fantastic to see Queensland Alumina Limited take out the award for Large Employer of the Year. “I had a proud 21-year career at QAL and… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Coal a low point amid bumper results for Anglo

Coal a low point amid bumper results for Anglo

Mining giant Anglo American has reported record half year financial performance, generating underlying EBITDA of almost $16.5 billion ($US12.1 billion). At the same time it announced plans to return an additional $2.7 billion ($US2 billion) to its shareholders through a share buyback program and a special dividend. But while the global miner saw commodities including… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Townsville-based explorer NorthX is among 16 companies to share in the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants, with a focus on finding new economy minerals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said NorthX would drill for in-demand new economy minerals in traditional coal country near Capella in the Central Highlands. “New economy minerals are powering the… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal has been awarded preferred bidder status in the sale process for the mothballed Bluff open-pit coal mine. The sale of the former Carabella Resources site is being conducted by FTI Consulting as receivers and managers and controllers on behalf of mining contractor MACA. Bowen Coking Coal announced today that it had paid… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
New AMMA mental health initiative

New AMMA mental health initiative

Resources and energy employers have been equipped with a new tool to help tackle the industry’s distinct workforce mental health challenges, including varying rosters, remote isolation and fly-in, fly-out working arrangements.The Resources and Energy Industry Workforce Mental Health Framework is the latest initiative from Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA assisting employers in building a...

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Jul 30, 2021
Funding boost to advance Urannah work

Funding boost to advance Urannah work

The Federal Government has tipped in a further $12.65 million to move Central Queensland’s Urannah Dam project forward. The funding will go towards the project business case and approvals, taking the total Federal contribution to $22.65 million. The $2.9 billion Urannah project proposed by Bowen River Utilities centres on a new 970-gigalitre dam on the Broken… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Green light for breakwater hotel development

Green light for breakwater hotel development

Townsville City Council has formally approved the development application for an $80 million hotel development adjacent to The Ville Hotel and Casino on the breakwater. Deputy Mayor Mark Molachino said the centrepiece of the application was an eight-storey, architecturally-designed hotel which would be curved to capture the views towards Magnetic Island and back to Castle… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Tender out for Toowoomba waste project

Tender out for Toowoomba waste project

The tender is out for design and construction of Toowoomba Regional Council’s upgraded Yarraman Waste Management Facility, with construction due to start in January next year. The council has committed $3.5 million to the project this financial year, including $2 million received from the Queensland Government. Council Water and Waste portfolio leader Cr Nancy Sommerfield… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Anti-coal activist to pay Adani legal costs

Anti-coal activist to pay Adani legal costs

A judge has ordered anti-coal activist Ben Pennings to pay 60 per cent of Adani Australia’s legal costs stemming from his court battle to access confidential information. The court-room wrangle over that information stems from Adani and the Carmichael Rail Network’s legal action against Mr Pennings, accusing him of trespassing, breach of contract, intimidation and… ...

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