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Jul 09, 2021
Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

Environment impact the next step on the Big Rocks Weir decision

The $60 million Big Rocks Weir project is a step closer with the release of the terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement. Big Rocks Weir is one of three water infrastructure projects in the broader Burdekin Catchment currently undergoing full EIS assessment processes as coordinated projects. Two others are the proposed raising… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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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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Jul 08, 2021
Emerging miners get a taste of what the industry offers

Emerging miners get a taste of what the industry offers

Mount Isa students have received a taste of what it’s like to work in the resources sector this week during the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s (QMEA) Oresome Minds and Oresome Trades Camps in Mount Isa.   Staff from event hosts Glencore Mount Isa Mines have been on hand to mentor students through the cam...

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Jul 07, 2021
Land deal signed off for training facilities

Land deal signed off for training facilities

The Palaszczuk Government has struck a deal to secure land for training of Australian and Singaporean military personnel in North and Central Queensland. The leasing arrangements for land at Greenvale and Shoalwater Bay have been finalised – paving the way for the government to create almost 600 new jobs, said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “This base… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 06, 2021
Burke Shire chips in for miners memorial build

Burke Shire chips in for miners memorial build

The planned miners memorials in Mount Isa is set to get a boost from a gulf of Carpentaria council. Burke Shire’s effort to commit $2,500 to the fund has been welcomed by Mount Isa Mayor Cr Danielle Slade   The donation commitment was raised at a recent Burke Shire Council pre-budget workshop and was expected to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Regis...

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Jul 06, 2021
Peak body outlines its preferred process to enable mine development

Peak body outlines its preferred process to enable mine development

A mining peak industry body is advocating for ‘stable, predictable and practical frameworks to enable responsible land-based development’. It comes in the shadow of the findings of a Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia which is conducting an inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia. On tabling the interim report, Northern…...

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Jul 05, 2021
Queensland resources served medium-rare

Queensland resources served medium-rare

A Dutch organisation representing peak industry groups has been served up a feast of Queensland mineral wealth. The group which is made up of 185,000 enterprises has savoured platters of critical minerals, relished entree of rare earths, gorged on mains of copper with base metals sides all of which was rounded off with a bauxite… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log I...

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Jul 01, 2021
Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reiterated the importance of an operational mining industry during the pandemic. It’s in the wake of the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) update showing resources and energy exports have hit a high of $310 million. Locked down – Newmont’s Granites Mine in the Tanami Desert Newmont this week locked down… This content is for iQ...

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Jun 17, 2021
Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Australia’s annual population growth had fallen to its slowest rate since 1916 said Housing Industry Association Chief Economist Tim Reardon. New ABS data shows the estimated resident population in all states and territories. This is the compilation of the natural rate of population growth, overseas migration and interstate migration. Australia’s population growth rate had averaged… This co...

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