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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… This content is...

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May 25, 2021
Dyno Nobel turns on the tap for Moranbah

Dyno Nobel turns on the tap for Moranbah

Dyno Nobel’s site in Moranbah has boosted the town water supply with a donation of 50 megalitres of water. Isaac Regional Council said the Incitec Pivot business made the generous contribution of their extra allocated water that would otherwise remain in their reserves. To mark the occasion, the council’s Water and Waste Standing Committee chair… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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May 25, 2021
Workmate’s roadside rescue sparks  fundraiser

Workmate’s roadside rescue sparks fundraiser

Friends and colleagues of a Sarina man seriously injured as he drove home from his coalfields work site are backing an online fundraiser for a key rescue service that came to his aid. Fellow GFS (Gas Field Services) worker Scott McIntosh has set up a GoFundMe page to support CQ Rescue after the service airlifted… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Mine...

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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…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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May 05, 2021
Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Tales of the good old days echoed across the coalfields during Moranbah’s 50th birthday celebrations over the long weekend. Thousands of locals and visitors rolled up to over 12 planned events to pay tribute to the history and people that built the town. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Moranbah became ground zero for… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civi...

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May 05, 2021
Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

The Australian Government has committed $25 million in funding to help Alliance Airlines bring a maintenance and repair facility to Rockhampton. The new facility would bring jobs as well as millions of dollars of investment into Rockhampton economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack. Deputy Prime… This co...

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May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… This ...

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May 05, 2021
Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in Rockhampton for Beef Week 2021, has detailed plans to upgrade biosecurity measures for the farming and grazing industries. The Government was stepping up efforts to stop threats such as African swine fever, khapra beetle and foot and mouth disease entering Australia, Mr Morrison said. “Australia’s biosecurity system protects $42 billion… This content is for...

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