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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 29, 2021
Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Acciona Energia has received a key approval to take its $550 million Aldoga Solar Farm project near Gladstone forward. The State Government has approved the application for a Material Change of Use for the solar PV farm and grid connection assets at the site. Acciona said this approval covered the area approved for development two… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log...

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Jul 29, 2021
Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

QCoal Group subsidiary Constellation Mining has engaged Mastermyne Group to resurrect operations at the mothballed Cook Colliery, near Blackwater. Former Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining went into voluntary administration late in 2019 after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls in the mine. The project will be restarted over two distinct phases, with the first phase… This content is...

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Jul 28, 2021
Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

M Mining has executed contracts with Australian Mining Rehabilitation and MCC Group as it prepares to start operations at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal mine. Australian Mining Rehabilitation has secured a $30 million contract covering drill and blasting, overburden mining and coal mining activities from August. M Mining said AMR would work with auger… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Jul 28, 2021
Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bowen Coking Coal’s ambitions to become a low-cost, high-quality coking coal producer within the next few years have received a boost from scoping studies for two of its Bowen Basin assets. Scoping studies for the Broadmeadow East and Isaac River open‐cut coking coal projects indicated a peak annual production of 1.7 million tonnes per annum… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jul 27, 2021
Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

The State Government has granted the mining leases for the $82 million Isaac Downs coal project, clearing the last significant approval required for construction and operations to begin. The new open-cut operations will act as an extension for the Isaac Plains Complex, near Moranbah, supporting the ongoing employment of 200 to 300 people in operations… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 27, 2021
TEL takes aim at ‘virtue signalling’ banks, insurers

TEL takes aim at ‘virtue signalling’ banks, insurers

Townsville Enterprise has slammed financial institutions for ‘virtue signalling to inner city wokism’ with the positions being taken against those in the mining sector. The regional development group is among those appearing today before the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth for its inquiry into the prudential regulation of investment in Australia’s export i...

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Jul 27, 2021
Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Updates on the Eva copper project, Curragh coal operations, Big One copper exploration results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Eva ‘a key component’ in copper company’s growth plans Copper Mountain Mining is continuing to advance project financing for the Eva copper project in North West Queensland and says it is… This content is for iQ I...

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Jul 26, 2021
Japanese fossil fuel cuts no mortal wound for sector

Japanese fossil fuel cuts no mortal wound for sector

Australia’s thermal coal exports are likely to continue to grow out to 2030, despite concerns over a Japanese plan to slash the use of fossil fuels, according to Commodity Insights director Mark Gresswell. And while some parties were quick the jump on the news as another nail in the coffin for coal, Mr Gresswell said… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Regi...

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