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Jul 17, 2021
Councils embrace Defence hub role

Councils embrace Defence hub role

Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council have welcomed the State Government’s support for Central Queensland to become a bigger hub for the Defence industry. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced last week that lease arrangements had been secured at Shoalwater Bay which would allow for 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces personnel to train between there and Townsville…. This c...

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Jul 16, 2021
Greenvale Mining appoints new CEO

Greenvale Mining appoints new CEO

Geologist Matthew Healy has been named as the new chief executive officer for Greenvale Mining, effective from September 1. The company said Mr Healy’s appointment came as Greenvale continued to build its senior leadership team, ensuring that it has the appropriate skills, experience and talent in place to unlock the exciting potential of its Alpha… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jul 16, 2021
QRC drive to add mining might to vaccine rollout

QRC drive to add mining might to vaccine rollout

Queensland resources companies have been asked to put their hands up to help roll out COVID-19 vaccinations in regional communities once vaccine supplies increase in the coming weeks and months. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is working with the Queensland and Australian governments, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and APPEA to determine how members can… This content is for iQ I...

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Jul 15, 2021
Komatsu offers new mining loader

Komatsu offers new mining loader

Komatsu has released an upgraded version of its 11-13 cu m class mining loader, the WA900-8R. This new loader incorporates Komatsu’s SmartLoader Logic technology to provide the engine with precisely the right amount of torque for each part of the duty cycle. Komatsu national product manager Mark Summerville said this feature improved fuel economy by up… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jul 15, 2021
Applications open for $100m exploration scheme

Applications open for $100m exploration scheme

Australia’s junior mineral explorers can now apply to access exploration incentives under the $100 million extension of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI). Resources Minister Keith Pitt announced the four-year extension of the incentive as part of the 2021-22 Budget and said it would help to ensure jobs for future generations of miners. The JMEI… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jul 15, 2021
CQ venture looks to dam dirt for mine rehab solution

CQ venture looks to dam dirt for mine rehab solution

A Central Highlands joint venture aims to take 10 million tonnes of soil from the outer edges of the Fairbairn Dam for coal mine rehabilitation in an initiative expected to create 60 jobs in the Emerald area. Local business Highlands Environmental is driving the project in partnership with Western Kangoulu Ltd – a registered charity… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Jul 15, 2021
Low emission focus front of mind in resources

Low emission focus front of mind in resources

The majority of Queensland resources company chief executives are investing in low emission technology (LET) research and development, a new report shows. At the same time, 72 per cent of CEOs expected the demand for the state’s resources to grow in line as the world moved towards clean energy technologies. The Queensland Resources Council’s latest… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Jul 14, 2021
Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire workers are treated like second-class citizens at Central Queensland coal operations, a Senate inquiry on job security has heard. Rockhampton-based pump crew operator Chad Stokes was among the individuals giving evidence yesterday on behalf of the CFMEU. “I’ve been in labour hire … for seven years. There just aren’t any permanent jobs being offered… ...

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Jul 14, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Mount Carbine, Bundarra exploration, Mount Chalmers, Thalanga operations and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. High-grade results at Mount Chalmers Final assays from the maiden diamond drilling program at Mount Chalmers near Rockhampton have returned outstanding copper, gold and polymetallic results, QMines reports. It comes after DDH1 Drilling completed an&...

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