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Jul 13, 2021
Millennium poised for August kick-off

Millennium poised for August kick-off

Mining is set to start in August at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine near Moranbah following completion of the site sale agreement between Peabody Energy Australia and new owner MetRes. MetRes is a 50/50 joint venture between M Resources and Stanmore Resources, which owns the nearby Isaac Plains coal operations. “We are excited to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only....

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Jul 13, 2021
Site death halts coal mine operations

Site death halts coal mine operations

BMA halted operations at the Goonyella Riverside mine near Moranbah after the death of a worker attributed to a medical emergency. A company spokesman said the worker had reported feeling unwell last night (Monday, July 12), sparking action from the site emergency response team, supported by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). “The safety and wellbeing… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jul 13, 2021
QX confirms gold extensions at Lucky Break

QX confirms gold extensions at Lucky Break

QX Resources is keen to drill further after high-grade intercepts in a 1512m program at the Lucky Break prospect within its Clermont gold project. Twenty-two reverse circulation holes were drilled to test strike and depth extensions of mineralisation at the former Lucky Break mine, with results including 2m at 8.98 g/t gold (including 1m at… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Jul 13, 2021
Resource community funding round open

Resource community funding round open

Applications have opened for project funding under Queensland’s $100 million Resources Community Infrastructure Fund.  Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said the fund would deliver infrastructure in regional communities that would improve livability, support jobs and provide a boost to the economy. “According to the QRC the resources sector employs around 84,000 workers...

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Jul 13, 2021
Albanese highlights labour hire concerns

Albanese highlights labour hire concerns

Australian Labor party leader Anthony Albanese has highlighted the pitfalls of workforce casualisation during a Bowen Basin visit that included a stop at Isaac Plains coal mine and the Moranbah Miners’ Memorial. Casualisation and increased use of labour hire had been undermining safety in the mining industry, Mr Albanese said. “Because non-permanent workers are far… This content...

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Jul 13, 2021
Job security hearings take mining focus

Job security hearings take mining focus

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network and mining union the CFMEU are among those due to front a public hearing today by the Senate Select Committee on Job Security. The committee is tasked with inquiring into and reporting on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Jul 12, 2021
Electric transporters aid underground air quality

Electric transporters aid underground air quality

BMA’s Broadmeadow Mine has introduced two battery electric personnel transporters, in a move to help reduce diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure in underground workings. “Diesel machines create a real hazard in an underground mine and we’ve been on a journey over the past four years to reduce these DPM emissions in the ventilation system,” Broadmeadow… This content is for iQ...

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Jul 12, 2021
Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Proposed changes to Australia’s primary and secondary curriculum threaten the success of its world-leading minerals sector, a peak group says.A Minerals Council of Australia submission has urged the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to strengthen the earth sciences and mathematics curricula to educate more young Australians in STEM from an early age.”Encouragi...

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Jun 25, 2021
Adani warning over bankers’ anti-coal agenda

Adani warning over bankers’ anti-coal agenda

Banks and insurance companies are destroying Australian jobs and communities to satisfy demands from green activists, Adani Australia head Lucas Dow told an inquiry on Friday (June 25). The company chief executive officer and country head was giving evidence before a Joint Standing Committee hearing regarding the prudential regulation of investment in Australia’s export industries…. This co...

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