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Jun 25, 2021
Climate change stance batters resource sector suppliers

Climate change stance batters resource sector suppliers

A growing number of small to medium-sized businesses that service the resources sector are having significant problems securing finance and insurance because of recent climate change-related policy changes by banks and insurers, according to the Queensland Resources Council.    QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Queensland businesses which support the state’s $82.6 billion resources...

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Jun 25, 2021
Anglo American continues charity foundation support

Anglo American continues charity foundation support

Anglo American has announced it will continue to fund the Queensland Community Foundation’s $110 million charitable trust for the next three years. QCF chairwoman Margaret McMurdo said Anglo American was an important part of the foundation’s history and the naming rights sponsor of its Community Philanthropist of the Year awards. “Anglo American was a founding… This content is f...

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Jun 25, 2021
New high for Queensland mining employment

New high for Queensland mining employment

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed new data showing direct mining jobs in the state have hit a record high of almost 85,000. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said this figure blew the previous record for mining jobs – of 80,594, set in the booming November 2013 quarter – out of the water. It came… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jun 25, 2021
Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

BMD Constructions chief executive officer Scott Power has told an inquiry how the stance of insurers is threatening key infrastructure projects and Australia’s choice in what developments should go ahead. BMD came up against a brick wall during its annual insurance renewal process last year when it came to gaining cover for its work on… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jun 25, 2021
Fresh focus for surveyors in AIMS competition

Fresh focus for surveyors in AIMS competition

Mine surveyors have proven they have a good eye for photography in a competition sparked by the need to add visual appeal to an industry website. Two Bowen Basin offerings took out the top prizes after the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) launched a photo competition through the website www.minesurveyors.com.au “We desperately needed some… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jun 24, 2021
Bravus in the black at Carmichael

Bravus in the black at Carmichael

Bravus has exposed the first of the coal seams at the Carmichael project in Central Queensland, almost two years after receiving final approval to mine. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said it was an exciting day for the 2600-plus people on the project. “Throughout the last two years of construction and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Jun 24, 2021
Key infrastructure projects set path for growth

Key infrastructure projects set path for growth

Rockhampton Regional Council has an eye to growth with a $77 million investment over the next three years in three ‘catalyst’ water and sewerage infrastructure projects. Mayor Tony Williams said the next three years would see the council invest heavily in essential infrastructure so that the services were in place for more housing, more industry… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Jun 24, 2021
Talks continue on Great Keppel development

Talks continue on Great Keppel development

Key stakeholders including Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe have met at Great Keppel Island in Central Queensland after a new setback in plans to redevelop resort facilities there. The State Government this week announced that a lease transfer to proponent Altum Property Group would not go ahead after an assessment by by Deloite found it had… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland m...

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Jun 23, 2021
Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

KPMG, in partnership with GHD and Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc, has been contracted to carry out a study for a new Bowen Basin gas pipeline. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the initial concept phase of the $5 million study was underway and would investigate potential pipeline and infrastructure to improve the delivery of Bowen… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland mem...

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