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Jun 23, 2021
Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

A range of mining-related skills has been added to Australia’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List in a move welcomed by resources bodies in the face of worsening skills shortages. Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA said many of the 22 new occupations added to the PMSOL, most notably chefs and mining, petroleum and geotechnical engineers,… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jun 23, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Kestrel Coal, Newlands mine, Hammer Metals and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Longwall operations resume at Kestrel South Longwall operations recommenced on Friday at the Kestrel South mine, north-east of Emerald, following an incident on June 6 that halted work. A company spokeswoman said Kestrel Coal had completed the… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jun 23, 2021
Capacity builds at damaged power plant

Capacity builds at damaged power plant

Two of the four generating units are back online at the Callide Power Station in Central Queensland after the May 25 turbine hall fire that caused a major outage across Queensland. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said unit B2 was brought back online at midday Tuesday. “The return of unit B2… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jun 22, 2021
Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

The new Joy HRX 1000 is being billed as a hard rock sizer designed to push the envelope on where sizers can be successfully applied. Its high capacity and compact package make the HRX 1000 an excellent choice for hard rock underground or mobile applications, according to manufacturer Komatsu. Utilizing Joy pick technology, the HRX… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log...

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Jun 22, 2021
Blue Energy in hydrogen deal to fuel mine fleet

Blue Energy in hydrogen deal to fuel mine fleet

Stanmore’s Isaac Plains mining fleet at Moranbah may be running on hydrogen in future through a deal with gas proponent Blue Energy. Blue Energy has executed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanmore Resources to supply hydrogen from future pilot production activities in its ATP 814 tenement in the Bowen Basin. It follows an… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland me...

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Jun 22, 2021
Rail reopens after fatal accident

Rail reopens after fatal accident

The Blackwater system re-opened to rail traffic last night after recovery work at the scene of Friday’s fatal crash involving a loaded coal train and a light engine locomotive. Aurizon confirmed this morning that the section had re-opened after rail crews completed recovery works at Westwood, near Rockhampton. The incident occurred about 11.20am on June 18,… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jun 21, 2021
Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

The CFMEU has filed an application with the Fair Work Commission challenging ‘maximum term’ employment contracts for labour hire workers at Central Queensland’s Grosvenor coal mine. The union said the contracts provided for a 12-month extension but also stated the One Key workers may be sacked any time or have their contracts extended. CFMEU Mining and… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Jun 21, 2021
Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

National and state resource sector bodies have joined their voices in a call for Federal Parliament to support targeted amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The action relates to reforms that would pave the way for what have been dubbed ‘single touch’ environmental approvals and the development of national environmental standards…. T...

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Jun 21, 2021
MOU boost for $1b Gladstone energy project

MOU boost for $1b Gladstone energy project

A major Japanese corporation is backing Central Queensland’s $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project through a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian Future Energy. Australian Future Energy chief executive officer Kerry Parker hailed the agreement with ITOCHU Corporation as the ‘pivot point’ for the domestic hydrogen industry and a validation of the Gladstone project. The…...

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