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Jun 19, 2021
Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

The union representing coal-fired power station workers and affected miners is calling on the Queensland Government to make good on transition funding as the State moves towards new energy sources. The CFMEU said the Palaszczuk Government had made a promise before the last election to ensure re-training and business development was pursued in relevant regional… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Jun 18, 2021
Fatal coal train accident near Rockhampton

Fatal coal train accident near Rockhampton

A man has died following a crash involving a loaded coal train and a light engine locomotive at Westwood, near Rockhampton. The Queensland Police Service said Friday evening that Forensic Crash Unit investigations were continuing into the incident, which forced the closure of the Capicorn Highway for about two hours. The incident occurred about 11.20am… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 18, 2021
GBM Mount Morgan project to change hands

GBM Mount Morgan project to change hands

GBM Resources is moving to sell its Mount Morgan gold-copper project as a ‘non-core asset’, while it continues its focus on its flagship Drummond Basin gold hub. It has reached an agreement which would see it vend the 930sq km parcel of Mount Morgan tenements into TSXV-listed company Smartset Services in exchange for 20,079,545 shares… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Jun 18, 2021
Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is evolving its Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig to support fully autonomous operation.   This meant shifting from individual automated tasks and sequences towards a genuine ecosystem of automation platforms and operating with a connected fleet of automated mining equipment, said Product Manager, Surface Drilling Jari Läntinen. “This ...

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Jun 17, 2021
First FutureFit graduates hit the ground

First FutureFit graduates hit the ground

The first graduates from the BHP FutureFit Academy have started work at company mine sites, and 83 per cent of the 244-strong cohort are female. The academy was launched 12 months ago, with campuses in Mackay and in Welshpool (Perth).  “These graduates are now qualified and will move into new permanent roles across BHP’s operations. This… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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Jun 17, 2021
Boost for TAFE Centre of Excellence plans

Boost for TAFE Centre of Excellence plans

Construction of CQUniversity’s Central Queensland TAFE Centre of Excellence is a step closer, with confirmation received in this week’s Queensland State Budget of $8 million for Stage 1 of the project. CQUniversity vice-chancellor and president Nick Klomp said this latest commitment from the Queensland Government meant building work on the state-of-the-art $49.8 million facility could… This...

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Jun 17, 2021
Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Australia’s annual population growth had fallen to its slowest rate since 1916 said Housing Industry Association Chief Economist Tim Reardon. New ABS data shows the estimated resident population in all states and territories. This is the compilation of the natural rate of population growth, overseas migration and interstate migration. Australia’s population growth rate had averaged… This co...

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Jun 17, 2021
On the front foot recruiting for engineers

On the front foot recruiting for engineers

Queensland’s resources sector is on the hunt for at least 50 Gen Z students to register their interest in studying mining engineering as part of a campaign to address a chronic skills shortage. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has launched a statewide digital campaign to encourage young Queenslanders in high school or first-year university to choose mining engineering&nbs...

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Jun 16, 2021
Shortlisted tenderers announced for Maryborough rollingstock build

Shortlisted tenderers announced for Maryborough rollingstock build

A handful of builders have been shortlisted to to enter the next phase of the Queensland Government Rollingstock Expansion Program (REP). Train manufacturers Alstom, CAF and Downer Rail have been shortlisted to manufacture the first 20 trains of the new fleet in a purpose-built Maryborough manufacturing facility following an extensive Expression of Interest (EOI) process… This content is fo...

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