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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Techno...

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Jul 29, 2020
Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Friday 31 Jul 202, 9-10am – Mining, the circular economy and beyond. Register to attend by clicking here. Abstract: The current global tensions between China and the West have the potential for leading to major disruptions in metal supply. This presentation will consider the latest data on supply security based on recent  research conducted on resource efficiency, recycling, ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Solid trade results for Port of Mackay

Solid trade results for Port of Mackay

The Port of Mackay has recorded its second-best results for financial year trade throughput after topping three million tonnes despite the global economic impact of COVID-19. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey made the announcement, with the port recording 3.17 million throughput tonnes in 2019-20, supporting jobs and industry in the region. “COVID-19 has impacted global ec...

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Jul 14, 2020
How Defence does it – education

How Defence does it – education

Mining and Defence have a lot in common. Both can be technical exercises, both require high levels of skills and enormous logistics. Like mining, the action for soldiers, sailors and air force members is very rarely close to home. In the second of this series we look at the services offered to ADF families to help educate children. What can the mining industry learn? Defence recognis...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identificat...

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Jun 18, 2020
New Hope rejects unlawful mining allegation

New Hope rejects unlawful mining allegation

New Hope Group has vehemently rejected suggestions it is unlawfully mining at Acland, after allegations the company had taken $500 million of coal in an area for which it never applied. ABC news reported that opponents had raised concerns that the West Pit area being mined at New Acland was outside the mine footprint the company applied for as part of its stage two project approval from the St...

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Jun 17, 2020
New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope Group has slammed ‘unfathomable’ hold-ups over its New Acland Stage 3 coal mine plans after meeting with the State Government last week to present a roadmap to final approvals for the project. If approved, the extension project would create more than 450 new jobs, generate $7 billion dollars for the State economy and protect thousands of jobs indirectly reliant on the mine...

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Jun 12, 2020
Autonomous switch brings boost for CQ businesses

Autonomous switch brings boost for CQ businesses

Central Queensland businesses have won more than $4.2 million in contracts as BMA Goonyella Riverside mine gears up for the start of autonomous haulage operations in September. The Bowen Basin site is pioneering the coal company’s shift to the technology, and is expected to spend about $8.2 million in total with regional businesses as it works to bring it online. “The rollout of...

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Jun 12, 2020
Power-up for Glencore’s $1.5b coal plan

Power-up for Glencore’s $1.5b coal plan

Glencore’s $1.5 billion Valeria coal project in the Bowen Basin has been declared a coordinated project by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General. A construction workforce of up to 1400 people is expected to be required for the project, and Glencore expects the mine to have an operational workforce of up to 950 people (fulltime equivalent). State Regional Development Minister G...

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