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Nov 04, 2020
Row over Bandt’s anti-coal message to South Korea

Row over Bandt’s anti-coal message to South Korea

Greens leader Adam Bandt has sparked a war of words after calling on members of South Korea’s National Assembly to get their government to stop buying Australian coal. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack today slammed Mr Bandt’s comments as an attack on Australia’s national interest. “The Nationals urge Mr Bandt to immediately withdraw his comments… ...

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Sep 28, 2020
Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Port of Townsville has reported a 6.5 per cent increase in freight passing over its wharves last financial year, with exports of mineral concentrates and fertiliser listed as key factors in that growth. It reported a $13.87 million net profit for 2019/20 and a saw almost 8.2 million tonnes of freight shifted at its Townsville… ...

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Jul 04, 2020
Resources remain backbone of State export earnings

Resources remain backbone of State export earnings

Queensland’s resources sector accounted for 80 per cent of the total value of the State’s exports of $79.9 billion in the 12 months to May 2020. Queensland Treasury’s analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed a drop of almost $6 billion in the value of Queensland exports in that time, while nationwide the total… ...

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Jun 29, 2020
Mining exports set for $38b slide over next two years

Mining exports set for $38b slide over next two years

Higher export volumes and a lower exchange rate have helped Australia’s resource and energy exports reach an estimated record $293 billion in 2019–20.  But that figure is expected to slide to $263 billion in 2020–21 and $255 billion in 2021–22. The forecasts are contained in the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly report, coming against a… ...

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Jun 05, 2020
Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

The latest improved trade figures and a new defence deal have highlighted the significance of Australia’s minerals sector. Total resources and energy exports in the four weeks to April were up by 1.4 per cent on the same period last year to $92.1 billion, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “Iron… ...

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May 07, 2020
Resources sector resilient in the face of COVID-19

Resources sector resilient in the face of COVID-19

Latest export figures have confirmed the resilience of some of Australia’s key resources in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Total resources and energy exports increased by nearly 34 per cent in March compared to the previous month. Federal Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said exports were also up by 2… ...

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Mar 18, 2020
Resources industry on track for record-breaking year

Resources industry on track for record-breaking year

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are heading for a record of $299 billion in 2019–20, an increase of $18 billion from last financial year. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has just released the March 2020 edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly. Strong iron ore and gold prices and a weaker… ...

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Jun 09, 2019
State boost for mineral exports from Mount Isa

State boost for mineral exports from Mount Isa

The Palaszczuk Government has announced a plan to boost mineral exports via the Mount Isa rail line, including freight charge discounts and new port facilities. Announcing the plan at the Port of Townsville today ahead of Tuesday’s State Budget, Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the investment would promote mining and exploration in the… ...

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