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Feb 04, 2021
QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

The Queensland Resources Council is calling on the State Government to provide certainty around the process required to approve an expansion of New Hope Group’s New Acland coal mine. And it has pointed to action by the previous Bligh Government to allow the Wollombi coal mine as a precedent. The QRC’s request comes after the… ...

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Nov 01, 2020
QRC ready to work with re-elected government

QRC ready to work with re-elected government

The Queensland Resources Council says it is ready to get to work with the re-elected Labor Government and its new Mines Minister to deliver on a Resources Industry Development Plan. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the plan, which Treasurer Cameron Dick endorsed prior to the election campaign, was a blueprint for the growth of… ...

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Oct 26, 2020
LNP plans new chief to drive North West minerals growth

LNP plans new chief to drive North West minerals growth

The LNP has committed to appointing a new Deputy Coordinator-General dedicated to unlocking the development of the North West Minerals Province if it wins government. The Townsville-based Deputy Coordinator-General would have sweeping powers to fast-track and bring government departments together to resolve bureaucratic hold-ups and coordinate approvals. “The LNP’s Deputy Coordinator-General will ...

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Oct 13, 2020
Mining holds steady in export earnings share

Mining holds steady in export earnings share

The Queensland resources industry is continuing to deliver around 80 per cent of the state’s export earnings despite disruptions to international markets and commodity prices. The latest Queensland Treasury data shows the industry delivered $56.5 billion – or 79.25 percent – of the state’s total export earnings of $71.3 billion in the 12 months to… ...

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Oct 13, 2020
Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Australia’s third biggest gold miner has pledged to maintain its membership of the Queensland Resources Council amid fallout from the group’s anti-green election campaign. The Vote Greens Last advertising campaign saw BHP and Origin Energy suspend their QRC memberships in protest. However, Evolution Mining executive chairman Jake Klein refused to be drawn on his opinion… ...

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Aug 30, 2020
Mining industry muscles in on election campaign

Mining industry muscles in on election campaign

The Queensland Resources Council has launched an unprecedented four-week media campaign in the lead-up to the State election. The QRC says the aim is to push home the economic and job creation importance of the mining and gas industry to the State’s COVID-19 recovery. It has been pushing for a royalty freeze and action to… ...

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Aug 06, 2020
QRC in talks over new border closures

QRC in talks over new border closures

The Queensland Resources Council says it is in discussions with the State Government about arrangements for key mine workers as border restrictions tighten. Queensland borders will close to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory from 1am this Saturday, August 8. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said visitors from those areas would be denied entry except… ...

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Aug 06, 2020
Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

The ecological health of the waterways of the Fitzroy Basin has received a ‘B’ on its latest report card. The catchment area is home to scores of coal mines as well as farming interests. According to the annual Fitzroy Partnership for River Health Report Card, the ecological health of the waterways improved in the 2018-19… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Industry push for 10-year Queensland royalty freeze

Industry push for 10-year Queensland royalty freeze

The Queensland Resources Council warned a parliamentary committee today that the state’s investment profile in resources would slip even further unless the government committed to a 10-year royalty freeze. A global survey of mining companies and investors released earlier this year by the Fraser Institute showed investors were seriously worried about Queensland’s investment potential, the… ...

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