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Queensland Resources Council

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 19, 2020
Employment at forefront of QRC election campaign

Employment at forefront of QRC election campaign

The Queensland Resources Council has launched a ‘Protect Your Job’ campaign urging Queenslanders to get behind State election candidates who support the mining and gas industry. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Queensland’s unemployment rate was now the highest in Australia at 7.7 per cent and forecast to rise to 9 per cent, making job… ...

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Sep 16, 2020
Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

The State Government is funding business cases for the expansion of the Mackay Base Hospital and redevelopments at Bowen and Moranbah hospitals to strengthen public healthcare in the region. The announcement came after the Queensland Resources Council this week urged the State Government to prioritise the upgrade of Moranbah Hospital for local residents and industry,… ...

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Sep 14, 2020
Resource sector push for further exploration stimulus

Resource sector push for further exploration stimulus

The Queensland Resources Council is urging the State Government to commit extra funding from its $3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to a key exploration initiative. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI), including the recent $10 million round matching industry investment, was paying dividends for Queensland. “Exploration spending in Queensland inc...

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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 17, 2020
QCoal applauded for Indigenous job rates

QCoal applauded for Indigenous job rates

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has applauded QCoal’s Indigenous participation rates at the company’s Byerwen coal mine in Central Queensland. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said QCoal’s Indigenous representation at its Bowen Basin mine was 12 per cent which was three times the industry average. “Indigenous people comprise 4 per cent of the State’s workforce… ...

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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 03, 2020
Queensland leads the pack for mining jobs resilience

Queensland leads the pack for mining jobs resilience

The mining and energy sector is continuing to prove itself as a “life raft” for the Queensland economy, with new figures showing the state increasing its share of resource jobs nationwide. Research by CoverCard, released by the Minerals Council of Australia, shows there were 8785 new job advertisements across Australia within the mining industry between… ...

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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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