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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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May 05, 2021
Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Tales of the good old days echoed across the coalfields during Moranbah’s 50th birthday celebrations over the long weekend. Thousands of locals and visitors rolled up to over 12 planned events to pay tribute to the history and people that built the town. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Moranbah became ground zero for… ...

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May 05, 2021
Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

The Australian Government has committed $25 million in funding to help Alliance Airlines bring a maintenance and repair facility to Rockhampton. The new facility would bring jobs as well as millions of dollars of investment into Rockhampton economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack. Deputy Prime… ...

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May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… ...

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May 05, 2021
Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Beef Week attracts biosecurity commitment

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in Rockhampton for Beef Week 2021, has detailed plans to upgrade biosecurity measures for the farming and grazing industries. The Government was stepping up efforts to stop threats such as African swine fever, khapra beetle and foot and mouth disease entering Australia, Mr Morrison said. “Australia’s biosecurity system protects $42 billion… ...

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Apr 30, 2021
Call out for Battle of the Mines contenders

Call out for Battle of the Mines contenders

Clermont Battle of the Mines organisers are aiming to reignite the annual rugby league event in 2021 after a COVID-enforced break last year. They are seeking expressions of interest for a 2021 Battle of the Mines competition from mining operations and contracting companies throughout the Bowen Basin region.  “The Battle of the Mines has been… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Bravus backs community programs to tune of $1.5m

Bravus backs community programs to tune of $1.5m

Bravus Mining and Resources has spent more than $1.5 million on community programs and partnerships across regional Queensland since 2018. And the miner is accepting applications now for the second round of funding under its Bravus Community Partnership Fund for 2021. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said Bravus had partnered with… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

Rockhampton shoots for Alliance aircraft business

A proposal to build a hangar and maintenance facility at Rockhampton airport to service the Alliance Airlines fleet has the potential to inject $30 million into the local economy every year, according to Rockhampton Regional Council. The airport today welcomed one of Alliance Airlines’ new commercial aircraft with a water cannon salute to mark its… ...

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