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Jun 19, 2021
Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

The union representing coal-fired power station workers and affected miners is calling on the Queensland Government to make good on transition funding as the State moves towards new energy sources. The CFMEU said the Palaszczuk Government had made a promise before the last election to ensure re-training and business development was pursued in relevant regional… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Jun 10, 2021
Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has presented its latest case for continued domestic thermal coal mining. The recently released Australian Export Thermal Coal: The Comparative Quality Advantages says it is a better product which delivers a more efficient outcome said MCA CEO Tania Constable.It’s the third and final report in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Com...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 08, 2021
Welcome uplift for coal sector

Welcome uplift for coal sector

METS businesses in the Mackay region are looking ahead to the new financial year with optimism as coal prices lift, according to Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood. Recent weeks have also seen a raft of announcements on company plans to restart mothballed coal operations or open greenfield sites, including plans for the Crinum… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Jun 03, 2021
Queensland in box seat as resources demand climbs

Queensland in box seat as resources demand climbs

The commodities demand forecast in a new report meant a decade of growth for resource hubs like Townsville, Mackay, Mount Isa, Moranbah, Toowoomba, and Gladstone, the Queensland Resources Council said. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Commodity Demand Outlook 2030 report released by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) showed increased demand for key… This content is for iQ In...

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May 25, 2021
Coal project to push ahead despite legal water woes

Coal project to push ahead despite legal water woes

A Federal Court ruling has come down against Central Queensland’s Carmichael coal project on the issue of its North Galilee Water Scheme approval. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhampton, iQ Coal and Mining North, iQ Coal and iQ Geo, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ Civil and Mining North, and iQ Civil and iQ Geo members only.Log ...

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May 24, 2021
Arrest after Carmichael protest action

Arrest after Carmichael protest action

A Victorian man is due to face Mackay Magistrates Court on multiple charges on June 8 after a protest action on a Carmichael rail construction site north-west of Clermont. Police said the 23-year-old man faced counts of trespass, contravene direction or requirement, use dangerous attachment device to cause halt to operation of plant or equipment,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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May 19, 2021
Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

Findings out in Carmichael erosion investigation

A probe into alleged breaches of erosion control requirements on the Carmichael Rail Network construction project has found room for improvement, but no fundamental shortcomings in procedures. The Office of the Coordinator-General completed an investigation into the sediment and erosion controls in place along the construction corridor after complaints from the Mackay Conservation Group. MCG…...

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May 13, 2021
WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) is reporting significant improvements in blast performance as it fine tunes its trailblazing use of wireless technology. The site has been one of the first mines in the world to trial Orica’s Wireless Electronic Blasting system, WebGen. Following the first trial of WebGen in 2017, Glencore said the EHM team… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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