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Jun 17, 2020
New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope Group has slammed ‘unfathomable’ hold-ups over its New Acland Stage 3 coal mine plans after meeting with the State Government last week to present a roadmap to final approvals for the project. If approved, the extension project would create more than 450 new jobs, generate $7 billion dollars for the State economy and… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
BMA commits $2.3m to CQ research and innovation

BMA commits $2.3m to CQ research and innovation

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) continues to support and invest in regional Queensland with the announcement of $2.3 million in funding towards research, training, and innovation.  The investment will support the appointment of a general manager of the newly established Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) in Mackay and a chair of automation and future work skills… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia… ...

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Jun 12, 2020
Shiploaders rise for Reg

Shiploaders rise for Reg

It was a guard of honour with a difference as Gladstone Ports Corporation celebrated the life and legacy of Reg Tanna today (June 12). Three shiploaders at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal Wharf rose to form the guard and GPC staff held a moment’s silence as they marked the anniversary of Mr Tanna’s death 20… ...

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Jun 12, 2020
Power-up for Glencore’s $1.5b coal plan

Power-up for Glencore’s $1.5b coal plan

Glencore’s $1.5 billion Valeria coal project in the Bowen Basin has been declared a coordinated project by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General. A construction workforce of up to 1400 people is expected to be required for the project, and Glencore expects the mine to have an operational workforce of up to 950 people (fulltime equivalent). State Regional… ...

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Jun 09, 2020
ActivEX adds Queensland coal tenements to portfolio

ActivEX adds Queensland coal tenements to portfolio

ActivEX has snapped up a string of nine thermal and metallurgical coal tenements in the Bowen and Surat basins for $75,000. The company announced today that it had finalised the purchase agreement with unlisted Queensland company Civil and Mining Resources. The coal tenements are scattered across an area west of Mackay and south-west of Rockhampton…. ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found… ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Access to land and finance remain big issues on the minds of junior explorers in Queensland. Peak industry body the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is an off-shoot of the Queensland Resources Council and gives smaller members a voice to power. The QEC is chaired by Kim Wainwright whose company Xplore Resources started out providing exploration… ...

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May 13, 2020
Clive Palmer coal plans face human rights challenge

Clive Palmer coal plans face human rights challenge

Clive Palmer’s proposed Galilee Coal Project is facing a new legal challenge on human rights grounds. The Environmental Defenders Office said the case – brought by activist group Youth Verdict – was the first time an Australian coal mine had been challenged on that basis. It said Youth Verdict represented Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people… ...

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