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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 16, 2020
Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

Opposition shares vision for New Bradfield Scheme

The Queensland Opposition has released new concept images for its $15 billion New Bradfield Scheme proposal. LNP leader Deb Frecklington said backing such visionary projects was now more important than ever to build a stronger economy. State LNP leader Deb Frecklington. “These are never before seen concepts of the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme,” she said…. ...

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Jun 15, 2020
PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

PM’s plan to pick up the pace on projects pipeline

The Federal Government has announced a fresh infrastructure boost to combat the COVID-19 downturn, including $1.5 billion of new money to get smaller-scale projects moving quickly. It is also looking to accelerate the approval processes for 15 mega projects representing about $72 billion worth of planned investment by government and the private sector. Prime Minister… ...

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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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Apr 23, 2020
Mining heavyweights team up for rehabilitation

Mining heavyweights team up for rehabilitation

Anglo American and Komatsu will plant more than 9000 trees at Anglo American’s Dawson Mine with the help of students from Moura and Banana state schools. ...

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Mar 13, 2020
Research project looks at life after mining

Research project looks at life after mining

A new Cooperative Research Centre is being established with hubs in Queensland and Western Australia to help regional communities transition to sustainable futures after their local mines have closed. A national consortium led by The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia has secured $30 million from the Federal Government for the work…. ...

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