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Aug 25, 2021
Union drops $16m coal worker class action

Union drops $16m coal worker class action

The Mining and Energy Union has dropped a class action seeking about $16 million in entitlements for about 900 current and former casual miners employed by labour hire company WorkPac. The Renyard v WorkPac class action was discontinued due to legal advice it could not succeed due to the recent High Court Rossato judgment and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, i...

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Aug 04, 2021
High Court overturns casual worker ruling

High Court overturns casual worker ruling

A decision in a High Court appeal backed by the Federal Government has dashed the hopes of casual miners seeking justice, according to the CFMEU.  Overturning a Federal Court ruling that a casually employed mine worker was actually working on a permanent basis and entitled to back-paid leave entitlements, the High Court found his employment… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Jul 07, 2021
Land deal signed off for training facilities

Land deal signed off for training facilities

The Palaszczuk Government has struck a deal to secure land for training of Australian and Singaporean military personnel in North and Central Queensland. The leasing arrangements for land at Greenvale and Shoalwater Bay have been finalised – paving the way for the government to create almost 600 new jobs, said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “This base… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 05, 2021
$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

Queensland’s largest hydro power station is set to undergo a $14 million overhaul. Major maintenance works will start at the publicly-owned Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station this month, creating 100 jobs. Related: Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe Wivenhoe was central to the reliability of Queensland’s electricity network, said Minister for Energy,… This cont...

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Jul 01, 2021
Evolution mining evolving towards zero emissions

Evolution mining evolving towards zero emissions

Evolution Mining is making moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and align with the climate change goals of the Paris Agreement.  Evolution has several gold mining interests in Queensland including Mount Carlton South of Ayr, Mount Rawdon near Bundaberg and Ernest Henry north of Cloncurry.  The program includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent… This content is fo...

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Jul 01, 2021
Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reiterated the importance of an operational mining industry during the pandemic. It’s in the wake of the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) update showing resources and energy exports have hit a high of $310 million. Locked down – Newmont’s Granites Mine in the Tanami Desert Newmont this week locked down… This content is for iQ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo American has put a figure of its total tax and economic contribution in Australia at more than S4,084 million. It’s contained in a recently released report detailing the company’s tax contribution around the world. In Australia, more than $2,344.4 million was spent on ‘total procurement’ and $693.5 million paid in total taxes including $96.5… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Jul 01, 2021
Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Pembroke Resources has welcomed the investment decision by the Board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide a loan facility of up to $175 million with a tenor of ten years to finance the development of the Olive Downs Steelmaking Coal Complex (Olive Downs) in the Bowen Basin.  Pembroke is committed to constructing… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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Jun 25, 2021
New high for Queensland mining employment

New high for Queensland mining employment

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed new data showing direct mining jobs in the state have hit a record high of almost 85,000. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said this figure blew the previous record for mining jobs – of 80,594, set in the booming November 2013 quarter – out of the water. It came… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ M...

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