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Mar 27, 2020
Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch is calling on the region’s mines to shift to a locally based workforce to avoid the extra risk of FIFO and DIDO workers bringing COVID-19 into the area. But she is critical of those using the pandemic to push a broader political agenda against FIFO. Cr McCulloch, chair of the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Min...

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Mar 25, 2020
‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

‘Island Isaac’ virus response mooted

A central Queensland local government leader is pushing miners to lock down their FIFO workforce within the shire’s boundaries. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cr Anne Baker has called on all stakeholders, particularly industry and government, to play their part to secure a localised workforce model. Isaac Mayor Cr Anne Baker Keeping the mining industry going… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Mar 25, 2020
Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin Mines has placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance, citing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said all employees other than those required during the care and maintenance period had been advised they would be stood down without pay as at the close of business on… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Mar 20, 2020
BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP offers 1500 extra jobs under six-month contracts

BHP announced today it would hire 1500 additional people to support its workforce operating across Australia. The jobs would be offered as six-month contracts and cover a range of skills needed by BHP operations in the short term, the company said. The roles will include machinery and production operators, truck and ancillary equipment drivers, excavator… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Mar 20, 2020
Coal dust danger reassessed

Coal dust danger reassessed

A James Cook University scientist claims it’s likely miners’ exposure to dangerous coal dust has been underestimated, as the communities they live in are polluted too. Associate Professor Gunther Paul from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) was one of an international team of scientists who analysed Australia National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)… This content i...

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Mar 19, 2020
Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Junior miners chasing greenfield discoveries continued to both struggle for funding and brace for the impact of coronavirus on equity markets, according to Mitchell Services CEO, Andrew Elf. Mitchell Services generates approximately 90 per cent of revenue from drilling for Tier 1 producers with long life, low-cost mines who are focused on resource definition, development… This content is fo...

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Mar 18, 2020
McCabe takes leadership role with Stanmore Coal

McCabe takes leadership role with Stanmore Coal

Stanmore Coal has appointed former Wesfarmers Resources executive Craig McCabe as its company chief executive officer. Mr McCabe worked in a range of roles with Wesfarmers, including chief executive officer from August 2017 to December 2019 with responsibility for the Curragh and Bengalla mining operations. “We are delighted to appoint a CEO with Craig’s leadership… This content is for iQ I...

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Mar 17, 2020
Coal mine employees cleared of COVID-19

Coal mine employees cleared of COVID-19

Daunia coal mine workers isolated after contact with an infected supplier have returned negative COVID-19 test results. Mine owner BMA said the visitor had limited contact with the team at Daunia, 30km south-east of Moranbah, before his positive results. Those identified as having close contact with the individual were placed in in self-isolation as a… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Mar 17, 2020
New safety authority to kick off from July

New safety authority to kick off from July

Queensland’s 66,000 resources workers will have their own health and safety ‘champion’ after Parliament passed legislation supporting a new independent body. The Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) statutory body will kick off from July 1. The new authority will regulate the safety and health of the state’s minerals, coal, petroleum and gas, quarry, small-scale… This c...

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