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Jun 22, 2020
BMA leads the push for diversity

BMA leads the push for diversity

A push to recruit and train more leaders from diverse backgrounds will see 44 new jobs for production and maintenance supervisors created at the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance’s coal operations in Queensland. The recruitment drive, which began last Friday, will equip people with limited mining knowledge with the practical skills and leadership coaching required to lead… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Greek philosopher Socrates, somewhere around 400BC, said ‘beware the bareness of the busy life’.  General manager of Eagle Drilling NQ Sally Forgan draws on that sentiment by adopting the ‘work hard, rest easy’ philosophy. That’s more easily done in Charters Towers, where the surface exploration drilling company bases its operations, she says. The ‘Towers’ is… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Opportunity to power-up  skills at Tarong

Opportunity to power-up skills at Tarong

Power generator Stanwell is recruiting for apprentices at its Tarong complex in the South Burnett region. Stanwell general manager generation Brad Perry said the company’s Apprentice and Trainee Program offered opportunities for local people of all ages and experience to learn new skills. “The opportunities on offer in the 2021 Apprentice and Trainee Program at… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

Infrastructure funding hit list revealed

The Federal Government has revealed a list of shovel-ready Queensland projects to be funded under a COVID-19 recovery plan to boost infrastructure. Upgrades on the Cloncurry–Dajarra Road, Richmond–Winton Road, and the Burke and Gregory Developmental roads are among those to make the cut. Safety upgrades including a $37.5 million project on the Kennedy Highway and… ...

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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
Cowboys COVID-19 staff casualties take to civil

Cowboys COVID-19 staff casualties take to civil

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ Gold Stars inaugural QRLW season was just one round old when elite pathways coach Ben Jeffries received the news of a club-wide stand-down due to COVID-19 in early April. Suddenly, hectic days spent managing the Cowboys Academy and coaching the club’s first women’s team turned into concerns on the home… ...

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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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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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