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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 02, 2020
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits. “We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-house apprentices...

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May 29, 2020
Made in Queensland response to COVID-19

Made in Queensland response to COVID-19

The Queensland Government and ICN Queensland want to make members of business community more self-reliant. The webpage at https://qldcovid19.icn.org.au/ is providing businesses and manufacturers with opportunities to work together to provide new products and services and to reduce reliance on imports. The emphasis is on shortening supply chains and reducing the risk of relying on imports.  Fi...

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May 29, 2020
Golden portal for mining industry jobs

Golden portal for mining industry jobs

The Gold Industry Group has launched an online hub of employment opportunities and career pathways in Australia’s gold industry. The Gold Jobs website provides job seekers with a central point to browse and apply for vacancies or set up email alerts for the job types in which they are most interested. The website also features… ...

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May 28, 2020
Promising rebound in job adverts for May

Promising rebound in job adverts for May

New figures show an uplift in Australian job advertisements moving into May after a COVID-19 driven plunge last month. New job ads posted on SEEK during the fortnight ended May 24 were up 39.7 per cent nationwide compared to April 2020. Tasmania (58.8 per cent), Queensland (55.4 per cent) and South Australia (51.8 per cent)… ...

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May 26, 2020
Rich in rail returns

Rich in rail returns

Activity around the north west Queensland town of Richmond is a symbol of investment into the Great Northern Railway line this financial year according to peak industry body, Mount Isa Townsville Economic Zone, or MITEZ There’d been noticeably more activity along the MITEZ corridor since the finish of the wet season with work crews carrying… ...

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May 26, 2020
Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani and the CQUniversity have launched a new engineering graduate program to build mining industry skills. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the program would provide jobs for six graduates and preference would be given to Central Queensland and North Queensland residents. “I started my career as a mining engineer and have benefited… ...

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May 21, 2020
Landmark ruling on casual mining roles

Landmark ruling on casual mining roles

A Federal Court ruling on ‘permanent casual’ work has confirmed some of those roles should attract entitlements such as paid annual leave.  Mining union the CFMEU says the WorkPac v Rossato decision upholds key principles of the 2018 WorkPac v Skene decision – namely that work which is regular, ongoing and permanent in nature is not… ...

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May 19, 2020
Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has unveiled the first stage of an economic reset for Queensland to push back against the impact of COVID-19. The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy includes a pledge to maintain infrastructure investment at more than $50 billion over the next four years and a $400 million Accelerated Works Program to deliver new road,… ...

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