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Aug 09, 2020
Glencore rolls out coal mine stoppages to cut volume

Glencore rolls out coal mine stoppages to cut volume

Glencore has announced temporary shutdowns at its Newlands and Collinsville coal operations. Workers will be required to take leave to co-incide with the September school holidays. It is part of a push to reduce Australian coal volumes by about seven million tonnes against a backdrop of poor returns. The company also plans to roll out… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Aug 07, 2020
Another record for Hastings Deering apprenticeships

Another record for Hastings Deering apprenticeships

Hastings Deering has been swamped by a record 2695 applications for its 2021 apprentice intake after applications closed in July.  The mining and construction support company opened applications for 40 positions in June for four weeks, with over 1000 applications in the first week alone. The company logged a record year for its 2020 apprenticeships… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Aug 07, 2020
Smelter issue smouldering

Smelter issue smouldering

There’s pressure on Glencore to commit to the future of the Mount Isa Mines’ copper smelter. A four year extension is due for review this year. In the past, Glencore has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. The smelter and its stack are defining images for the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Jul 08, 2020
Resilient regional Queensland – comment

Resilient regional Queensland – comment

Craig Stack is a long time Townsville businessman who has contributed on a number of levels including as president of the Chamber of Commerce. As a partner in Knight Frank, Craig has an eye on the bellweather property industry which he’ll be reporting from in regular blogs for iQ Industry Queensland. In this first contribution,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Mining...

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Jun 25, 2020
Mining resilient in face of COVID-19 jobs blow

Mining resilient in face of COVID-19 jobs blow

Employment in Queensland’s resources sector has defied COVID-19 impacts with only a 1 per cent drop in direct jobs in the May quarter. The bigger picture for Australian jobs – painted by the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures – is a 6.5 per cent drop in employment between February and May (more than 800,000 people), while… This content is for iQ ...

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Jun 23, 2020
Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani has marked 12 months since the start of construction of its Carmichael coal and rail project with a visual wrap-up of project highlights. It includes this month’s awarding of a $350 million-plus civil construction contract to Queensland-based BMD. The BMD work package is expected to generate 600 jobs and the company says the majority of… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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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… This content is for iQ Indu...

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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… This content is for iQ Industr...

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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… This content is for iQ...

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