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May 13, 2020
Carborough Downs cuts 160 jobs as COVID-19 bites

Carborough Downs cuts 160 jobs as COVID-19 bites

Fitzroy Australia Resources is shedding 160 contract positions at its Carborough Downs operation, about 20km east of Moranbah. The company says the cut is a direct result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Significant reductions in the price and demand for coking coal have occurred since mid-March due to lockdowns and reduced steel production across the… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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May 13, 2020
Join the quad squad to win more Defence work

Join the quad squad to win more Defence work

Are you across quad charts? Businesses targeting Defence contracts, and others, are being encouraged to join online workshops on how to develop compelling quad charts. Used by the international defence industry for many years to succinctly and effectively communicate a proposal or capability, these techniques are being used by companies as a way to market… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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May 11, 2020
BHP Operations Services model faces legal scrutiny

BHP Operations Services model faces legal scrutiny

Employment agreements covering BHP’s Operations Services arm will go back before the courts after a union win in the Fair Work Commission on Friday. The commission upheld an appeal by a raft of unions against the approval of two enterprise agreements covering workers employed by the in-house division. CFMEU National President Tony Maher described the… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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May 07, 2020
Queensland geoscientists defy national jobs plunge

Queensland geoscientists defy national jobs plunge

Queensland has bucked the trend in jobs as the latest Australian Institute of Geoscientists survey shows a deterioration in employment nationwide in the first three months of 2020. Unemployment among Australia’s geoscientists increased to 10 per cent at the end of March, compared to 7.3 per cent at the end of the 2019 December quarter…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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May 06, 2020
NAIF  backing for $37m beef processing development

NAIF backing for $37m beef processing development

A $37 million Central Queensland beef processing development is a step closer after winning Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) backing. NAIF announced today it had achieved contractual close for a $24 million loan to Signature Onfarm. The loan will help construct a specialist beef processing plant and on-site employee accommodation near Clermont. The project is… This content ...

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May 06, 2020
Neoen plans July start for $570m solar farm build

Neoen plans July start for $570m solar farm build

Renewable energy company Neoen has signed a deal paving the way for it to build Australia’s largest solar farm near Chinchilla. Construction of the 460-480mWp Western Downs Green Power Hub is expected to begin in July and create more than 400 jobs. Neon announced today that it had signed a 352 MWp power purchase agreement… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil,...

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May 05, 2020
TerraCom tightens belt with Blair Athol fleet cuts

TerraCom tightens belt with Blair Athol fleet cuts

TerraCom will drop an entire truck and excavator mining fleet from its roster at the Blair Athol coal mine near Clermont as it cuts costs to weather the impacts of COVID-19. The company said it was now targeting production of about 2 million tonnes next financial year from the thermal coal operation and expected coal… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ...

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May 01, 2020
Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Australia’s largest wind farm has passed a major milestone, with construction of the final turbine completed at Coopers Gap, near Kingaroy. AGL head of construction Brian McEvoy said the final blade on the 123rd wind turbine was hoisted into place by crane and fitted to the turbine hub by the rigging crew on Friday last… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo,...

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May 01, 2020
Mackay hosts new FutureFit mine training academy

Mackay hosts new FutureFit mine training academy

BHP has welcomed 250 apprentices and trainees in Mackay and Perth as part of a new program to build skills and create career pathways into the mining sector. The training program, delivered through the new BHP FutureFit Academy, is being developed in conjunction with CQ University and WA’s North Metropolitan TAFE. BHP said the first… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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