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Jul 01, 2021
New minimum wage

New minimum wage

The minimum wage increase has taken affect. The Fair Work Ombudsman is reminding employers that the national minimum wage is now $20.33 per hour (up from $19.84) or $772.60 per week (up from $753.80). On 16 June 2021, the Fair Work Commission announced  a 2.5 per cent increase to the national minimum wage, following its Annual Wage… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jul 01, 2021
Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

More than 500 new mining jobs are closer to fruition following the announcement of a loan to Olive Downs owners Pembroke. Olive Downs is a metallurgical coal lease located 40 kms southeast of Moranbah. The Federal Government has approved a loan of $175 million to support the mine’s first stage of development which includes rail, and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Jul 01, 2021
Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo American has put a figure of its total tax and economic contribution in Australia at more than S4,084 million. It’s contained in a recently released report detailing the company’s tax contribution around the world. In Australia, more than $2,344.4 million was spent on ‘total procurement’ and $693.5 million paid in total taxes including $96.5… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Jul 01, 2021
Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Pembroke Resources has welcomed the investment decision by the Board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide a loan facility of up to $175 million with a tenor of ten years to finance the development of the Olive Downs Steelmaking Coal Complex (Olive Downs) in the Bowen Basin.  Pembroke is committed to constructing… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Isaac Regional Council has adopted a multi-million-dollar road infrastructure budget to improve the region’s local network and support jobs. A total of $15.7M roads investment will be delivered as part of Council’s 2021-22 Budget. The 13 major projects will stimulate the local economy and deliver better roads for Isaac region’s ratepayers, said Mayor Anne Baker…. This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jun 29, 2021
Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

COVID restrictions have been extended across a greater area of the state. A FiFo worker from Ipswich is among two positive cases identified today. It was the second among a group of 170 Brisbane-based miners who had been working on site in the Northern Territory. They were exposed by another miner who flew in from… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Mi...

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Jun 29, 2021
Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Resource areas are left out of the reconstructed COVID-19 measures which come into force today (Tuesday 29 June). But resource workers who have been in the south-east in the last 14 days are required to follow the reinstated restrictions. Related: Exposure sites in Queensland There were three new cases reported on the weekend including one… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Jun 25, 2021
Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

The CEO and managing director of major Australian engineering company Austin Engineering has resigned forcing a reshuffle. The incoming interim CEO will be on a package worth more than the equivalent of $1 million/year. The Brisbane headquartered company advised the asx today that the move had been brought forward from 31 July 2021. Former Austin… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jun 18, 2021
Container management options

Container management options

Kalmar is introducing new options for managing container logistics. The new rubber-tyred gantry crane (RTG) comes in five models, with a stronger, lighter and simpler modular design and intelligent features.  The new Kalmar RTG is optimised to deliver high performance eco-efficiently and is also safer and easier to operate.  If features anti-sway technology, enhanced ...

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