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May 13, 2021
An eagle on the wing

An eagle on the wing

Customer supplied editorial A new air charter business is now operating out of Charters Towers. Aquila Air Services has based itself in the gold city because of access to wide tracts of land through three cardinal points. Aquila, being Latin for ‘eagle’, draws on the theme set by sister company Eagle Drilling NQ, also based… ...

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May 11, 2021
Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Resources & Energy Group has completed drilling for metallurgical test work as it advances the Mount Mackenzie gold and silver project, 150km north-west of Rockhampton. The bore‐core has been loaded onto pallets and dispatched to ALS Townsville. Previous test work and interpretation highlighted a high amenability of the weathered mineralisation at Mount Mackenzie to standard… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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May 10, 2021
Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, a new report warns. The International Energy Agency is calling on governments to act now to address potential energy security hazards. “The challenges are… ...

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May 10, 2021
Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Mahalo gas project growing as new ATP granted

Queensland-based energy company Comet Ridge is continuing to build its Mahalo Hub base with news it has been granted an Authority to Prospect over a 338sq km parcel of land. The Central Queensland tender block PLR2020-1-2 has been officially awarded to Comet Ridge as ATP 2063 and will be called Mahalo Far East. The award… ...

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May 10, 2021
Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Australia will continue to be a strong supplier of metallurgical coal over the next couple of decades thanks to its high quality, according to a new Minerals Council of Australia report. Australian Metallurgical Coal: Quality Sought Around the World is the second in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Commodity Giants series. Written by… ...

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May 05, 2021
Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton

The Australian Government has committed $25 million in funding to help Alliance Airlines bring a maintenance and repair facility to Rockhampton. The new facility would bring jobs as well as millions of dollars of investment into Rockhampton economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack. Deputy Prime… ...

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May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… ...

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