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May 20, 2021
Input invited on resources industry plan

Input invited on resources industry plan

Submissions have opened for the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the plan centred on working with industry, the regions and communities to set a shared vision for the future of the sector. “It’s important communities, businesses and stakeholders can have their input into the plan,” he said. Resources Minister Scott… ...

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May 12, 2021
QRC welcomes support for emission-cutting initiatives

QRC welcomes support for emission-cutting initiatives

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a $1.2 billion Budget allocation for international partnerships on low-emissions technology projects as well as hydrogen and carbon capture use and storage initiatives. The Federal Government will invest a further $1.6 billion over 10 years to incentivise investment in technologies (identified in its Technology Investment Roadmap and Low Emissions Tech...

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May 06, 2021
QRC welcomes growth focus on minerals province

QRC welcomes growth focus on minerals province

Peak mining body the Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a new five-year, $190 million investment plan the Coalition Government has announced for Northern Australia. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said North Queensland, and in particular the North West region centred on Mount Isa, would be a focus area for growth in Queensland. He said the Australian… ...

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Feb 04, 2021
QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

The Queensland Resources Council is calling on the State Government to provide certainty around the process required to approve an expansion of New Hope Group’s New Acland coal mine. And it has pointed to action by the previous Bligh Government to allow the Wollombi coal mine as a precedent. The QRC’s request comes after the… ...

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Nov 27, 2020
State poised to emerge as energy superpower says QRC

State poised to emerge as energy superpower says QRC

Queensland could become a global energy superpower thanks to abundant coal and gas reserves and easy access to renewables, Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said.  Mr Macfarlane told a gathering of more than 500 people at the QRC’s annual lunch in Brisbane that Queensland was on the verge of an historic new era… ...

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Nov 13, 2020
QRC welcomes state’s new Resources Minister

QRC welcomes state’s new Resources Minister

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the appointment of Member for Townsville Scott Stewart as state Minister for Resources. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Mr Stewart had been a strong and familiar voice for the resources sector who recognised that the value of mining and gas industries spread widely across Queensland. “I had the… ...

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Nov 01, 2020
QRC ready to work with re-elected government

QRC ready to work with re-elected government

The Queensland Resources Council says it is ready to get to work with the re-elected Labor Government and its new Mines Minister to deliver on a Resources Industry Development Plan. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the plan, which Treasurer Cameron Dick endorsed prior to the election campaign, was a blueprint for the growth of… ...

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Oct 26, 2020
LNP plans new chief to drive North West minerals growth

LNP plans new chief to drive North West minerals growth

The LNP has committed to appointing a new Deputy Coordinator-General dedicated to unlocking the development of the North West Minerals Province if it wins government. The Townsville-based Deputy Coordinator-General would have sweeping powers to fast-track and bring government departments together to resolve bureaucratic hold-ups and coordinate approvals. “The LNP’s Deputy Coordinator-General will ...

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Oct 19, 2020
Employment at forefront of QRC election campaign

Employment at forefront of QRC election campaign

The Queensland Resources Council has launched a ‘Protect Your Job’ campaign urging Queenslanders to get behind State election candidates who support the mining and gas industry. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Queensland’s unemployment rate was now the highest in Australia at 7.7 per cent and forecast to rise to 9 per cent, making job… ...

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