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Oct 13, 2020
Mining holds steady in export earnings share

Mining holds steady in export earnings share

The Queensland resources industry is continuing to deliver around 80 per cent of the state’s export earnings despite disruptions to international markets and commodity prices. The latest Queensland Treasury data shows the industry delivered $56.5 billion – or 79.25 percent – of the state’s total export earnings of $71.3 billion in the 12 months to… ...

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Oct 13, 2020
Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Australia’s third biggest gold miner has pledged to maintain its membership of the Queensland Resources Council amid fallout from the group’s anti-green election campaign. The Vote Greens Last advertising campaign saw BHP and Origin Energy suspend their QRC memberships in protest. However, Evolution Mining executive chairman Jake Klein refused to be drawn on his opinion… ...

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Oct 08, 2020
QRC defends anti-Greens campaign for mining jobs

QRC defends anti-Greens campaign for mining jobs

A campaign to advocate for Queensland’s resources industry and the 372,000 people who rely on it for jobs is long overdue, the Queensland Resources Council says. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane was commenting after a number of major mining companies this week expressed opposition or suspended their membership of his organisation over its specific anti-Greens… ...

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Oct 07, 2020
BHP ditches QRC over election stance

BHP ditches QRC over election stance

Major mining company BHP has suspended its Queensland Resources Council (QRC) membership over election advertising specifically targeting the Greens. The company said it had expressed its opposition to this advertising approach and had formally requested that it be withdrawn. But this had not occurred. It follows the QRC urging Queenslanders not to support the Greens… ...

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Aug 30, 2020
Mining industry muscles in on election campaign

Mining industry muscles in on election campaign

The Queensland Resources Council has launched an unprecedented four-week media campaign in the lead-up to the State election. The QRC says the aim is to push home the economic and job creation importance of the mining and gas industry to the State’s COVID-19 recovery. It has been pushing for a royalty freeze and action to… ...

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Aug 06, 2020
QRC in talks over new border closures

QRC in talks over new border closures

The Queensland Resources Council says it is in discussions with the State Government about arrangements for key mine workers as border restrictions tighten. Queensland borders will close to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory from 1am this Saturday, August 8. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said visitors from those areas would be denied entry except… ...

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Aug 06, 2020
Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

Fitzroy Basin scores a ‘B’ for waterway health

The ecological health of the waterways of the Fitzroy Basin has received a ‘B’ on its latest report card. The catchment area is home to scores of coal mines as well as farming interests. According to the annual Fitzroy Partnership for River Health Report Card, the ecological health of the waterways improved in the 2018-19… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Industry push for 10-year Queensland royalty freeze

Industry push for 10-year Queensland royalty freeze

The Queensland Resources Council warned a parliamentary committee today that the state’s investment profile in resources would slip even further unless the government committed to a 10-year royalty freeze. A global survey of mining companies and investors released earlier this year by the Fraser Institute showed investors were seriously worried about Queensland’s investment potential, the… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
QRC raises concerns over environmental bill

QRC raises concerns over environmental bill

The Queensland Resources Council has raised concerns about further red tape stymying industry as a result of changes under the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. The QRC today appeared before the committee reviewing the legislation and urged it to recommend the State Government clarify aspects, particularly the qualifications and role of the… ...

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