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Jun 03, 2020
QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a State decision providing regulatory certainty for rail and port infrastructure critical to the coal industry. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Treasurer Cameron Dick had declared the Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN) and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) as regulated monopolies until 2040 and 2030 respectively. “The… ...

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May 28, 2020
QRC adds its weight to industry recovery alliance

QRC adds its weight to industry recovery alliance

The Queensland Resources Council will join the Premier’s Queensland Industry Recovery Alliance today to work with the government on the State’s COVID-19 fightback. It will be pushing for a streamlined approval process for new mining projects to help boost resource sector contributions. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the peak body had already been in talks… ...

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May 18, 2020
Resources fund signed off in $100m boost for regions

Resources fund signed off in $100m boost for regions

New Treasurer Cameron Dick has announced a deal that will channel $100 million into community infrastructure for Queensland resource regions. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the State and the Queensland Resources Council have settled arrangements for resource companies to chip in $70 million over three years for a Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF).  The… ...

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Mar 03, 2020
QRC urges changes to new mine safety Bill

QRC urges changes to new mine safety Bill

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has raised concerns that proposed industrial manslaughter laws will decrease the safety culture in the mining industry.  It is pushing for the exclusion of statutory positions including site-based SSEs from the definition of Senior Officers under the new legislation (the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020)…. ...

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Dec 12, 2019
Time to nominate for Indigenous achievement awards

Time to nominate for Indigenous achievement awards

The Queensland Resources Council is calling for nominations for its 2020 Indigenous Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the State’s resources sector. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the resources sector was committed to providing economic pathways and opportunities to Indigenous Australians from Brisbane to… ...

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Dec 04, 2019
New Acland coal expansion battle continues

New Acland coal expansion battle continues

The CFMEU has joined the Queensland Resources Council in calling for the State Government to act on approvals for New Hope’s coal operations near Oakey. It comes as the Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA) seeks leave to appeal to the High Court over the Stage 3 expansion of the New Acland coal mine. New Hope… ...

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Dec 03, 2019
Positive outlook for Queensland exploration

Positive outlook for Queensland exploration

Exploration investment has increased across all major commodities in Queensland for the second year in a row, a new report shows. The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) Scorecard for 2018/19 was released at the QEC breakfast this week (December 3). “Coal exploration increased for only the second time since 2011-12 up by 25 per cent. Copper… ...

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Sep 30, 2019
QRC pushes case to lift uranium mining ban

QRC pushes case to lift uranium mining ban

Latest estimates put Queensland’s untapped uranium deposits at about $10 billion in value, a House of Representatives inquiry has heard. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane told the inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia that Queensland uranium could be mined sustainability and economically.  “Queensland is literally sitting on billions of dollars...

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Sep 19, 2019
QRC highlights signficance of   Miners Memorial Day

QRC highlights signficance of Miners Memorial Day

Members of Queensland’s resources community today remember the lives of the almost 1500 workers who have died in mining operations. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Ian Macfarlane, who is attending the Miners Memorial Day service in Moura today, said this year’s memorial also commemorated the anniversary of the Moura No.2 mining disaster where 11… ...

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