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Queensland Resources Council

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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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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… This content is for...

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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… This content is for iQ Indus...

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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 The company said it had expressed its opposition to this advertising approach and had formally requested that it be withdrawn.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… This content is for iQ...

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Sep 16, 2020
Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

Mackay region hospital upgrades on the cards

The State Government is funding business cases for the expansion of the Mackay Base Hospital and redevelopments at Bowen and Moranbah hospitals to strengthen public healthcare in the region. The announcement came after the Queensland Resources Council this week urged the State Government to prioritise the upgrade of Moranbah Hospital for local residents and industry,… This content is for iQ...

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Sep 14, 2020
Resource sector push for further exploration stimulus

Resource sector push for further exploration stimulus

The Queensland Resources Council is urging the State Government to commit extra funding from its $3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to a key exploration initiative. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI), including the recent $10 million round matching industry investment, was paying dividends for Queensland. “Exploration spending in Queensland inc...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Ge...

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Aug 17, 2020
QCoal applauded for Indigenous job rates

QCoal applauded for Indigenous job rates

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has applauded QCoal’s Indigenous participation rates at the company’s Byerwen coal mine in Central Queensland. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said QCoal’s Indigenous representation at its Bowen Basin mine was 12 per cent which was three times the industry average. “Indigenous people comprise 4 per cent of the State’s workforce… This content is for ...

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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… This content is for iQ In...

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