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Queensland Resources Council

Jul 23, 2020
Team effort keeps waterways        in good shape

Team effort keeps waterways in good shape

A collaborative approach by the resources, agricultural and tourism sectors along with governments, conservation groups and Traditional Owners has delivered healthy waterways through the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac regions, the Queensland Resources Council says. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership report card released today found half ...

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Jul 16, 2020
Resources sector backs local businesses

Resources sector backs local businesses

Local businesses across Queensland are receiving a significant financial boost from resources companies, with a 16 per cent increase in local spending over a 12-month period.   Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the industry’s latest Local Content report found buying locally was a win-win for the industry and local communities.   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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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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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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Jan 13, 2020
Mining’s high achievers  urged to enter 2020 awards

Mining’s high achievers urged to enter 2020 awards

Entries are now open for the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards, run by the Bowen Basin Mining Club in partnership with the Queensland Resources Council. ...

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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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