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QRC welcomes new gas exploration in the Bowen Basin

Queensland’s resources sector welcomes the successful joint bid by Santos GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) to explore for new natural gas resources in the Bowen Basin. Queensland Resources...

Resource records reset with exports up $8 billion

The latest figures from the resource industry shows records tumble with an $8 billion increase in exports, however it’s not all good news as the Queensland Resources Council’s (QRC) quarterly...

Activists to take Alpha coal project to High Court

GVK Hancock are facing a brand new challenge, as green activists prepare to take the Alpha coal project to the High Court of Australia. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roach said...

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Former mining minister to head QRC

Former Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane has been appointed the next chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council. QRC President Rag Udd, who began his presidency role today, made the...

Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

Lessons from the past a focus at mine safety conference

FROM Sunday one of the largest health and safety conferences in the southern hemisphere will be staged on the Gold Coast for the first time in its 28-year history. The Queensland Mining Industry...

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New resources and energy ministers appointed

A reshuffle in the Turnbull Government has seen new resources ministers appointed.  Matt Canavan has been appointed Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the new Industry, Science and...

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

North Stradbroke sand mining to end by 2019

Sand mining on North Stradbroke Island is to substantially cease by 2019, with the Queensland Parliament voting in favour of the phase-out to allow the creation of new, sustainable jobs. The North...