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Chain of Responsibility working group announced

Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles announced on Friday the membership of the Chain of Responsibility working group, to assist in developing a statutory guideline to complement the Environmental...

Land court rejects Adani’s case against activists

The Land Court has today rejected Indian mining giant Adani’s bid to make a conservation group pay legal fees for a failed court challenge against it’s $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine...

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QLD mines to end 100% FIFO under new legislation

Queensland mines will have to ditch 100% fly-in fly-out and hire locally under proposed Queensland Government legislation. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

Queensland coal explorers win concession

Coal explorers have gained a government concession that could save them up to $114 million in the face of the global mining downturn. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources...

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QRC proposes special economic zone for north-west

The north-west could become a special economic zone if a bold proposal by the Queensland Resources Council gets off the ground. The QRC’s chief executive Michael Roche co-chaired the first meeting of...

Landholders given right to object mines

Landholders will have the right to protect their key farm infrastructure from mining and community members will have their objection rights restored under legislation introduced to State Parliament...

mining jobs

20,000 Queensland resources jobs lost in two years

The Queensland resources sector is facing some of the toughest conditions in decades, with more than 20,000 jobs lost over the past two years as a result of the downturn. A statement by Queensland...

CFMEU launch Black Lung campaign

With up to nine suspected cases of Black Lung feared in Queensland, the CFMEU have kicked off a campaign to see an end to the deadly disease. CFMEU Queensland Mining and Energy division President...

Abbot Point port EIS approved

The Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project is one step closer to fruition with it’s final environmental impact statement approved by the Commonwealth Government. State Development Minister Dr...

Stanmore announces re-opening of Isaac Plains coal mine

Stanmore Coal Limited have announced the re-opening of the Isaac Plains coking coal mine in Central Queensland, which will create about 150 news jobs.   The company has awarded a three year...