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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...

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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...

Anti-CSG group challenges well expansion in Queensland

The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings against the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of 6100 CSG wells in Queensland. The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development...

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...

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...

New QLD environmental laws to protect taxpayers

The Queensland Parliament passed stronger environmental laws last week to prevent Queensland taxpayers footing multi-million dollar environmental clean-up bills. The Environmental Protection (Chain...

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...