As Bill Shorten tours regional Queensland this week, it’s the mining industry’s chance to make our voices heard on the importance of our industry as a pillar of Queensland’s economy.


The Federal Opposition leader will be holding town-hall style events in Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton, to discuss jobs and the economy.


Bowen Basin Mining Club Director Jodie Currie says that the industry can’t miss this chance to make it crystal-clear what mining means to regional Queensland ... Read More

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the gas supply deal announced today by Minister Lynham between New Century Resources and Santos. 

QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the contract would see Santos supply nine petajoules of gas to meet the electricity demands of New Century Resources tailing operations near Mount Isa.

“The resources sector continues to deliver regional jobs, this time 240 jobs through a $100 million investment by Santos that will provide New ... Read More

Submissions are now open for the 2018 Queensland Mining Awards, with entries welcomed across seven categories ranging from time and cost saving to engagement, collaboration and safety.

The Bowen Basin Mining Club is hosting the Awards, and Director Jodie Currie encourages businesses of all sizes to consider an entry, particularly with the introduction of the new Collaboration category which is also open to mining companies.

“The process of entering awards and gaining peer rec ... Read More

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) today called for the state government to stand-up for the resources sector and to acknowledge coal’s fiscal value to the state budget and the thousands of coal workers who help deliver the royalties.

QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the Mid-Year Financial Economic Review (MYFER) yet again showed resources, especially coal, underpin the budget.

“Coal royalties are expected to reach $414 million above the 2017-18 budget forecast or ... Read More

Optimism is back, and disruption is on the way: that was the message from two of the Queensland’s industry leaders
at last week’s Bowen Basin Mining Club luncheon in Mackay.


Attendees and members at the November event heard from Darren Walker of the Queensland Exploration Council,
and John Smith, CEO of MPC Group, on two very diverse topics.
Following the launch of the QEC Exploration Scorecard last week, Darren Walker presented on the rise of optimism in
exploration – includ ... Read More

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