There’s time to prepare, but you need to start preparing now - that was the message to the suppliers and
contractors of Central Queensland today at the BBMC-hosted Adani Regional Content Strategy Briefing event.

Ben Hughes, Regional Content Director for Adani, presented to over 200 attendees regarding the Carmichael
project’s progress and plans in terms of regional capability.

As the project enters the construction phase, Adani are emphasising the difference between local con ... Read More

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the state government’s willingness to revisit royalty rates, but only if any changes implemented apply equally to all operations, Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane told a Mackay audience today.

Speaking at the Bowen Basin Mining Club, the head of Queensland’s peak resource industry body said industry fully supports the review of our outdated royalty regime.

“We’ve seen significant increases to the level of royalties collected on re ... Read More

Statement by the Queensland Resources Council

Today the Senate has passed vital amendments to the Native Title Act that will restore security to all parties that rely on Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) across the country.

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) applauds both sides of politics for working together to pass the amendments, which returns the status quo to all ILUAs – protecting hundreds of mining and petroleum leases, national parks and other infrastructure ... Read More

Reports of the coal industry’s death are greatly exaggerated: Macfarlane

As the precarious balance between regional Queensland’s pleas for job certainty and inner Brisbane’s Green stances wobbled, the Bowen Basin Mining Club’s May luncheon last week presented a different view of the mining industry.

With David Diamond, Anglo American’s Head of Country and Ian Macfarlane, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive presenting at the luncheon, a common theme emerged in the nee ... Read More

Adani Chairman, Gautam Adani, today gave the “green light” for the Carmichael mine and rail projects in Central Queensland.

 “I am proud to announce the project has Final Investment Decision (FID) approval which marks the official start of one of the largest single Infrastructure – and job creating – developments in Australia’s recent history,” Mr Adani said.

“This is an historic day for Adani, an historic day for regional Queensland, and an historic day for Indian investment ... Read More


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