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Jul 09, 2021
Native title recognised over a third of the state

Native title recognised over a third of the state

NAIDOC week has been recognised by the Palaszczuk Government which says native title is now recognised over 30 percent of the state. Queensland has resolved 156 native title claimant applications said Resources Minister Scott Stewart. “This equates to more than a third of all the claimant determinations in Australia,” he said. “Of those, 144 have… ...

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Jul 08, 2021
Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

There’s a new standard that needs to be considered for the approvals of coal mines. Eight high school students have welcomed final orders in their historic court case that found the Federal Environment Minister has a duty to avoid causing children harm when approving a new coal project.   Sharma v Minister for the Environment In… ...

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Jul 07, 2021
Mining members expected to meet sexual harassment guidelines

Mining members expected to meet sexual harassment guidelines

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says it has taken what it says is a significant step to help eliminate sexual harassment. It’s released a National Industry Code which sets clear expectations on MCA member companies to develop a culture of respect while improving support for workers.The Industry Code reinforces the industry’s Commitment to Eliminating Sexual Harassmentby outl...

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Jul 06, 2021
Worley Services to build Gladstone alumina plant

Worley Services to build Gladstone alumina plant

Alpha HPA has nominated Worley Services as preferred ePCM contractor to the HPA First Project. Initial plans include a $27.6 million Precursor Production Facility (PPF) to be built within months. The PPF is to be constructed on the Gladstone State Development Area site of the company’s planned $308 million high purity alumina plant – the HPA… ...

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Jul 06, 2021
Glencore announces a new Chair

Glencore announces a new Chair

The board of Glencore has announced a successor for Chairman Tony Hayward. He’ll be replaced by Kalidas Madhavpeddi as of 30 July. Tony Hayward was appointed to the Board at the time of the Company’s IPO in May 2011 and appointed as Chairman in 2013.  Following consultation with the Company’s largest institutional shareholders it was… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reiterated the importance of an operational mining industry during the pandemic. It’s in the wake of the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) update showing resources and energy exports have hit a high of $310 million. Locked down – Newmont’s Granites Mine in the Tanami Desert Newmont this week locked down… ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Isaac Regional Council has adopted a multi-million-dollar road infrastructure budget to improve the region’s local network and support jobs. A total of $15.7M roads investment will be delivered as part of Council’s 2021-22 Budget. The 13 major projects will stimulate the local economy and deliver better roads for Isaac region’s ratepayers, said Mayor Anne Baker…. ...

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Jun 29, 2021
Austin Engineering downsizes in Mackay

Austin Engineering downsizes in Mackay

Austin Engineering is downsizing in Mackay in a move that involves job losses. The company has also flagged further redundancies in the near future. The company has announced it is consolidating its two operations. The Mackay businesses primarily deliver onsite and offsite repair, maintenance, and machining/line boring services, as well as local sales support for… ...

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Jun 21, 2021
Stanmore rolls out next community grants round

Stanmore rolls out next community grants round

Stanmore Resources is opening applications for Round Two of its 2021 Isaac Plains Community Grant Program to help fund community initiatives. Grants of up to $5000 are available through the program for initiatives that highlight community health and wellbeing, support young people in the region, provide opportunities for Indigenous engagement or support the environment. The… ...

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