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Jul 07, 2021
Land deal signed off for training facilities

Land deal signed off for training facilities

The Palaszczuk Government has struck a deal to secure land for training of Australian and Singaporean military personnel in North and Central Queensland. The leasing arrangements for land at Greenvale and Shoalwater Bay have been finalised – paving the way for the government to create almost 600 new jobs, said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “This base… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

Queensland’s largest hydro power station is set to undergo a $14 million overhaul. Major maintenance works will start at the publicly-owned Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station this month, creating 100 jobs. Related: Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe Wivenhoe was central to the reliability of Queensland’s electricity network, said Minister for Energy,… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Evolution mining evolving towards zero emissions

Evolution mining evolving towards zero emissions

Evolution Mining is making moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and align with the climate change goals of the Paris Agreement.  Evolution has several gold mining interests in Queensland including Mount Carlton South of Ayr, Mount Rawdon near Bundaberg and Ernest Henry north of Cloncurry.  The program includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent… ...

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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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Jul 01, 2021
Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million

Anglo American has put a figure of its total tax and economic contribution in Australia at more than S4,084 million. It’s contained in a recently released report detailing the company’s tax contribution around the world. In Australia, more than $2,344.4 million was spent on ‘total procurement’ and $693.5 million paid in total taxes including $96.5… ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Olive Downs gets NAIF boost

Pembroke Resources has welcomed the investment decision by the Board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to provide a loan facility of up to $175 million with a tenor of ten years to finance the development of the Olive Downs Steelmaking Coal Complex (Olive Downs) in the Bowen Basin.  Pembroke is committed to constructing… ...

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Jun 25, 2021
New high for Queensland mining employment

New high for Queensland mining employment

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed new data showing direct mining jobs in the state have hit a record high of almost 85,000. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said this figure blew the previous record for mining jobs – of 80,594, set in the booming November 2013 quarter – out of the water. It came… ...

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Jun 17, 2021
Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Queensland bucks the trend as national population growth rate stagnates

Australia’s annual population growth had fallen to its slowest rate since 1916 said Housing Industry Association Chief Economist Tim Reardon. New ABS data shows the estimated resident population in all states and territories. This is the compilation of the natural rate of population growth, overseas migration and interstate migration. Australia’s population growth rate had averaged… ...

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Jun 17, 2021
On the front foot recruiting for engineers

On the front foot recruiting for engineers

Queensland’s resources sector is on the hunt for at least 50 Gen Z students to register their interest in studying mining engineering as part of a campaign to address a chronic skills shortage. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has launched a statewide digital campaign to encourage young Queenslanders in high school or first-year university to choose mining engineering&nbs...

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