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Legislation and compliance

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
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 16, 2021
Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

The state government’s cleaning house to, what it says, make life easier for miners. The Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 would clarify some administrative aspects of mining and petroleum leases said Resources Minister Scott Stewart.  The proposed amendments would clarify that any leases approved between 1989 and 2010 under the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

A peak mining body has hailed changes flagged in a review of the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act saying the gates are opening wider for more timely approvals on development. The Commonwealth Government’s timeline and progress report on major reforms to the EPBC Act provides stakeholders with clarity and certainty said Minerals Council of… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has presented its latest case for continued domestic thermal coal mining. The recently released Australian Export Thermal Coal: The Comparative Quality Advantages says it is a better product which delivers a more efficient outcome said MCA CEO Tania Constable.It’s the third and final report in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Com...

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Jun 09, 2021
New engineering head targets mine sector

New engineering head targets mine sector

Newly appointed Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) chair Andrew Seccombe has his sights set on engaging more engineers in the mining and resources industry. A registered geotechnical engineer with a strong background in the resources sector, Mr Seccombe succeeds long-standing chair Dawson Wilkie in the BPEQ leadership. Mr Seccombe is also elected chairperson… ...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… ...

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May 17, 2021
Juukan Gorge inquiry focus on Queensland

Juukan Gorge inquiry focus on Queensland

The inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge is turning its spotlight on Queensland. The inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia will be examining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage legislation in Queensland, with a public hearing by video conference on Tuesday (May 18). Representatives of the Australian Heritage Speciali...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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