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Feb 04, 2021
QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

QRC points to Bligh precedent in call for New Acland action

The Queensland Resources Council is calling on the State Government to provide certainty around the process required to approve an expansion of New Hope Group’s New Acland coal mine. And it has pointed to action by the previous Bligh Government to allow the Wollombi coal mine as a precedent. The QRC’s request comes after the High Court referred an appeal by the Oakey Coal Action Alliance ag...

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Oct 13, 2020
Mining holds steady in export earnings share

Mining holds steady in export earnings share

The Queensland resources industry is continuing to deliver around 80 per cent of the state’s export earnings despite disruptions to international markets and commodity prices. The latest Queensland Treasury data shows the industry delivered $56.5 billion – or 79.25 percent – of the state’s total export earnings of $71.3 billion in the 12 months to August. QRC chief executive off...

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Oct 13, 2020
Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Evolution boss quizzed over QRC election campaign row

Australia’s third biggest gold miner has pledged to maintain its membership of the Queensland Resources Council amid fallout from the group’s anti-green election campaign. The Vote Greens Last advertising campaign saw BHP and Origin Energy suspend their QRC memberships in protest. However, Evolution Mining executive chairman Jake Klein refused to be drawn on his opinion at the Diggers and...

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Aug 30, 2020
Mining industry muscles in on election campaign

Mining industry muscles in on election campaign

The Queensland Resources Council has launched an unprecedented four-week media campaign in the lead-up to the State election. The QRC says the aim is to push home the economic and job creation importance of the mining and gas industry to the State’s COVID-19 recovery. It has been pushing for a royalty freeze and action to cut the ‘red tape’ and ‘green tape’ holding u...

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Aug 06, 2020
QRC in talks over new border closures

QRC in talks over new border closures

The Queensland Resources Council says it is in discussions with the State Government about arrangements for key mine workers as border restrictions tighten. Queensland borders will close to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory from 1am this Saturday, August 8. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said visitors from those areas would be denied entry except for rare exemptions and re...

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