Re-born copper mine gains red tape reduction

Capricorn Copper Mine

A revived copper mine has gained special status to cut red tape and create hundreds of jobs in north-west Queensland. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham has granted prescribed project status to the $152 million project to refurbish and re-open Capricorn Copper Mine, 125km north of … [Read more...]

Jobs Flow Soon – NQ Mega-Projects

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A pipeline of more than 1000 North Queensland jobs will be flowing by the fourth quarter of this year according to the State Government. They say the work will come from the $167 million Ravenswood Mine expansion and the $250 million North Queensland Stadium. State Development Minister Anthony … [Read more...]

A Dire Prediction

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An angry Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says the North Queensland Prawn industry is in trouble as he predicts the South East’s White Spot Virus to head this way. With the confirmation that the disease is now in the wild, in the South East’s Moreton Bay, Mr Katter says he doesn’t believe it … [Read more...]

Outback Unemployment Spirals

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With all Outback Queensland’s youth unemployment rate now topping an unprecedented 36.6% (up 8.2% in the past year), Shadow Employment Minister Jarrod Bleijie has been quick to slam the Government’s extension to its youth employment scheme. Shadow Employment Spokesman Jarrod Bleijie says the … [Read more...]