Lung Test Crackdown

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Queensland’s 30,000 coal miners will have world-class lung function tests by the end of the year as the government moves to intorduce reform to tackle black lung disease. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says new accreditation standards for facilities and training standards for … [Read more...]

Re-born copper mine gains red tape reduction

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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...]

Golden Opportunity Brings Jobs

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A rush of jobs is on the cards for North Queensland with the go-ahead for the $167 million expansion of Resolute Mining Ltd’s mine at Ravenswood. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke says the final milestone for the expansion that will extend the life of the mine … [Read more...]

FIFO hearing confirmed for North West

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The State Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter has confirmed that the North-West Minerals Province would be a late inclusion for a public hearing into FIFO as part of the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016. Mr Katter has praised the community for highlighting the importance for … [Read more...]