Bowen Basin Collaboration to Boost Jobs


Bowen Basin mining and support companies and businesses will collaborate to find solutions to challenges facing the industry as a new program is launched in Mackay today. State Development Minister Anthony Lynham says the pilot METS Ignited Bowen Basin Cluster Program is aimed at encouraging … [Read more...]

Carmichael FIFO Hub Decision Welcomed

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The State Government has welcomed Adani Australia’s decision to pick both Townsville and Rockhampton as the cities to host fly-in fly-out (FIFO) hubs for the Carmichael Coal project in the State’s Galilee Basin. Agriculture Minister and Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne says the outcome is … [Read more...]

New FIFO Law for Regional Communities

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The State government delivered on its election commitment this week to legislate against 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces on large resource projects near regional communities. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham sys the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill … [Read more...]

Underground Coal Gasification Banned


A ban on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Queensland is now the letter of the law, following the successful passage of legislation in Parliament this week. UCG involves converting coal to a synthesized gas by burning coal underground. The syngas is processed on surface to create … [Read more...]

Stronger Workers Comp for Black Lung Sufferers


Laws that deliver stronger workers’ compensation protections for Queenslanders with black lung and associated dust diseases have been passed in state parliament. The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis) and Other Legislation Bill 2017 passed the house yesterday … [Read more...]

Blueprint for North West Minerals Province

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A State Government blueprint to drive the next wave of resource development and new industry in Queensland’s North-West Minerals Province has been released aimed at stimulating exploration investment. The blueprint has been released following this weeks’ announcement that one of the world’s … [Read more...]

Mine Rehabilitation is Achievable

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A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that site rehabilitation is achievable with Environment Minister Steven Miles today singing the praises of mining companies. “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central … [Read more...]

Katter Takes on Fight for Coal

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Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has hit back at politicans who he says are creating the collapse of economies by anti-coal mining stands. Speaking in Mackay this week Mr Katter says he is warning the CFMEU won’t lie down and let “The ALP belt the hell out of the coal industry”. “Mackay, … [Read more...]