Improving access to education and boosting the quality and variety of skills of the mining workforce is essential to generating greater productivity and increased national prosperity from Australia’s minerals sector.
Queensland coal exports contributed AUS$36.3 billion – an increase of AUS$5 billion or 16% over the previous 12 months.
Macfarlane said the resources sector contributed AUS$6.3 billion to the gross regional product in the Flynn electorate, which includes the energy powerhouse of Gladstone.
This approval follows more than 18 months of consultation with the Department, and the independent evaluation and endorsement of the plan by CSIRO and Geoscience Australia.
The project must now meet further stringent conditions of approval from the Commonwealth before it can begin producing coal.
CSIRO and Geoscience Australia’s recent assessment of the Carmichael project clears the way for the Queensland Government to finalise the remaining approvals.
The groundwater management plan approval is another milestone in the Carmichael coal project’s almost nine year approval process.
Strong global demand for Queensland’s high quality resources has enabled the industry to get on with creating jobs.
Julien Vincent and Elana Sulakshana from Unfriend Coal Campaign discuss the insurance campaign against the Adani Carmichael coal mine.
Currently, there are more than 1300 vacancies advertised in resources, mining and energy across Queensland with more vacancies on the horizon.