Strong demand for skills in the Bowen Basin would create new opportunities and jobs for workers from the Hail Creek mine.
Strong demand for coal, bauxite, copper and zinc and other commodities form the building blocks of Australia’s modern societies.
The Palaszczuk Government has announced amendments to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017, reducing the regulated limit for respirable dust at coal mines.
Australian Future Energy says the proposed project will use low quality coal to produce ammonia product and importantly, it will deliver up to 8 PJ of gas to the domestic market.
15 students will take part in the BMA Make It Now in Engineering (MINE) Challenge at the Saraji coal mine, run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy.
Ian Macfarlane, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive, has said that the resources sector is helping to cut the state’s unemployment rate, despite it rising by 0.1% to 6.3%.
Since the 2015 State election, coal exports have increased by AUS$15.2 billion to AUS$33.5 billion and commodities such as LNG, alumina and semi-soft metallurgical coal have increased by AUS$15.1 billion - 21.4 billion over the same period.
The addition of CleanCo will be another step in making Queensland the energy superpower of Australia, says QRC.
“In recent times, we’ve seen him make several visits to some of our resources heartlands in Central and North Queensland. And we know he’s a fan of the coal industry, which he proved on the floor of Parliament.”
Queensland is the ideal case study on how to deliver power affordability, reliability and emissions reductions under the NEG, states QRC.