The Queensland Resources Council is ready to work with the Palaszczuk government on the Resources Industry Development Plan to consolidate the gains the state has made in the most recent jobs figures.
Resource exploration spending in Queensland increased by almost AUS$130 million or 23% in 2020, according to new data released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics.
A recent exploration forum in Brisbane revealed Queensland’s resources industry has grown exponentially over the past decade, and by 77% in the past 3 years.
The Queensland Resources Council will ask the State government to provide certainty around the process required to approve an expansion of New Hope Group’s New Acland coal mine.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the appointment of a dedicated Shadow Minister for Queensland Resources in Queensland Senator Murray Watt.
Queensland has recorded the highest number of coal jobs ever reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the September to November 2020 quarter.
Exploration activity across coal, petroleum, gold and copper deposits in Queensland continues to rise despite COVID and a drop in coal and petroleum prices, Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) Chair, Kim Wainwright, has said.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the Queensland Investment Corp.’s commitment to take a 9.9% stake in the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal near Mackay.
The Queensland Resources Council has praised the decision to grant the mining lease of Pembroke Resources’ Olive Downs metallurgical coal project.
The Queensland Resources Council has applauded QCoal’s Indigenous participation rates at the company’s Byerwen coal mine in Central Queensland, Australia.