The Queensland Resources Council has applauded QCoal’s Indigenous participation rates at the company’s Byerwen coal mine in Central Queensland, Australia.
QRC Chief Executive has welcomed the news that the state’s trades and skilled mining job advertisements rose by 5% in the March 2020 quarter.
The Queensland Resources Council has recently told a state parliamentary committee that the state’s investment profile in resources would slip even further unless the government committed to keeping royalties at current levels for the next 10 years.
The Queensland Resources Council recently appeared before the committee reviewing the ‘Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020’ and urged it to recommend the state government clarify aspects of the legislation.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the decision of new Treasurer to provide regulatory certainty for rail and port infrastructure so critical for the coal industry’s economic contribution.
The Australian government’s approval of the Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine project near Moranbah in central Queensland will create more than 1000 new jobs in the region.
The Queensland Resources Council has raised concerns that proposed industrial manslaughter laws will have the reverse outcome of decreasing the safety culture in the mining industry.
The Queensland government’s North Queensland Regional Plan has reinforced a strong future for the resources sector.
The QCoal Foundation is making a real difference with its ongoing support of regional communities by providing funding for Queensland students willing to study and work in the regions.
“40% of surveyed CEOs are currently investing in the research and development of low emission technologies from carbon capture and storage to energy efficiency projects,” says QRC.