The Queensland State Parliament’s Education, Employment and Small Business Committee will visit an underground mine in the coal mining town of Moranbah and hold a public hearing there today.
Year 11 and 12 students have worked with BMA Saraji coal mine apprentices and tradies at the BMA Trade Camp at Dysart High School, to experience what it is like to be a tradesperson for a week.
Aurizon’s revised maintenance plan has been dubbed ‘Cyclone Aurizon’ because of the havoc it will create for the industry and the Queensland economy.
“The Palaszczuk Government understands the need to responsibly explore highly prospective land and produce our resources – whether it is metallurgical or thermal coal, gas or metals – for the benefit of all Queenslanders,” says QRC.
A visit to the Middlemount South coal mine helped Indigenous students to understand the significance of cultural heritage surveys, and provided an insight into career pathways they can follow after leaving school.
“Despite the predictions of green activists, the value of thermal coal exports surged 18%, while the worth of LNG exports lifted 15%,” says Queensland Resources Council.