The QRC has said that a long shadow has been cast over the fellow mining communities of Oakey and Toowoomba by the drawn-out saga over approvals for the New Hope Stage Three expansion.
QRC has stated that Parliament should show its support for resources jobs by voting down the Greens’ Mineral Resources Amendment Bill 2018, which would outlaw mining in the Galilee Basin.
“It’s disappointing to see any business give in to bullying tactics from activists, many of who are acting illegally to disrupt lives and businesses,” says QRC.
QRC said the safety reset was an agreed approach between the Queensland government, industry and unions following fatalities at mines and quarries over the last 12 months.
The QRC is urging the federal government to extend the laws to cover mining-related businesses and infrastructure
Mentoring them in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy activity were experts in the field from New Hope’s New Acland opencast coal mine.
Resources technology and resources jobs go hand in hand, and can secure Queensland’s place as a resources superpower that supplies the world with energy, steel and critical minerals.
The safety reset is to remind all workers about the dangers and potential fatal risks of working in the resource industry.
QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the figures in the latest State of the Sector report reinforce the importance of the resources industry.
The Queensland’s trend unemployment rate increased by 0.1% to 6.3%, but the resources sector is offering hundreds of opportunities across the State.