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.
The 11% increase on the same month last year highlights the increasing demand from world markets for Queensland’s coal.
“The industry is working on measures for a safety reset to refocus on safety in light of the recent tragedies,” says Queensland Resources Council.
The agreement is set to ensure a greater commitment to jobs and investments into the region’s economy.
The QRC and the resources sector embraces renewable energy, not only as a supplier of electricity for operations, but as a market for the coal and metals mined.
Resource exports delivered over AUS$65 billion of the AUS$85.2 billion total exports of Queensland goods in the 12 months to the end of April 2019.
The QRC will now ask its member companies to consider the offer along with their request for the resources industry to contribute AUS$70 million to a Regional Infrastructure Fund over three years.
According to the QRC, there is no point to a trade mission to any of Queensland’s valued trading markets while there is uncertainty that new taxes will be imposed on resources.
US coal exports to Japan were at five year highs, and a royalty hike could make US coal more attractive than Queensland coal in the Japanese market.