Day 2 of QME kicks off

Day two of QME has begun after a massive first day.

The first day of the event saw a number of politicians and foreign dignitaries visiting, with Queensland's mining minister Andrew Cripps addressing attendees at a co-current conference in one of his first public speaking events.

Cripps stated that the focus of the newly elected Newman Government has been to reverse the decisions by the former Bligh led government, and to reinvigorate the economy, particularly through supporting the resources sector.

He explained that resources account for around 15% of the state's $40 billion in revenues, and that in its first 100 days of office had approved billions of dollars in projects.

Chile's vice minister of mining, Pablo Wagner, also visited, spruiking Chile's mining industry and its lithium resources.

The visit was part of Chile's larger promotion of the nation's resources industry at QME.


Today is the event's Pink Day, and will focus on women in the mining industry.

It is holding a number of conferences to correspond with the day, as well as a Women in Mining panel discussions, which will include advice and mentorin

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