A mining communities advocate has lashed out at the Queensland government, claiming a lack of support will see regional mining centres turn into “ghost towns” as workers leave to secure FIFO jobs.
Queensland coal miner Carabella Resources on Thursday received an unsolicited bid from a privately owned Chinese based coal company.
A new coal mine in Central Queensland will create more than 100 local jobs as Carabella Resources pushes ahead with plans to go from explorer to producer.
Thiess have won an additional $550 million contract at the Lake Vermont Coal mine,near Dysart in Central Queensland.
Leighton Contractors has won a three-year, $249 million contract at the Isaac Plains open-cut coal mine near Moranbah.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt will visit Abbot Point coal terminal today as the decision to approve or reject its proposed expansion draws closer.
Queensland coal explorer International Coal has announced it is in discussions with Aurizon over a rail access deal for its Consuelo project in the Bowen Basin.
If new projects aren’t given the go ahead Queensland’s FIFO and DIDO workforce will drop about 4000 positions by 2015, new state government population data suggests.
The CMFEU have called on Glencore to retain the current workforce at Collinsville mine amid speculation the miner is planning on bussing in workers from other towns.
Two major billboards demanding an end to the use of 100% FIFO workforces in the Bowen Basin have been erected on highways around Mackay.
More than 600 Bowen locals rallied in support of the Abbot Point coal expansion last night, urging the Federal Government to back the project.
Anglo American is calling for voluntary redundancies across its Grasstree operations in central Queensland.
The effects of the mining investment slowdown are trickling through southeast Queensland, with many Toowoomba businesses slashing jobs.
Rental prices in the Surat and Bowen basins have marginally decreased in some towns but are still higher than market price.
A downturn in the mining sector is flowing through to the industry’s service sector with projects being shelved or scrapped, and austerity measures in full swing.
Tremors were recorded west of Mackay in north Queensland around 4:30pm yesterday near the Hail Creek Mine in the Bowen Basin.
GlencoreXstrata has announced that a cut back in production will see 450 people from Newlands and Oaky Creek mines lose their jobs by the end of 2013.
Poor conditions in the coal industry continue to hamper mining developments as North Queensland Bulk Ports delay their Dudgeon Point Coal Terminal project.
After four years Perth based explorer Liberty has been granted a coal exploration licence in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
Queensland’s coal sector troubles has today once again reared its ugly head with Anglo American announcing its Aquila coal mine will go into care and maintenance mode from July 30.