Whitehaven Coal has reached a milestone in the proposed development of the Winchester South metallurgical coal site, with the Queensland Government declaring it a coordinated project.
The launch of a new statement on how to harness Australia’s potential in the resources industry could mark an important shift for mining.
The Queensland Resources Council has proposed that the Federal Government use tax revenue generated from higher coal prices to establish a $491 million Maroon Fund for Queensland community projects.
Queensland’s coal exports totalled at record-breaking 223 million tonnes in 2018, surpassing the last record set in 2016 by 2 million tonnes, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said.
The QRC and CFMEU have joined forces to criticise an Australian Greens Party proposal to ban thermal coal mining in the Galilee Basin, Queensland.
Peabody Australia’s former Wilkie Creek coal mine has been transitioned to post-rehabilitation land uses, during which the company employed 100 per cent of its workforce from the local community of Surat Basin in Queensland.
Glencore has announced a restructure of the Hail Creek coal mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland that will see 430 jobs at the operation slashed.
The Queensland Government, together with METS Ignited, is funding a series of programs to help regional METS businesses showcase their products or services.
Queensland saw a 22 per cent boost in exploration spending for minerals and petroleum over the last 12 months, totalling $442.1 million. This is an $80 million climb compared to 2016–2017.
The mining sector has responded to the recent change in Australia’s leadership, which sees Scott Morrison’s appointment as Prime Minister.
One new job was created every hour in Queensland’s resources sector last month. This amounted to an additional 4400 jobs, with more than 1400 vacancies still advertised online.
Mining, resources and energy job advertisements have led the chart on the jobs portal SEEK, with Queensland advancing on a growth rate of 91 per cent year on year.
Bengal Coal has secured a mining lease for the Dysart East coal project in the Bowen Basin of Queensland until 2039.
Leading miners Glencore and Rio Tinto have sent job seekers in Queensland’s mining industry into a frenzy over the past week.
Arrow Energy plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast gas shortage.
Australia’s mining industry has supported the federal government’s plan to replace the 457 Visa program with a new temporary worker immigration scheme.
More jobs are returning to Australia’s coal industry. Queensland’s coal sector in the Bowen Basin is the beneficiary on this occasion, with the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) offering hundreds of jobs in the region for the Peak Downs and Saraji mines.
The CFMEU mining and energy division has called on new Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane to provide further financial support to victims of black lung.
Former QLD MP Ian Macfarlane has been appointed the new chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), taking over from Michael Roche.
Following the appointment of a new Prime Minister, Australia is also welcoming a new Federal Resources Minister.