The Queensland Government has reached an agreement with major resources companies in the state to create a $100 million Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF).
The Queensland Government will investigate what caused an underground explosion at Anglo American’s Grosvenor coal mine in central Queensland last week.
BHP has announced it will allocate $7.6 million from its recently created Vital Resources Fund to support the establishment of COVID19 testing centres in Queensland as part of a new partnership with local health care providers.
A BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) employee who tested positive for coronavirus has been cleared of the illness after a follow-up test proved to be negative.
Queensland’s resources sector has contributed 80 per cent of the state’s $83.3 billion exports value in the 12 months leading to February this year, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The resources industry has declared health and safety as the first priority of the sector as it continues to implement national coronavirus protocols.
The Queensland Government is set to create a $500 million loan facility to extend the coronavirus payroll tax deferral to all companies in the state.
Queensland has been given a wake-up call after its mining investment attractiveness fell to 15th place worldwide in the latest Fraser Institute survey.
The Queensland Government has released more than 7000 square kilometres of land in the Bowen and Surat Basins for coal exploration opportunities in 2020.
Queensland Nationals MP Keith Pitt has succeeded Matt Canavan as Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.
The Australian Government is prioritising the development of the nation’s position as a global supplier of rare earths and high performance metals.
Queensland has missed out on a multi-billion dollar addition to its resources and energy industry due to bans on uranium mining, according to the Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane.
The opening of the Byerwen coal mine in North Queensland has been welcomed by the resources industry given its anticipated contribution to the state’s economy.
The Queensland Government has appointed three additional mines inspectors and another chief inspector as the resources industry grapples with recent mine-related tragedies.
The Queensland Government and resources industry will stage urgent discussions about the mining sector’s safety performance this week in light of four tragedies in the past six months.
A Golding worker has died at the Baralaba North coal mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. Operations have been suspended at the site until further notice.
Queensland has broken another export record, having earnt $70 billion over the last 12 months for the first time according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The Queensland Government has given the green light to a joint venture between Santos and Shell, and for Bridgeport Energy to start gas exploration in the Surat Basin to boost future gas supply.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and the Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors have signed an agreement to further boost resources jobs in the region.
The resources industry has welcomed the final approval of Adani’s Carmichael mine and infrastructure project.