Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is mulling over quarantining overseas travellers returning to the state at mining camps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the state.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has forecast a 60 per cent reduction in fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers at the state’s resources projects this week due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The Queensland Government anticipates that lower coal royalties will send a considerable blow to its 2020-21 state budget, with a $4 billion cut expected over the next four years.
Queensland mines minister Anthony Lynham has informed state parliament that he will be stepping down from his role this year.
Queensland has prepared for the possibility of border closures for months, and it is not allowing the entry of workers except in special circumstances.
The Western Australian Government’s $5.5 billion recovery plan will support minerals exploration to increase mining activity across the state.
Glencore is opening new career opportunities across regional communities, with the major mining company set to launch its 2021 apprenticeship program.
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.