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.
Zinc producer Sun Metals Corporation is set to deliver hundreds of new roles to Queensland following state government approval of a $300 million expansion to its refinery 15km south of Townsville.
The Queensland resources sector is experiencing increased exploration spending, particularly in the coal sector, according to a report from the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC).
MacMines Austasia has received the environmental nod from the Queensland Government for its greenfield China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin.
The Queensland State Government has passed a reform bill that means mining companies working in the state will now financially contribute to rehabilitation costs for abandoned mines.
Senex has launched construction of a gas processing facility and pipeline as part of its wider Western Surat gas project in 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.
The Queensland Land Court has granted New Hope Group a conditional recommendation that the company receive a Stage 3 mining lease and associated environmental amendment applications for the New Acland coal mine.
New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have reported that the mining industry contributed 8.8 per cent of Australia’s gross value in 2017–18, a figure around 87 per cent higher than 1994–95 levels (4.7 per cent).
The Queensland Government, together with METS Ignited, is funding a series of programs to help regional METS businesses showcase their products or services.
Lithium Australia has announces that the VSPC pilot plant operated by fully-owned subsidiary Lithium Australia NL will be recommissioned tomorrow.
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.
Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash has announced funding to the tune of $1.5 million for four mining business in Mackay, Queensland.
Peabody’s North Goonyella underground coking coal mine is set to have its mine life extended to 2026.
The winners of the 2018 Queensland Mining Awards in Mackay have been announced.
Despite considerable growth in the Central Queensland region over the last two decades, Mastermyne has worked hard to maintain its foundational culture of family, mateship and support for the broader local communities in which it works.
The Queensland resources sector has welcomed 8400 new jobs over the past 12 months, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), equivalent to one job every hour.