India’s Adani has chosen Townsville and Rockhampton as the Queensland cities to host the fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) hubs for the proposed Carmichael coal operation in the Galilee Basin.
The AMWU has said 25 jobs have been shed at Joy Global’s Parkhurst, Rockhampton plant.
Rockhampton Council wants a piece of the mining boom pie, telling resource companies it is open and willing for business.
The executive director of The Australian Institute Richard Denniss recently called on Queensland Premier Campbell Newman to invest in Rockhampton’s manufacturing and agriculture sectors instead of mining for a brighter economic outlook.
The Mining Women Support Group have been meeting in Yeppoon every week for 12 months, with members saying the friendships formed will last a lifetime.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released data saying the mining sector’s prospects look positive despite a 2 per cent drop in employment.
A conference will he held in Rockhampton next week to discuss the issues surrounding FIFO workers in Central Queensland.
CQ Transport, Trades and Mining Expo gets underway in Rockhampton today with over 400 companies promoting their businesses and products.
Widespread flooding in Queensland has created a major problem for the state’s mining industry.
An explosives company is set to battle residents in Central Queensland as it fights to overturn the council’s rejection of a $10 million development proposal.