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Queensland Resources Council
Economic Contribution

Since opening this page, the Queensland resources sector has generated the following contribution to the state's economy

$2,460

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Media releases 2008

Tens of millions lost to CQ floods 21 Jan 2008
The damage bill from floods and wet weather in central Queensland's Bowen Basin appears certain to cost the export coal industry and the state's...

Bowen Basin lost production costs mount 23 Jan 2008
Heavy rain and record floods across central Queensland's Bowen Basin are now expected to translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in lost coal...

NW power proposal good for Queensland 25 Jan 2008
The global competitiveness of mining and minerals processing industries in North West Queensland has been given a boost with the announcement today...

Leadership call in pre-budget submission 30 Jan 2008
Queensland's minerals and energy sector is maintaining its push for federal leadership in key areas essential to the long-term success of the...

Australia taking up low-emission challenge 25 Feb 2008
Australian black coal industry and government commitments to the demonstration of low-emission electricity generation technology were presenting...

SUPPORT FOR FOUR-YEAR PARLIAMENTARY TERMS 28 Feb 2008
The peak representative body for Queensland minerals and energy sector companies has lent its support to Premier Anna Bligh's proposal for fixed,...

Resources sector urges sweeping policy overhaul 3 Mar 2008
Queensland's resources sector has urged a sweeping overhaul of state government policies to capitalise on the 'supercycle' of global demand for...

COAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN WELCOMED BY RESOURCES COUNCIL 4 Mar 2008
Queensland resources sector’s peak industry body has welcomed the state government’s foresight in publishing a comprehensive plan of current and...

Melanie an inspiration to women in mining 7 Mar 2008
A young female senior engineer who has been an inspiration to other women working in the resources sector is this year’s winner of the Queensland...

Resources sector supports Earth Hour 12 Mar 2008
Queensland’s minerals and energy sector will be turning off its lights in support of WWF-Australia’s Earth Hour event. The Queensland Resources...

QRC applauds giant step towards zero emissions power 19 Mar 2008
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed today's announcement by Premier Anna Bligh of progress towards large-scale low-emission electricity...

Resources sector leads way in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction 27 Mar 2008
The Queensland minerals and energy sector's embrace of Saturday’s Earth Hour event is more than a symbolic gesture, according to peak...

Local leadership in global challenge 30 Mar 2008
The go-ahead for construction of the world’s first ‘oxyfuel’ power plant at Callide Power Station in central Queensland has reinforced Australia’s...

LEAST COST PATH URGED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY 29 Apr 2008
Queensland's resource sector industries have submitted a six-point checklist to the federal government's Garnaut Climate Change Review. It is...

Budget bonanza opportunity to lock in growth 8 May 2008
A potential doubling of mineral royalties in 2008-09 is presenting the state government with a unique opportunity to lock in continuing resources...

Budget must lay long-term foundations 12 May 2008
Minerals and energy sector companies in Queensland will look to tomorrow night's Federal Budget to lay the foundations for long-term economic...

Welcome balance in Federal Budget 14 May 2008
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the Rudd Government's Budget commitment to investing returns from a booming minerals and energy sector...

Environmental standards transition welcomed 16 May 2008
Legislation standardising environmental protection conditions across mining operations in Queensland has been welcomed by the industry's peak...

Flannery wrong on coal climate response 27 May 2008
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche today expressed his 'utter dismay' at claims by palaeontologist Dr Tim Flannery that the...

Government 'smash and grab' raid on state's mainstay 2 Jun 2008
The Queensland Treasurer's pre-budget 43 per cent hike in coal royalties is a 'smash and grab' raid for short-term cash at the expense of long-term...

EMBARGOED 0600: 3 June 2008 2 Jun 2008
What a difference a day makes Queensland's minerals and energy sector companies will be looking to today's budget to provide more details...

Resources sector paying Queensland's bills 3 Jun 2008
Queensland's resources sector is forecast to pump an unprecedented $3.64 billion into state government coffers in 2008-09, according to data released...

Few signs of coal communities boost from 'super tax' 3 Jun 2008
A mooted boost in government assistance to Queensland's coal mining communities failed to materialise during today's presentation of the 2008-09...

Budget safety levy challenges independence 16 Jun 2008
The state government's budget announcement of a new annual tax on mining companies of $800 per employee to fund the Queensland Mining Inspectorate...

Safety review raises more questions 17 Jun 2008
Ombudsman Mr David Bevan's self-initiated review of the Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) has raised serious questions over the state government's...

Coal industry wins consultation commitment 20 Jun 2008
Queensland coal industry leaders have received assurances from Treasurer Andrew Fraser that the government will more closely examine the sector-wide...

Boost for infrastructure outlook 23 Jun 2008
Queensland’s peak representative body for minerals and energy companies has welcomed the appointment of Mr Michael Deegan as Coordinator for...

Uranium: Opportunity Awaits 1 Jul 2008
The Queensland Resources Council has issued a Resource Report on uranium in Queensland, incorporating findings from the latest independent...

Uranium policy gulf threatens climate credibility 3 Jul 2008
The gulf between the Queensland and Federal Governments over uranium mining was in danger of threatening Australia’s credibility as a climate change...

Garnaut review sets action stage 4 Jul 2008
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed Professor Ross Garnaut’s strong endorsement of a concerted research, development and commercialisation...

Investment in low emission technologies out in the cold 17 Jul 2008
The federal government’s Green paper on Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme leaves the acceleration of investment in low emission technologies out in the cold. The Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, Michael Roche says this represents a huge gap in the paper. ‘A key...

Central region short changed and without a plan 21 Jul 2008
Regional communities in Central Queensland that are supporting the mining super cycle have been short-changed in the recent state budget, and...

Scholarship encourages female engineering students 25 Jul 2008
An $8000 scholarship aimed at encouraging women to complete engineering degrees has been awarded to University of Queensland Student Rachel...

Fewer stunts, more work the real climate message 28 Jul 2008
The widening gulf between ‘fundraising stunts’ and ‘the plain hard work’ needed to address global climate and energy demand was in evidence today at...

Indigenous employment boost 4 Aug 2008
The Federal Government’s expanded commitment to improving resource sector employment opportunities for indigenous Australians would be welcomed...

Asciano contract should shake up QR business structure 6 Aug 2008
The Queensland Resources Council says Asciano’s entry into the Queensland coal haulage market should make Queensland Rail look again at its business...

Mining women meet in Townsville 12 Aug 2008
Women working in the minerals and energy sector will have a rare chance to catch up in Townsville next week amid an influx of about 700 visitors for...

Breaking new ground in mine health and safety 12 Aug 2008
Close to 700 mining industry personnel will be on a mission to break new ground for the health and safety of mine workers when they pour into...

Record numbers gather for safety conference 17 Aug 2008
The Mayor Townsville Councillor Les Tyrrell tonight welcomed a record 670 delegates to the annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety...

Blackberries a health hazard safety conference told 18 Aug 2008
A mining health and safety conference in Townsville has been told Blackberries and mobile phones can be detrimental to well being. Click below for...

Inventive miners make mine safer while reducing carbon emissions 19 Aug 2008
An innovation that makes a mine site safer while reducing carbon emissions has taken out the prestigious Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Awards...

Star wars is coming to mining 19 Aug 2008
‘Star wars’ technology being taken up by the mining industry will have implications for both efficiency and safety the 20th annual Queensland Mining...

Oil shale decision a blow for Queensland 23 Aug 2008
The state government’s declaration of a 20-year moratorium over the development of the McFarlane oil shale deposit would further erode Queensland’s...

Promise of stronger resource communities 31 Aug 2008
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed today’s state government announcement of a new three-year $100 million funding package to strengthen...

Resources policy hijacked 1 Sep 2008
The Queensland Resources Council says the Queensland Government seems to have allowed resources sector policy to be hijacked by sectional interests...

Another accolade for QRC award winner 5 Sep 2008
QRC’s Resources Award for Women Winner Melanie Gordon has picked up another prestigious accolade. Melanie, senior engineer with BMA, won the...

Mining partnership a winner for central Queensland school 8 Sep 2008
A central Queensland school that has partnered with the mining industry to improve job prospects for its students has won a prestigious Showcase...

Resources underpin Toward Q2 vision 8 Sep 2008
Congratulating Premier Anna Bligh on her 2020 vision statement (Toward Q2) released today, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive...

Queensland triple-play in low-emission future 9 Sep 2008
Queensland’s reputation as a global centre for low-emission power technology development has been confirmed with today’s announcement of the state’s...

Global leadership confirmed by CCS Institute 19 Sep 2008
The Queensland coal industry’s pioneering support for the development of low-emission power generation technologies had positioned the state as the...

Throughput acid test for ports overhaul 24 Sep 2008
The peak representative body for Queensland resource sector companies has reacted cautiously to an overhaul of the state’s port authorities announced...

Resources sector welcomes dialogue with farmers 10 Oct 2008
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed initiatives of the Queensland Government to reduce friction between resource and farming interests in...

Nation building energy grid proposed 21 Oct 2008
The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has proposed the interconnection of North West Queensland and the Northern...

Coal’s bright future through technology 31 Oct 2008
The Queensland Resources Council says predictions of the export coal industry’s demise under a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) are...

Windfall opportunity for Bowen Basin, Queensland 10 Nov 2008
MACKAY: Queensland’s peak resource sector body says state and federal governments should be moving to re-invest windfall taxes and royalties in the...

Queensland shines in global launch 12 Nov 2008
Queensland’s profile as a centre for excellence in combating climate change has been acknowledged in the launch of a new interactive website designed...

Oxyfuel launch congratulations 14 Nov 2008
BILOELA: Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche has congratulated the industry and government partnership behind today’s launch...

Sustainable mining & energy a UQ priority 27 Nov 2008
The University of Queensland (UQ) is bolstering research and education to boost the number and quality of graduates available to the minerals and...

Honours for resources sector leaders 27 Nov 2008
Two Queensland resources sector leaders were honoured today before a crowd of 900 at the Queensland Resources Council's annual lunch. Life...

New leader for Queensland resources sector 27 Nov 2008
The Queensland Resources Council, the state’s peak industry body for the resources sector, has a new president. She is Nicole Hollows, Chief...

QRC report highlights essential emission trading improvements 4 Dec 2008
A report commissioned by Queensland’s peak industry body for the resources sector – the Queensland Resources Council – has recommended a more...

Resources to the rescue against volatile outlook 9 Dec 2008
The Queensland Government’s mid-year fiscal and economic review released today has reaffirmed the importance of confidence in the long-term future of...

Cautious ETS approach welcomed 15 Dec 2008
The peak representative body for Queensland’s $48 billion resources sector has welcomed the federal government’s cautious approach to implementation...

Riding out the commodities storm a national priority 18 Dec 2008
In the face of a sudden and unprecedented downturn in demand for a number of Queensland’s mineral commodities, the sector’s peak representative body...

Best safety performance on record to spur industry 21 Dec 2008
The Queensland mining industry’s best safety performance on record would act as a catalyst for further improvement, Queensland Resources Council...