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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 2009

Uni helps build resources sector 22 Dec 2009
CQUniversity Australia (CQU) is playing a key role in the future of the resources sector in central Queensland according to the sector’s peak...

Resources sector gives top marks to Queensland uni 18 Dec 2009
The University of Queensland (UQ) is playing a vital role in the continued success of Queensland’s resources sector according to the sector’s peak...


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Record number of female mining engineers entering workforce 15 Dec 2009
Queensland women are making their mark in the field of mining engineering with a record number graduating from the University of Queensland (UQ) this...

Opportunity lost in coal rail sale plan 8 Dec 2009
The peak representative body for Queensland’s resource sector industries has labelled the state government’s model for privatisation of QR’s coal...

Queensland leadership recognised in CCS funding 8 Dec 2009
Queensland has taken an international lead in the commercialisation of low-emission electricity production with today’s announcement that two carbon...

Climate policy demands focus on effectiveness 2 Dec 2009
The peak representative body for Queensland’s $50 billion a year minerals and energy sector has urged Federal politicians to get ‘back to basics’...


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Moranbah students make history 2 Dec 2009
Students from Moranbah State High School have made history by becoming the first graduates from a new national course aimed to ensure sufficient...


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Living icon recognised for services to resources sector 25 Nov 2009
The 89-year-old founder of one of Queensland’s largest privately-owned companies has been recognised for his services to the state’s resources...

Industry applauds world first UQ appointment 19 Nov 2009
In a world first, the University of Queensland (UQ) Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) has established a professorial position to enhance...

New environmental resources welcome 18 Nov 2009
The peak representative body for minerals and energy companies in Queensland has welcomed the state government’s announcement of additional officers...

Web broaches tyranny of distance for remote teachers 17 Nov 2009
Teachers living in Queensland’s regional and remote areas now have access to high quality professional development via interactive on-line seminars...

Balanced policy on gas supply 14 Nov 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has congratulated the state government on adopting a balanced domestic gas supply policy aimed at meeting the needs...

More accolades for Queensland mine manager 13 Nov 2009
Cement Australia’s East End Mine Manager Sandra Collins has received more accolades for her services to the mining industry. Ms Collins’...

Brisbane girl recognised in state awards 11 Nov 2009
Emily Treacy, a year 12 student at Aviation High in the Brisbane suburb of Clayfield has been recognised in the Queensland Government’s Our Women Our...

Mount Isa girl recognised in state awards 11 Nov 2009
Spinifex State College Grade 12 student Taelah Nardoo has been recognised in the Queensland Government’s Our Women Our State Awards. Taelah was...

Nanango girl recognised in state awards 11 Nov 2009
Nanango State High grade 8 student Roxanne Guerin has been recognised for her efforts to interest other students in science subjects. Roxanne was...

Queensland geologist recognised in awards 11 Nov 2009
Queensland geologist and AusIMM Director Alison Keogh has been recognised in the Queensland Government’s Our Women Our State Awards. Alison, the...

After the Cup – the value punt 4 Nov 2009
Punters looking to extend their good run or recover from a Melbourne Cup bath should look no further than investing in Queensland’s minerals and...

GAP rail project re-commitment 23 Oct 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the Premier’s re-commitment to construction of the Goonyella-Abbot Point (GAP) coal rail project in...

Scholarships to advance coal mine environmental innovation 22 Oct 2009
Postgraduate students are being supported through scholarships as they develop innovative solutions to help Queensland's coal mines achieve their...

Comfort in global recovery signs 18 Oct 2009
Queensland minerals and energy sector leaders are taking some comfort from signs of recovery in the global economy, according to the latest CEO...

Regional Queensland’s unfair ETS burden 5 Oct 2009
Mining communities in regional Queensland are being told they must sacrifice their job security in the interests of shielding other industries and...

$40,000 incentives to tackle skills shortages 29 Sep 2009
Scholarships worth up to $40,000 are on offer to tackle resources-sector skills shortages, which still persist despite the current economic...

Campaign for fairer emissions scheme welcomed 28 Sep 2009
The peak body for the resources sector in Queensland has welcomed a push for fairer treatment of the coal mining industry under the federal...

QRC welcomes LNG blueprint 17 Sep 2009
The peak industry body for the minerals and energy sector in Queensland has welcomed the release of the state government’s Blueprint for Queensland’s...

Exploration down: another cue for tax incentives 10 Sep 2009
A substantial decline in Queensland mineral exploration in the first half of 2009 has reinforced the need for federal government incentives such as a...

Funding important milestone for clean energy 1 Sep 2009
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says a successful application by the Queensland Government for Commonwealth funding of key low-emission coal...

Breaking energy impasse worthy national effort 26 Aug 2009
MOUNT ISA: Removing the energy security shackles from mineral exploration and development in North West Queensland is a national interest priority,...

ClimateSmart recognises role of coal in low-emissions energy 20 Aug 2009
The peak industry body for the minerals and energy sector in Queensland, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says the Queensland Government’s new...

Next step for ‘next big thing’ welcomed 18 Aug 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed news that a proposed liquefied natural gas project for Queensland has taken another step...

CEOs think-tank on safety 11 Aug 2009
Chief executives from more than 20 of the state’s largest minerals and energy companies are gathering in Brisbane tomorrow (Thursday 13 August) for...

Queensland winning more CCS interest 28 Jul 2009
Increasing global interest in Queensland’s ability to host a new generation of low-emissions coal-fired power stations has been confirmed with the...

Industry and University tackle skills shortages 27 Jul 2009
The Queensland minerals and energy sector’s continuing need for skilled employees has been given top priority by CQUniversity and the Queensland...

Video portrait of low-emissions future 21 Jul 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has launched an 8-minute video providing an overview of a ‘low-emission future’ at the Queensland Resources Expo...

G8 endorsement sets stage for Rockhampton conference 10 Jul 2009
The endorsement of Australia’s Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute by world leaders at the G8 meeting in Italy has set the stage for an...

Markets, CPRS biggest sector worries 7 Jul 2009
Queensland minerals and energy sector leaders have ranked uncertainty surrounding global markets just ahead of domestic climate change policies as...

Yabulu sale confidence boost 3 Jul 2009
Today’s announcement of the proposed sale of BHP Billiton’s Yabulu (Townsville) nickel refinery as a going concern would be a significant boost in...

Encouraging signs in 09-10 budget 17 Jun 2009
Queensland’s $40 billion a year resource sector industries would take heart from commitments in the 2009-10 state budget announced today by...

Efficiency, alignment key to asset sales 2 Jun 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed today announcement by the Premier of a staged program of asset sales covering the supply chain for...

Surat DME office welcomed 28 May 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the opening of a Surat Basin field office for Mines and Energy in Roma, noting the appointment of two...

Advantages in managed asset sale program 25 May 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has lent its support to a ‘careful and managed’ asset sales program to maintain the momentum of the state...

Queensland mining jobs wiped out under CPRS 22 May 2009
Queensland will be the state hardest hit by the Australian Government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme with 11,440 direct jobs lost in...

An opportunity budget, says QRC 11 May 2009
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive, Michael Roche, says his members are looking to the federal government to lock on to the job-creating...

Jobs for Queensland in tax proposal 7 May 2009
The Queensland Resources Council says Queensland would be a big winner in jobs and new investment with the federal government’s adoption of a flow...

Quarterly resources snapshot launched 27 Apr 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has launched its first quarterly report of key data charting the performance of the state’s minerals and energy...

Report highlights sector’s Earth Hour credentials 27 Mar 2009
A showcase of resource sector energy saving measures that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by millions of tonnes annually has been released on...

ALP/LNP earn credits for resource policies 19 Mar 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has given the ALP and LNP ‘credit’ scores for their responses to its 2009 election policy agenda, paving the way for...

Science education, TAFE campaign focus welcomed 15 Mar 2009
The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has welcomed a science education focus in the ALP’s election policy launch...

Alarm bells in exploration downturn 11 Mar 2009
The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy sector is urging federal and state governments to respond decisively to a...

QRC welcomes bi-partisan commitments on taxes and royalties 11 Mar 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed reported commitments from both the ALP and LNP that the next Queensland Government would not increase...

Parties go missing as Botswana tops Queensland in global survey 9 Mar 2009
Botswana’s overtaking of Queensland as a preferred destination for new mining investment was a stark reminder of the lack of state election focus on...

Bright resources future for Moranbah school girls 6 Mar 2009
Moranbah State High School student Elizabeth Bridgeman’s passion for the minerals and energy industry has been recognised with the presentation of a...

Groundbreaking woman recognised for resource sector achievements 6 Mar 2009
A Gladstone woman who had to fight legislation that prevented women from working in underground mines has been recognised for her significant...

Julie lights way for women in resources 6 Mar 2009
Julie Griffin, the electrical maintenance planner at BMA’s Crinum Mine in Central Queensland has lit a new path for women in the resources...

Michelle smooths path for females in mining industry 6 Mar 2009
The first ever female haul truck driver at the Coppabella Coal Mine in central Queensland mine has been recognised for her contribution to the...

Mine recognised for boosting female numbers 6 Mar 2009
A central Queensland mine has been recognised for its efforts to boost the number of female employees in the traditionally male-dominated resources...

Tick for North West communities’ package 6 Mar 2009
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed today’s election commitment by Premier Anna Bligh of $22 million in funding for community...

Cost squeeze demands action 2 Mar 2009
The latest round of coal industry job losses in Queensland was a clarion call to the next state government to demonstrate how it can reduce the cost...

Industry needs certainty against GFC tide 23 Feb 2009
The peak representative body for Queensland’s $48 billion a year resources sector has urged the next state government to exercise its political...

Economic outlook reminder of resources strength 20 Feb 2009
The resource sector’s capacity to drive the Queensland economy through the global economic slowdown has been highlighted in Treasurer Andrew Fraser’s...

Win-win in gas policy 18 Feb 2009
Queensland’s peak minerals and energy sector body has welcomed the state government’s proposed resolution of overlapping land tenures for coal seam...

Push still on for future engineers 17 Feb 2009
Despite gloomy headlines of late, employment in the resources sector remains at near-historic high levels and underlying skills shortages persist as...

Blueprint for recovery delivered 6 Feb 2009
A blueprint for Queensland’s accelerated recovery from the global economic downturn has been delivered to the next state government in the form of a...

Job summit opportunies from adversity 31 Jan 2009
The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has urged a refocusing of the state’s skills training agenda to help reduce...

Timely confidence boost for resources communities 22 Jan 2009
MORANBAH: The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the first round of funding under the Sustainable Resource Communities Agreement,...

Sad day for Queensland as GFC bites harder 21 Jan 2009
The loss of another 1400 jobs from Queensland’s resources sector has driven home the harsh reality of the global financial crisis, Queensland...

Resource diversity helps insulate Queensland economy 19 Jan 2009
The size and diversity of Queensland’s resources sector would continue to provide valuable insulation for Australia’s exposure to global recession,...

Different rules for farmers and miners confirmed 13 Jan 2009
The Queensland Resources Council has confirmed a claim by rural lobby group Agforce that mining companies are treated differently from most farmers...

Search on for Queensland’s most resourceful women 8 Jan 2009
The search is on again for Queensland’s most resourceful women. Entries are now open for the 2009 Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Resources...

More female faces on Queensland mine sites 7 Jan 2009
More women are choosing careers in Queensland’s minerals and energy sectors according to a new report by the Queensland Resources Council...

Prestigious scholarship for Bundamba student
Bundamba Secondary College student Alexander Green is all set for a successful career in the resources sector after being awarded a scholarship worth...

Election exploring where it counts 16 Aug 2010
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is urging bi-partisan political support to unearth the next generation of major Australian resource...