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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 2010

New body to keep resources boom alive 9 Dec 2010
A who’s who of the resources sector is set to place Brisbane at the heart of a new era of minerals and energy exploration in Queensland. The...

Resource companies rally behind regional Queensland 30 Dec 2010
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said today concerns over the economic impact of the floods on Queensland’s biggest export...

Queensland mines working overtime in flood emergency 29 Dec 2010
Queensland mine company management and employees are working overtime to avoid any environmental harm in the face of recent torrential rains and...

More engineers to support growing minerals and energy sector in Queensland 21 Dec 2010
Queensland’s peak resources sector body has welcomed news of a record number of engineering graduates in 2010 from the University of Queensland’s...

Queensland on threshold of new gas industry 17 Dec 2010
Today’s announcement by Santos of a $16 billion agreement with KOGAS and Total puts Queensland within a hair’s breadth of a second huge LNG project...

Cooper Creek Wild River proposal extends blanket of uncertainty 15 Dec 2010
The proposed Cooper Creek Wild River Area released by the Queensland Government has thrown a huge blanket of uncertainty over minerals and petroleum...

New body to keep the resources boom alive 9 Dec 2010
A who’s who of the resources sector is set to place Brisbane at the heart of a new era of minerals and energy exploration in Queensland. The...

Queensland uranium ban ‘unfinished business’ for ALP 2 Dec 2010
A proposed debate on nuclear power at next year’s Australian Labor Party national conference would carry no authority while Labor state governments...

Second explosion heralds worst possible news 24 Nov 2010
The Pike River mine tragedy in New Zealand is a sombre reminder of why the mining industry in Queensland must never deviate from its goal of ‘zero...

How Queensland resources dollars turbocharge our economy
$707 a second. That’s how much the Queensland minerals and energy resources sector spends on goods and services from Queensland businesses; wages...

QRC elects its first regionally-based president 23 Nov 2010
The peak body for the Queensland resources sector has a new president and its first ever president based outside of Brisbane. Steve de Kruijff,...

Resources sector honours industry icon 23 Nov 2010
Queensland’s resources sector has honoured one of its greats with the QRC medal awarded to the late Ken Talbot. The son of a truck driver and self...

Wandoan decision leaves cropping land policy uncertainty 12 Nov 2010
12 November 2010 Despite today’s conditional approval by the Coordinator-General for Xstrata Coal’s proposed Wandoan Coal project, it is among $22...

Uncertainty persists over land policies 9 Nov 2010
The state government’s hard work in tackling impediments to Queensland’s new coal seam gas to LNG industry risks being overshadowed by uncertainty...

An industry is born 31 Oct 2010
The evolution of coal seam gas from mining by-product to a multi-billion dollar export industry has moved a giant step closer to realisation with...

Community Cabinet briefings highlight NW priorities 29 Oct 2010
State Cabinet and Queensland’s most senior bureaucrats will receive extensive briefings on resource sector priorities for North West Queensland...

Investment decision time for Queensland LNG 22 Oct 2010
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke’s conditional approval for the GLNG (Santos) and QCLNG (QGC) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects...

Cropping land policy needs to go back to drawing board 14 Oct 2010
Queensland’s peak resources sector body says the Queensland Government’s proposed strategic cropping land policy, where 4 percent of Queensland’s...


Daniel Gardner Mackay Scholarship 2010

$40,000 scholarships to lure more engineers and scientists in Central Queensland
Scholarships worth up to $40,000 each are being offered to encourage talented students into engineering and science disciplines. The Queensland...


Melanie Gordon

More top women in resources
More women are making it to the top of the tree in the resources sector in Queensland. The Queensland Resources Council, (QRC) the state’s peak...

Umpire recommends tighter regulatory arrangements for privatised QR 22 Sep 2010
Queensland’s $40 billion a year coal industry has welcomed the independent competition regulator’s decision to formally reject QR National’s proposed...

QRC comments on new federal ministry
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC), the peak industry body for the minerals and energy sector in Queensland, has welcomed the re-appointment of...

Industry salutes mining pioneer 24 Aug 2010
The Queensland resources sector has paid tribute to one of its pioneering leaders with the passing of visionary and mentor Sir James Foots...

Cropping land policy ‘work in progress’ 23 Aug 2010
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has responded cautiously to the state government’s release today of a ‘strategic cropping land’ policy...

Industry welcomes new land access laws 19 Aug 2010
Queensland’s resources sector has welcomed passage of new land access laws through the Queensland Parliament today. Chief Executive of the...

Water 'all clear' for Kingaroy, Kogan Creek 11 Aug 2010
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche has welcomed the scientific dismissal of water quality concerns surrounding two...

$40,000 scholarship for engineering student 2 Aug 2010
A career in engineering has already proven to be a winning choice for Rocksberg first-year student Blake Scriven. He has earned a prestigious...

Election ‘sleepers’ demand attention 27 Jul 2010
The Queensland Resources Council has called on both Labor and the Coalition to ‘start talking’ to Queenslanders about the two biggest economic...

Public confidence essential 16 Jul 2010
The Queensland Resources Council today acknowledged the prompt action by underground coal gasification (UCG) companies and the state government to...

New tax arrangements restore confidence in Queensland resources sector 2 Jul 2010
Queensland’s peak resources sector body says the scrapping of the Resource Super Profits Tax has immediately restored confidence in the state’s...

CFMEU wished best of luck 23 Jun 2010
The Queensland Resources Council has echoed calls from a mining union for the federal government to allocate a greater share of industry tax proceeds...

Tax advertising suspended 24 Jun 2010
The Queensland Resources Council has suspended a statewide advertising schedule in response to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s offer of meaningful...

Industry mourns death of mining visionary 23 Jun 2010
Queensland’s mining industry is mourning the loss of industry stalwart and visionary Ken Talbot. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources...

Queensland resource projects hammered under RSPT 23 Jun 2010
MOUNT ISA: At least $25 billion in new investment, 10,000 constructions jobs and 4,500 operational jobs have been categorised by Queensland resource...

Industry applauds appointment of leading mining woman 21 Jun 2010
Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche said he was delighted to hear that Jennifer Mackenzie, co-winner of the 2010...

Resources tax clouds North-West powerline project 18 Jun 2010
The resources sector has welcomed ‘project of state significance status’ for a new powerline in the state’s North West, but says the federal...

PM, Treasurer backing ‘blues’ 16 Jun 2010
Queensland’s self-professed ‘favourite sons’ are preparing to strip the state of $2.5 billion by transferring the proceeds of the proposed resource...

Ten questions for the Prime Minister on his visit to Mackay 11 Jun 2010
The Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche has welcomed a visit to central Queensland by the Prime Minister, which he said was...

A fair share of wealth for Queenslanders 8 Jun 2010
The forecast payment of more than $3.2 billion in minerals and energy royalties to the state government next financial year was a telling...

Budget juggle delivers for resources 8 Jun 2010
The peak industry body for the state’s minerals and energy sector has acknowledged the state government’s delivery of some welcome initiatives for...

Exploration funding boost a welcome start 6 Jun 2010
The Queensland Government's new Greenfields 2020 exploration funding program has been welcomed by the state's peak industry body representing the minerals and energy sector. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said the new Greenfields 2020 program...

Queenslanders robbed under federal ‘super tax’ 4 Jun 2010
Analysis of the federal government’s Budget figures has revealed that the federal government’s proposed resource super tax would short-change...

Queensland projects inevitable victims of tax uncertainty 3 Jun 2010
Independent forecasting of a grave outlook for new mining projects in Queensland under the resource super tax as proposed by the federal government...

Bad news for Queensland in tax analysis 2 Jun 2010
Independent financial analysis of the potential impacts of the resources super tax in Queensland has thrown the future of new multi-billion dollar...

Who’s afraid of the GFC? 31 May 2010
Australian Bureau of Statistics data have confirmed that employment in Queensland’s mining sector increased during the worst of the global economic...

Coal industry bid ticks all the boxes 26 May 2010
The Queensland Coal Industry Rail Group’s $4.85 billion cash offer for the central Queensland coal track network ‘ticks all the boxes’ for the state...

Long road to hoe on super tax reform 13 May 2010
Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has been heartened by the state government’s attempt to have the federal government overhaul its proposed...

Tax grab, but reform? 2 May 2010
The federal government has rolled the dice on the future of more than $100 billion worth of resource sector projects in Queensland still subject to...

LNP land science drive welcomed 19 Apr 2010
Queensland’s peak representative body for minerals and energy companies has welcomed the Liberal National Party’s (LNP) commitment to a...

Resources sector empowering Queensland teachers 13 Apr 2010
Queensland teachers will be better equipped to instruct students on energy topics with the resumption of school today. More than 100 teachers and...

$40,000 head start for Gladstone student 1 Apr 2010
A Gladstone student has received a head start to his engineering career after receiving a prestigious engineering scholarship worth up to...

$40,000 head start for Mackay student 1 Apr 2010
A Mackay student has received a head start to his engineering career after being awarded a prestigious engineering scholarship worth up to...

Government called to plug exploration shortfall 30 Mar 2010
The Queensland Government has been urged not to drop the ball on its support for minerals and energy exploration to ensure that the state continues...

Opening the north’s renewable energy potential 30 Mar 2010
Development of a high voltage electricity transmission line between Mount Isa and Townsville would enable Queensland to open a major renewable energy...

Mines safer but still aiming for zero harm 26 Mar 2010
The Queensland mining industry’s best safety performance on record would act as a catalyst for further improvement, Queensland Resources Council...

Awards keep coming for Emerald school girl 25 Mar 2010
Just two weeks after winning the junior category of the Queensland Resources Council Resources Award for Women, Emerald school girl Jessica Murphy...

Prestigious award for Moranbah teacher 25 Mar 2010
Leanne Colthup’s passion for bringing science to life for her students at Moranbah State High School has been recognised with a Queensland Minerals...

Prestigious award for Nanango teacher 25 Mar 2010
Peter Cavallaro’s passion for bringing science to life for his students at Nanango State High School has been recognised with a Queensland Minerals...

Prestigious scholarship for Rockhampton student 25 Mar 2010
North Rockhampton High School student Jess White is all set for a successful career in the resources sector after being awarded a scholarship worth...

Prestigious scholarship for Toolooa High school girl 25 Mar 2010
University is a step closer for Toolooa State High School girl Chantel Selmanovic who was awarded a $2500 scholarship in Brisbane today. Chantel...

Prestigious scholarships for Spinifex State College students 25 Mar 2010
Spinifex State College students Cheryn Crossland and Daniel Floyd are all set for successful careers in the resources sector after each being awarded...

Surat’s big day out 18 Mar 2010
ROMA: A string of new investment announcements from the state government and two of the Surat Basin’s leading coal seam gas companies should leave...

Industry reminds government of tax promise 17 Mar 2010
Queensland’s resources sector has reminded the state government of its promise to fully consult with industry before considering any changes to...

Coal subsidy claims: put up or shut up 9 Mar 2010
Bligh Government claims that taxpayers have been subsidising the Queensland coal industry ‘over decades’ should be scrutinised by State Parliament as...

Emerald girl on road to success for resources career 8 Mar 2010
An interest in joining the burgeoning resources sector has already paid dividends for an Emerald school girl. Jessica Murphy of Emerald State High...

Industry bid for QR coal sale 8 Mar 2010
Queensland coal producers have committed to work together and bid for ownership of QR’s coal rail network in central Queensland. Following an...

Mine puts women in the hot seat 8 Mar 2010
A mine that introduced a new roster system that has resulted in a high uptake of females has been recognised in the prestigious Queensland Resources...

Mount Isa electrician lights the way for other women 8 Mar 2010
Mount Isa electrician Kerry Brisbane has come a long way since being kicked out of a mine copper smelter for being a female apprentice. Kerry, who...

Queensland resource sectors contribute to reducing carbon emissions 8 Mar 2010
On the eve of the 2010 Earth Hour event, the peak industry body for the Queensland resources sector has released details of the industry’s...

Resources women in dead heat for top award 8 Mar 2010
A mining manager for a coal mine and a chief operating officer for a large resources consultancy have shared this year’s prestigious QRC Resources...

Smooth operator takes resources award 8 Mar 2010
From secretary to butcher, electrician’s assistant, and aviation security screener, Jan Simpson is now making her mark as a production operator in...

Creative approach to teaching resources 5 Mar 2010
The creativity of James Cook University pre-service teachers in developing teaching resources has been recognised and rewarded. The Queensland...

Resources sector gives teachers head start on new national curriculum 5 Mar 2010
Queensland’s resources sector is providing teachers with a head start for the proposed new national curriculum. Coinciding with the release of the...

Resources sector joins call for more support for regional unis 5 Mar 2010
Queensland’s resources sector has joined calls for greater federal government support for regional universities. The Queensland Resources Council...

Miners working hard to comply with strict new rules 26 Feb 2010
The Queensland Resources Council says mining companies are pulling out all stops to be compliant with strict new water quality rules. Queensland...

Exploration election promise would boost nation’s productivity 23 Feb 2010
The resources sector has called on the Prime Minister to honour his election promise on minerals exploration as a way of increasing Australia’s...

Upfront certainty a plus for land use policy 22 Feb 2010
Queensland’s minerals and energy sector leaders have reconfirmed their support for state government land use planning decisions using transparent and...

Decade of opportunity for Queensland 18 Feb 2010
Planned resource projects could boost the annual value of the Queensland resources sector by 60 percent to more than $78 billion by 2020, according...

Don’t lock industry out of QR sale 17 Feb 2010
Queensland’s $40 billion a year coal industry should not be dismissed out of hand by the state government as a potential key investor in the planned...

Partnership provides career pathways for Surat Basin students 12 Feb 2010
The Surat Basin’s future as a world-class energy producer has been bolstered by a partnership between Queensland’s leading coal seam companies,...

Resources sector attracting more women 12 Feb 2010
Over the past 12 months women’s participation rate in the sector has increased to 14 percent, up from 11.3 percent in 2007-08, according to a survey...

Dinner coverage ‘all at sea’ 27 Jan 2010
Feigned media indignation over a ‘secret luxury dinner’ involving senior Queensland politicians and the promoters of one of the largest industrial...

Vote of confidence in coal future 18 Jan 2010
Today’s commitment of more than half a billion dollars to the expansion of the export coal industry in central Queensland has been commended by the...

Skills shortage dampening Queensland outlook 15 Jan 2010
The resources sector’s ageing workforce profile coupled with slow growth in the availability of suitably skilled employees is dampening the state’s...

Resources sector empowering Queensland teachers
Queensland teachers will be better equipped to instruct students on energy topics with the resumption of school today. More than 100 teachers and...

Resources sector empowering Queensland teachers

Resources sector attracting more women
Over the past 12 months women’s participation rate in the sector has increased to 14 percent, up from 11.3 percent in 2007-08, according to a survey...

Resources sector joins call for more support for regional unis
21 November 2010 Queensland’s resources sector has joined calls for greater federal government support for regional universities. The...

Awards keep coming for Emerald school girl
Just two weeks after winning the junior category of the Queensland Resources Council Resources Award for Women, Emerald school girl Jessica Murphy...

LNP land science drive welcomed
21 November 2010 Queensland’s peak representative body for minerals and energy companies has welcomed the Liberal National Party’s (LNP)...

$40,000 scholarship for engineering student
23 November 2010 A career in engineering has already proven to be a winning choice for Rocksberg first-year student Blake Scriven. He has...