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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

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Media releases 2011

Facts not scare tactics needed on proposed Ipswich mine 30 Dec 2011
The peak body for Queensland’s minerals and energy sector is urging the community to put facts before scare tactics concerning mining proposals for...

Resource sector helps plot a course to skill Queenslanders 14 Dec 2011
Queensland's resource sector will play a leading role in helping the Queensland Government plot a course to ensure the industry has the people it...

One in five dollars, one in eight jobs—resource sector continues to drive Queensland economy 12 Dec 2011
13 December 2011 It’s been a tough year, but Queensland's resource sector has weathered the storm and continues to be a major driver of...

Wild Rivers haste means consultation a sham 10 Dec 2011
The decision to declare the Georgina and Diamantina Wild Rivers areas less than two weeks after the closing date for public submissions can only mean...

Resource sector supports bid for community funds 8 Dec 2011
The peak body for the state's resource sector in Queensland has endorsed a bid for a $750 million funding commitment by the next state government to...

Cropping land protections needed more science, less haste 1 Dec 2011
Legislation enacted today by the Queensland Parliament designed to protect the best of the best agricultural land fails in its intent, according to...

Industry backs super expansion of coal port
Today's approval by the Queensland Government of a 'super expansion' for the Port of Abbot Point shows the state's coal industry is ready willing and...

Land access review panel welcomed
Queensland's peak resource sector body has welcomed the Queensland Government's announcement of a panel to review land access laws enacted 12 months...

Resources projects provide $21 billion stimulus to Queensland suppliers
Queensland's peak resources sector body says Queensland suppliers already benefit from almost $21 billion in annual spending from the state's...

Education Trust inter-generational boost 23 Nov 2011
The Queensland Resources Council has commended the state government on its announcement of a proposal to establish a Queensland Education Trust...

'Queensland’s decade’ confirmed in resources sector study
The most significant period of economic growth opportunity in Queensland’s history is in promise following the release in Brisbane today of a 2020...

Communities statewide to be resource winners
Communities around the state will provide the many thousands of new employees needed to service Queensland resource sector expansion out to 2020,...

Resources sector welcomes promise of focus and certainty 18 Nov 2011
The peak body for resource sector industries in Queensland has applauded LNP leader Campbell Newman's recognition of the important role of the sector...

Brisbane girls encouraged to work in resources sector
Girls in the Brisbane region will be rolling up their sleeves for a hands-on look at careers in the resources sector tomorrow (16 November). The...

Greens fail policy test 4 Nov 2011
The Queensland Greens' mining and coal-seam gas policy is based on headlines with rational argument sacrificed for the objective of closing down...

Australian science teaching must be brought back down to earth
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is urging the education sector to act now to ensure earth science education is a focus in classrooms around...

Coal comes home for Queensland
While fancied French stayer Dunaden won today's Melbourne cup by a twitch of a nostril, Queensland was the undisputed winner with today’s...

Exploration scorecard blueprint for future 28 Oct 2011
A Queensland minerals and energy exploration scorecard launched in Brisbane today has won praise from Federal Resources and Energy Minister, Martin...

Government on right track with initiatives 27 Oct 2011
The Queensland Resources Council has commended the state government’s announcement of two significant initiatives to streamline project approval...

Science focus essential for SCL legislation 26 Oct 2011
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has renewed its call for the state government’s proposed strategic cropping land legislation to reflect the...

Fitzroy water quality an open book 20 Oct 2011
Fitzroy region residents have been urged to satisfy themselves about water quality in the Fitzroy River, which is now among the most extensively...

Biggest cheers for carbon tax vote are overseas 12 Oct 2011
12 October 2011: Jubilant scenes in the House of Representatives today following passage of the world’s biggest carbon tax would be repeated more...

Redlands locals to become the new faces of the resources sector
Two Redlands students are set to be part of the next generation of resources industry leaders after being awarded scholarships valued at $40,000 each...

Queensland MPs urged to rethink futile carbox tax
Queensland federal MPs have been urged to think again about the Gillard government's carbon tax, which will hurt the Queensland economy while failing...

Industry welcomes power security for North West
The peak body for the resources sector in Queensland has applauded the decision by Xstrata Copper and Xstrata Zinc to secure their long-term energy...

Science crucial to fast-tracked cropping land legislation
The peak body for the resources sector in Queensland says getting the science right is crucial to the effective operation of the new Strategic...

Politicians urged to heed carbon tax warnings
State and federal parliamentarians are urged to take heed of warnings by the Australian Coal Association on the impact of the proposed carbon tax on...

Commitment to miners' health and safety reflected in safety figures 27 Sep 2011
The mining industry's determination to reach its goal of zero harm is reflected in the latest safety performance statistics released by the...

Coal, gas still vital for millions 22 Sep 2011
Acting QRC Chief Executive Greg Lane's editorial published in The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) on 22 September 2011.

Policy contest on 16 Sep 2011
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed emerging recognition from both major parties that the next state election must focus on how...

Spinifex girls get taste of trade career 12 Sep 2011
Trades are for girls too. That’s what seven year-nine students from Spinifex State College have discovered. The aspiring female apprentices have...

Government TAFE scheme a ‘taster’ 8 Sep 2011
The peak representative body for minerals and energy companies in Queensland says the 500 ‘Resources 101’ TAFE training places being offered by the...

Future is bright for budding mining engineer
Mackay student Dylan Wedel had success in his sights when he decided to move to Brisbane to undertake a dual degree in mining engineering and geology...

Abundant opportunities for no average Brisbane boy 1 Sep 2011
He's not yet one year out of high school but Clayfield resident Alistair Roe is already making his mark in engineering within the expanding...

Value-adding in resource communities 31 Aug 2011
The Queensland Resources Council has congratulated the LNP on releasing its Roads to Resources program today. Acting Chief Executive Greg...

Commitment to independent cropping science a big step forward 25 Aug 2011
The peak body for the resources sector in Queensland has applauded Natural Resource Minister Rachel Nolan’s commitment to rigorous science by...

Engineering, a powerful career choice 23 Aug 2011
Alexandra Hills State High School students are more aware of the vast array of opportunities that exist for engineers in the resources sector...

Treasury analysis downplays carbon tax blow 23 Aug 2011
Queensland Treasury analysis of the impact of the federal government's carbon tax on the state's coal industry announced by Treasurer Andrew Fraser...

What is exploration?
The conversion rate from exploration permit to mining lease in Queensland is 200-1. It's a high-risk, potentially high-reward activity illustrated...

More questions than answers in exploration ban 16 Aug 2011
An area larger than Wales has been declared immediately off-limits to current and future minerals and energy exploration in Queensland without...

Summit opportunity for skilled Queenslanders 14 Aug 2011
The Queensland Resources Council has applauded the Premier's Work for Queensland summit at the Gold Coast next Tuesday and has committed its...

Queensland deserves fair treatment 4 Aug 2011
Queenslanders will be looking carefully at the state government's economic and financial analysis of the federal carbon tax in light of statewide...

Government commits to Indigenous jobs in Queensland resource sector 3 Aug 2011
Indigenous Australians will have more access to job opportunities in Queensland’s resources sector after the Australian and Queensland Governments...

Young women with designs on Queensland
A contingent of aspiring engineers from North Queensland will join 200 of their fellow female students in Brisbane for the third Women Engineering...

New investments foundations for future 28 Jul 2011
Today's announcement by Australia Pacific LNG that it is to proceed with a 'first phase' $US14 billion investment in Queensland is a timely reminder...

Circuit breaker proposed to settle strategic cropping land science 28 Jul 2011
The state government is being urged to establish an independent scientific review panel as a circuit breaker to resolve stark differences among...

Women engineering Queensland 26 Jul 2011
Young women with designs on Queensland will gather in Brisbane next week for the third Women Engineering Queensland Workshop. Aimed at increasing...

Carbon tax to cost $1 billion in lost royalties 25 Jul 2011
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche told a Senate Committee hearing in Brisbane today that he is puzzled by the state...

High cost of floods confirmed 21 Jul 2011
21 July 2011 What was shaping as a record year for coal exports from Queensland has ended with a performance only marginally better than that...

Queenslanders to pay for ‘average costs’ 20 Jul 2011
The federal government’s persistence in ‘averaging’ the impacts of the carbon tax on coal mining shows it has little grasp of the effects on real...

Sensible approach needed over land use 19 Jul 2011
The state’s peak resources sector body acknowledges that there are legitimate concerns over exploration permits covering urban and more closely...

The inconvenient truth – resource sector’s tiny footprint 18 Jul 2011
While resource sector critics paint a false picture of the sector’s land use supposedly squeezing out the agriculture sector, the inconvenient truth...

Carbon tax lotto: no Queensland winners 11 Jul 2011
Regional Queensland has been left to pick up the bill for a carbon tax regime with no expectation of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions,...

Carbon leaves miners blue 7 Jul 2011
On the eve of the federal government’s Carbon Tax announcement, the latest reading of the sentiment of Queensland’s resource company chiefs is at...

Greens’ war on Queensland 29 Jun 2011
Within days of pledging to close down the coal industry in Queensland, Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown has reached into the bottom drawer of the One...

A Senator for all Queensland 27 Jun 2011
Senator-elect Larissa Waters is being urged to represent all of Queensland following her swearing-in next week as the state’s first Greens...

Commonsense should guide exploration 23 Jun 2011
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has committed to working with the state government to ensure that a commonsense approach continues to guide...

Push-polling disqualifies QUT ‘study’ 21 Jun 2011
The Queensland Resources Council has described a QUT report into the social impact of mining in the Bowen Basin as a push-polling exercise...

Decisive action on ‘Kronic’ applauded 16 Jun 2011
Queensland’s resource sector industries have applauded today’s move by Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Paul Lucas to outlaw synthetic...

Cropping land science fails chaff test 16 Jun 2011
An independent review of the science underpinning Queensland’s proposed strategic cropping land policy has raised serious doubts about its on-ground...

Queensland banking on resources growth 14 Jun 2011
The budget handed down today by Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser is a ringing endorsement that the state’s fortunes rest with the continuing growth...

Budget rests on getting mines to full production after floods 8 Jun 2011
The credibility of the coal royalties estimates in next week’s state Budget will rest on the Queensland Government’s resolve to do more to allow the...

Strategic cropping land policy stays work in progress 31 May 2011
The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy sector industries has welcomed elements of the state government’s Strategic...

Housing shortage at core of coalfields costs 27 May 2011
Addressing an acute housing shortage would go most of the way towards relieving cost-of-living pressures in central Queensland’s coalfields, based on...

Prime Minister mixes it with Queensland’s female miners 24 May 2011
Prime Minister Julia Gillard will meet with close to 200 women working in the resources sector in the central Queensland mining town of Moranbah on...

Xstrata decision a carbon price warning 18 May 2011
The shutdown of Xstrata’s copper smelting and refining operations in Queensland is a timely warning of the fragility of the Australian resource...

Peak groups unite to address skills policy for resource sector 16 May 2011
In the face of a worsening skills shortage, peak resources bodies in Western Australia and Queensland, along with a national industry skills council,...

Budget expectations demand policy support 11 May 2011
The Australian Government’s expectations of the resources sector powering the budget back into the black would rely heavily on the delivery of...

Australia’s European lead on reducing emissions 5 May 2011
Queensland’s growing reliance on minerals and energy exports was another clear signal to the federal government that the state should not be...

Massive vote of confidence in Queensland
Today’s announcement of a record LNG sales purchase agreement between Australia-Pacific LNG and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) is another...

Exploring for talent in North Queensland with $40,000 scholarships 18 Apr 2011
Talented geology and engineering students in North Queensland are being offered the opportunity to pick up a $40,000 scholarship to help them explore...

Food security not threatened by Darling Downs resource development 15 Apr 2011
The issue of food security is not a compelling argument against resource development on the Darling Downs according to a research paper released...

More work needed on cropping land criteria 14 Apr 2011
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says the Queensland Government needs to do more work on its proposed strategic cropping land (SCL) criteria to...

Floods don’t dampen spirits of resources sector . . . but bad government policy will 14 Apr 2011
Recent weather setbacks have done nothing to undermine the resources sector’s confidence in the ability of Queensland to continue to be one of the...

Queensland back in business 7 Apr 2011
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche has assured Australia's diplomatic corps that the Queensland minerals and energy sector is...

Oresome approach to education 31 Mar 2011
In an Australian first, school students across the nation now have access to the skills and knowledge they’ll need to step up to a career in the...

North Stradbroke plan fails government’s own standards 29 Mar 2011
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is calling on the state government to respect its own policies instead of ramming draconian legislation...

Sustainable growth to deliver for the Darling Downs 25 Mar 2011
A potential ten-fold increase in economic value generated by the Darling Downs region over the next decade would not occur at the expense of either...

Resources sector calls on government to restore investor confidence 24 Mar 2011
24 March 2011 The Queensland Resources Council has called on the state government to restore minerals and energy exploration investor...

New body to restore exploration investment confidence in Queensland 23 Mar 2011
23 March 2011 A new body to position Queensland as Australia’s minerals and energy exploration leader by 2020, with Brisbane at its heart,...

Straddie renege a blow to Queensland’s reputation 22 Mar 2011
The sovereign risk message from today’s state government declaration shutting down mineral sands mining on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 will have...

Caution urged against development populism 9 Mar 2011
Queensland’s peak representative body for minerals and energy development companies has cautioned against the political temptation to reject tried...

Future bright for resourceful Nanango girl 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Sarah Coughlan of Nanango State High School has a bright future in the booming minerals and energy industry after winning the...

Lifetime achievement award for Mount Isa woman 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Mount Isa woman Robyn Wright has been recognised for 30 years’ of dedicated service at Mount Isa Mines in the 2011 Queensland...

Thiess recognised for indigenous women’s program 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Contracting firm Thiess Pty Ltd has been recognised for a program that opens doors to the booming resources sector for indigenous...

Smooth operator wins top award for mining women 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Cloncurry woman Kerrie-Lea Nicholas has shown that she’s a top operator, winning the operator category in the 2011 Queensland...

Smooth operator wins top award for mining women 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Nebo woman Sharon Ward has shown that she’s a top operator, winning the operator category in the 2011 Queensland Resources Council...

Moranbah woman is top tradie 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Moranbah woman Simone Forbes has been voted top tradeswoman in the 2011 Queensland Resources Council Resources Award for...

Brisbane engineer top woman in resources awards 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Brisbane Engineer Heather Parry has won the 2011 Queensland Resources Council Resources Award for Women. Heather, employed by...

Richard a champion for resources sector women 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 A man has been recognised in the Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Awards for Women for the first time since their inception...

Resources sector sets new target for female workers 8 Mar 2011
8 March 2011 Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has set a new target in its bid to attract and retain more women in the industry. Chief...

Two-thirds ahead for Queensland coal exports 3 Mar 2011
Latest coal export data confirm that the Queensland industry is operating at around two-thirds of its capacity compared with 12 months...

Mining industry to continue to fight driver fatigue 23 Feb 2011
Queensland’s mining industry will continue to work with unions and government to prevent motor vehicle accidents related to driver...

Industry welcomes new minister 21 Feb 2011
Queensland's peak resources sector body has welcomed Stirling Hinchliffe’s appointment as Minister for Employment, Skills and Mines. Chief...

Miners’ safety diligence continues to pay dividends 18 Feb 2011
A government report highlighting significant continued improvement in Queensland mines’ existing world-class safety performance underscores the...

Flood coal losses ramp up 27 Jan 2011
The first industry-wide analysis of lost coal production resulting from severe flooding in Queensland has reinforced the gravity of the blow to the...

Coal industry’s determined recovery 17 Jan 2011
Despite the prospect of an estimated $2.3 billion worth of lost sales from wet season events beginning early December 2010, Queensland’s export coal...

Speedy recovery economic key 5 Jan 2011
The speedy recovery of resource sector industries in central and southern Queensland held the key to putting the state’s and regional economies back...

Moranbah woman is top tradie
8 March 2011 Moranbah woman Simone Forbes has been voted top tradeswoman in the 2011 Queensland Resources Council Resources Award for...