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Scientific support to boost investment in smarter states 29 Jul 2016
29 July 2016 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) congratulates Carbon Energy on receiving formal validation from the state’s chief scientist of...

Program launched to help women succeed in resources sector 26 Jul 2016
A program to help women develop their careers in Queensland’s resources sector was launched in Brisbane this week. The Women in Resources...

One-million-dollar injection lifts innovation to new heights 25 Jul 2016
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the state government’s $1 million injection into...

Survey reveals resource chiefs' concerns persist 25 Jul 2016
The legislation coming out of the Queensland Parliament is more of a concern to resource company CEOs than global macroeconomic conditions, according...

New Land Court president rings in reform opportunity 21 Jul 2016
The Palaszczuk Government is to be a congratulated on a strong appointment to the role of President of the Queensland Court. Judge Fleur Kingham...

Exploration plan provides certainty and clear vision for explorers 20 Jul 2016
Queensland’s peak resources sector body has welcomed news of more consistency in the release of land for exploration by the Queensland...

Cabinet trifecta for resources sector 18 Jul 2016
18 July 2016 I wish to congratulate Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his ministerial choices today. The sector has won the trifecta with the...

Industry backs decisive action to fix coal worker health screening 13 Jul 2016
The release of the final report into the re-emergence of coal worker pneumoconiosis confirms that a health screening system thought to protect...

QRC’s Michael Roche announces intention to step down in late 2016 4 Jul 2016
4 July 2016 The Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), Michael Roche, has announced his intention to step down later this...

Copper education worth more than a dime for students 27 Jun 2016
Mount Isa will be a melting pot of tomorrow’s talent as students from across Queensland descend on the mining town for a series of engineering and...

Healthy water reflects cross-sector commitment 24 Jun 2016
The collective efforts of the resources and agricultural sectors to maintain healthy waterways in the Fitzroy catchment has achieved a good result...

Industry calls on QR to accept umpire’s final decision 23 Jun 2016
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC), has called on Queensland Rail (QR) to accept the Queensland Competition Authority’s final decision on QR’s...

High-flying physics competition reaches new heights 22 Jun 2016
Gladstone students will push the envelope of physics at the grand final of an inter-school paper plane competition today. For the past 12 weeks,...

Green activist lawfare targets gas 16 Jun 2016
16 June 2016 Green activist tactics used to disrupt and delay coal projects are now being deployed against the gas sector with today’s...

Some budget positives but reforms remain on the slow track 14 Jun 2016
14 June 2016 Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has honoured the government's election commitment not to increase royalties when he delivered...

Green activist litigation is lawyers’ picnic 13 Jun 2016
13 June 2016 Green activist lawyers must be having the world’s biggest picnic lately after a slew of recent litigation against resources projects.

Rockhampton students explore STEM and VET pathways 8 Jun 2016
Central Queensland students heard from resources sector professionals and tradespeople at two Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) workshops...

Resources punching above their weight 7 Jun 2016
7 June 2016 It comes as no surprise today that Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has announced a $2.7 billion royalty write-down ahead of next...

Queensland resource workers should vote for their jobs 31 May 2016
31 May 2016 The Queensland Resources Council is calling on the 60,000 workers across the state’s resources sector, and the additional 300,000...

Indigenous jobs in resources on the rise 30 May 2016
Despite 23,000 resources jobs lost in Queensland during the downturn, new data reports a 20 percent increase in the number of Indigenous employed in...

Indigenous man and mentor bestowed top honours 30 May 2016
A proud Gamilaroi and Mandandanji man has been recognised with a win in the prestigious Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Indigenous Awards.

Indigenous business awarded top honours 30 May 2016
A south-east Queensland contracting company has been recognised with a win in the prestigious Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Indigenous Awards.

Glencore gets gong for Indigenous careers 30 May 2016
Glencore’s commitment to fostering life-long careers for local the Indigenous population has been recognised with a win in the prestigious Queensland...

Joint acclaim for Indigenous advocacy champions 30 May 2016
Two of the Queensland resource’s indigenous advocacy champions have been recognised with a joint win in the prestigious Queensland Resources Council...

Procurement program breaks boundaries 30 May 2016
Queensland Gas Company’s (QGC) innovative approach to Indigenous procurement has been recognised with a win in the prestigious Queensland Resources...

Physics in Flight at Chanel College 27 May 2016
Year seven students from Chanel College will skip the same-old school routine in favour of a fun day of physics today, with a special visit from a...

Students given tools for future resources career 26 May 2016
Local students gathered in Gladstone today for two Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) workshops to gain an insight into what it’s like to...

Remembering the past to forge a brighter future 26 May 2016
26 May 2016 Today is a vital time for all of us to reflect on the hardships that have befallen the stolen generation. It is also a stark...

End to sand mining makes it trifecta of pain for resources 26 May 2016
26 May 2016 In passing a government bill to end sand mining on North Stradbroke Island in 2019, the Queensland parliament has delivered a trifecta...

Everyone gets their day in court – wherever on this earth they live 24 May 2016
24 May 2015 Queensland’s mine objection laws open the floodgates for anti-resources activists, from Broome to Berlin, to disrupt and delay...

Guideline needed urgently to settle uncertainty 20 May 2016
While we welcome the establishment of the working group to draw up the statutory guideline for the so-called Chain of Responsibility law, it is...

Students get a taste of a career in resources 19 May 2016
Tannum Sands high school students have taken their classroom studies to the next level, hearing from industry representatives working in the...

Stanmore’s dollar dazzler defies downturn 18 May 2016
MORANBAH: An unwanted mothballed mine that was snapped up for a dollar by Stanmore Coal last year has had its official unveiling today in central...

Reef health top priority for sector 17 May 2016
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche The Queensland Resources Council welcomes any additional studies into reef...

Sector fast losing confidence in sector regulation 16 May 2016
16 May 2016 A long-running quarterly Queensland Resources Council survey of resource company CEOs has found that confidence in the regulatory...

Small businesses still big winners of resources sector 13 May 2016
The Queensland Resources Council’s latest report into resource company spending patterns confirms that local operators are still big beneficiaries of...

Girls open the toolkit to trade careers 12 May 2016
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, was on hand to present awards to more than twenty year-10 girls from Mackay region schools yesterday,...

Innovation in action for Brisbane students 5 May 2016
One of the biggest employers of apprentices in Queensland has opened the doors to its state-of-the-art learning centre to Year 10 students for the...

Inquiry shines light on green activists’ taxpayer subsidies 4 May 2016
5 May 2016 A federal report into the system of taxpayer subsidies for green activists’ activities reveals the current governance of the system...

Exploration initiative paves way for future 3 May 2016
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche 3 May 2016 The Queensland resources sector may be well past the investment boom phase but...

Professional pathways paved, toolboxes open for Mount Isa QMEA students 29 Apr 2016
Students gathered in Mount Isa this week for two Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) workshops to gain insights into working in the...

Senate report recommends changes to scheme 28 Apr 2016
28 April 2016 The Senate report into pneumoconiosis that was released today has praised the work of the Queensland government’s review and...

Pathways paved for our future mining professionals and tradespeople 28 Apr 2016
Local students gathered in Townsville this week for two Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) workshops to gain an insight into what it’s...

Innovation summit leaders should seek sector cross-pollination 27 Apr 2016
As the state government’s Innovation and Investment Summit opens today, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is urging attendees to look to the...

New laws offer reprieve to innocent parties 22 Apr 2016
Farmers, mum and dad investors and native title holders who are not at fault have been excluded from footing the bill for rehabilitation in the...

Taking a stand against domestic violence 22 Apr 2016
On behalf of industry, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is standing behind the federal government’s $100 million campaign to end domestic and...

Reef plan best solution to reef risks 20 Apr 2016
The Great Barrier Reef bleaching event is a sign that regardless of agendas, all industries, governments and organisations must work together to...

UCG ban raises concern for investment 18 Apr 2016
18 April 2016 The Queensland Resources Council is very disappointed the Palaszczuk Government has announced today its intentions to ban...

Latest legal hurdle reiterates urgent need for reform 13 Apr 2016
13 April 2016 The appeal filed today against the approval of Adani’s mining lease is another reminder of the urgent need for the government to...

Industry remains committed to workers health and safety 8 Apr 2016
8 April 2016 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is keen to work with all stakeholders in progressing the interim findings released today as...

Coal’s massive contribution to Eastern Australia continues 7 Apr 2016
Coal continues to underpin the economic strength of Eastern Australia, directly injecting over $26 billion into Queensland and NSW last financial...

QMEA and BMA 2016 Trade Camp ready for the tradies of the future 4 Apr 2016
Twenty-two of tomorrow’s tradies will be armed with all the tools they need to pursue a career in the resources industry, thanks to a skills camp for...

Green light for Galilee Basin 3 Apr 2016
Mining for coal in the Galilee Basin was given the green light today with the historic approval of the first mining lease for the next great...

Land Court awards activists a free ride 23 Mar 2016
23 March 2016 A decision by the Land Court today to rule that awarding costs was outside of its jurisdiction, reveals yet another deficiency in...

QRC urges governments to back struggling Mount Isa community 21 Mar 2016
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has renewed calls for a special north-west economic zone ahead of the cabinet jobs committee visit to Mount...

Proposed FIFO laws set to stifle industry 17 Mar 2016
17 March 2016 The announcement today by the Queensland government to introduce new laws to parliament in response to the recent FIFO inquiry is...

QRC recommends YES vote for more governing and less politics 16 Mar 2016
The Queensland community rightfully expects that its politicians should govern more and run for election less. That’s why the Queensland Resources...

Labor mayoral candidate’s Greens deal wins out over Brisbane jobs 15 Mar 2016
15 March 2016 Labor’s candidate for lord mayor of Brisbane City Council, Rod Harding, has announced a policy to divest from fossil fuels...

Students boost future job prospects in automated world 10 Mar 2016
10 March 2016 School students will boost their future job prospects in an increasingly automated work force thanks to a new ground-breaking...

Resources sector guides community in tough times 9 Mar 2016
8 March 2016 The release of a new guide for resources sector communities reflects the current commodities slump and its effects on those in...

Male executive wins prestigious gender diversity award 8 Mar 2016
8 March 2016 Chai McConnell, Principal Consultant with Advisian (a subsidiary of WorleyParsons), has been recognised for his work to improve the...

Aurizon awarded for having more women in train 8 Mar 2016
8 March 2016 Queensland Rail freight operator Aurizon’s determination to bring more women into its male-dominated workforce has won the company a...

Aspiring Dysart engineer wins Queensland women in resources award 8 Mar 2016
8 March 2016 Aspiring environmental engineer and Dysart SHS student Tara Toshack has won the student award in the 11th annual Queensland Resources...

Horse dentist turned dragline operator wins diversity award 8 Mar 2016
8 March 2016 A former equine dentist has been named Queensland’s top Tradeswoman|Operator|Technician in this year’s Queensland Resources Council...

Trail blazing Queensland single mum wins Women’s Day award 8 Mar 2016
8 March 2016 While working full time and completing studies, new mother Dannielle Dendle was told the wedding was off and she’d have to move...

Top ‘women in resources’ award for QGC executive 8 Mar 2016
8 March 2016 She narrowly missed selection for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but QGC’s top female executive Cecile Wake received a gold medal at the...

Government support pivotal for economic certainty 2 Mar 2016
In a vital first step to protect 60,000 resources jobs across the state, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) will today meet with the Palaszczuk’s...

Special economic zone on north-west agenda 1 Mar 2016
1 March 2016 MOUNT ISA: The north-west could become a special economic zone if a bold proposal by the Queensland Resources Council gets off the...

New laws should pave way for reform 23 Feb 2016
23 February 2016 The Queensland government’s proposed laws to reverse LNP reforms to mining lease objections and appeals should be urgently...

OP ED: Decisive action prioritises workers’ health and safety 19 Feb 2016
The health and safety of our workers always has been, and always will be, the top priority for the resources sector. Like everyone associated with...

Breathing space for explorers a welcome relief 17 Feb 2016
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche 17 February, 2016 QRC welcomes the announcement by Minister for Natural Resources and...

Resource sector loses two champions 17 Feb 2016
17 February 2016 The Queensland resources sector is coming to grips with the retirement announcements in successive days of two great industry...

Regional Queensland continues the heavy lifting 12 Feb 2016
The release of the latest coal export data for January shows that regional Queensland continues to do the heavy lifting for the state’s coffers and...

Good Shepherd College, Mt Isa joins QMEA 9 Feb 2016
9 February 2016 Good Shepherd Catholic College in Mount Isa has joined the prestigious Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy becoming the 35th...

Industry looks for certainty and support not subsidies 9 Feb 2016
9 February 2016 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's willingness to discuss the state of the resources sector...

Sector doing its best to keep its head above water 8 Feb 2016
8 February 2016 A report commissioned by the Queensland Resources Council has found that a third of the state’s coal mines are operating at a...

Government must support sector during tough times 20 Jan 2016
20 January 2016 The Queensland resources sector is facing some of the toughest conditions in decades, with more than 20,000 jobs lost over the...

Mine workers' health and safety is top priority 14 Jan 2016
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche 14 January 2016 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the state government's...

First LNG shipment for APLNG 11 Jan 2016
Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed news from Australia Pacific LNG that the project's first liquefied natural gas shipment departed...

Record Queensland coal exports confound the naysayers 10 Jan 2016
Statement by Michael Roche, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council In the face of some of the toughest market conditions confronting...

Statement on pneumoconiosis provided to the ABC 23 Dec 2015
23 December 2015 Statement by Michael Roche, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council Queensland coal mine operators take very...

Port approval a green light for jobs bonanza 22 Dec 2015
22 December, 2015 Statement by Michael Roche, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council The latest approval from the Federal...

Most Queenslanders support resources, coal and gas 17 Dec 2015
17 December, 2015 A Queensland Resources Council (QRC) survey has found community sentiment towards the resources sector remains strong. In...

Tax report reveals sector heavy lifting for the states 17 Dec 2015
A report released today by the Minerals Council of Australia reveals that royalties paid by the minerals sector to state governments in 2014-15...

150 new coal jobs for CQ a Christmas bonus 17 Dec 2015
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche 17 December 2015 The Queensland resources sector continues to prove its value and...

Court rejects green claims 16 Dec 2015
16 December 2015 Green groups have not ruled out using taxpayer money to fund further court action, despite yesterday’s decision by the Land Court...

Land Court signals green light for Adani project 15 Dec 2015
15 December 2015 The Adani Carmichael coal mine is one step closer to fruition today after the Land Court of Queensland recommended it be given...

Coal delivers, infrastructure funding languishes 15 Dec 2015
15 December 2015 Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s mid-year fiscal and economic review confirms that Queensland’s coal industry continues to deliver royalty...

Qld coal and gas perfect partners for future emissions reductions 13 Dec 2015
13 December 2015 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the climate accord struck in Paris at COP21. The accord is in line with the work the...

Thousands more new ideas ahead 8 Dec 2015
8 December 2015 Far from being ‘yesterday’s hero’, the resources sector would continue to be a major driver of Australian innovation, a Brisbane...

QRC supports Indigenous recognition 8 Dec 2015
8 December 2015 The Queensland Resources Council supports constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians and backs the public campaign to...

Another green activist hurdle cleared for New Acland 4 Dec 2015
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche 4 December 2015 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the news that the Crime and...

Bill supports destruction of mining jobs 4 Dec 2015
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche 4 December 2015 A government bill introduced yesterday into state parliament to end sand...

10 year milestone for QMEA’s best and brightest 3 Dec 2015
3 December 2015 The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) has celebrated 10 years of success in providing a career pathway and jobs for...

QRC welcomes W&J negotiations with Adani 2 Dec 2015
2 December 2015 We welcome media reports today that the Elders of the Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people have voted to enter into negotiations...

Brisbane federal electorate wins $7.8b gong 2 Dec 2015
2 December 2015 The Queensland Resources Council has launched a report of the economic contribution that resources makes to Queensland federal...

QRC welcomes review of health screening 1 Dec 2015
I welcome the decision by the Minister for Mines and Natural Resources to conduct a review into the system of health screening of mine workers in...

Political backbone key to economic infrastructure 1 Dec 2015
1 December 2015 Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has challenged both major political parties to revisit asset-leasing programs, or risk...

Amrun is welcome news for the Cape and the Far North 27 Nov 2015
27 November 2015 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the news this afternoon that Rio Tinto's multibillion dollar expansion in Cape York...

North West Taskforce a win for sector 27 Nov 2015
27 November 2015 The Queensland Government’s North West Minerals Province Taskforce is an important new mechanism for this important economic...

Land access laws strike a fair balance 26 Nov 2015
26 November 2015 Queensland’s land access laws strike a fair balance. A balance between providing the community the benefits from development of...

Financial security roadshow for resources women 26 Nov 2015
Women working in the resources sector in Rockhampton, Moranbah and Blackwater will learn how to become more financially secure during workshops to...

Queensland Premier attends Queensland Resources Council annual lunch 25 Nov 2015
25 November 2015 The Queensland Resources Council Annual Lunch was attended by 720 guests from government, industry and the corporate sector at...

Gas investment tops Snowy Mountains Scheme 24 Nov 2015
24 November 2015 The extraordinary growth of the natural gas industry in Australia, and especially Queensland, is set to go down in history as...

Gas pipeline links NT with the North West 17 Nov 2015
17 November 2015 A new gas pipeline to Mount Isa from the Northern Territory is a vital shot in the arm for jobs and economic development in the...

Gas sector continues to deliver for Queensland 16 Nov 2015
16 November 2015 The Queensland natural gas industry has taken another important step forward with a major announcement by QGC, and its joint...

Queensland Exploration Council runs the ruler over the state of exploration 13 Nov 2015
13 November 2015 Queensland’s minerals and energy exploration industry has put policy and regulations under the microscope at the fifth annual...

Expanding young minds in Central Queensland 12 Nov 2015
12 November 2015 Students from Emerald, Blackwater and North Rockhampton State High Schools have had a taste of how robotics, maths and science...

Evolution Mining wins Miner of the Year award 11 Nov 2015
11 November 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) congratulates Evolution Mining on winning the prestigious Miner of the Year award, which...

Queensland in pole position to energise Asia 11 Nov 2015
11 November 2015 The global energy agency has forecast that India will soon become the number one importer of coal, setting up Queensland as a...

State of the Sector Report – September quarter 2015 11 Nov 2015
11 November 2015 QRC’s latest economic contribution report confirmed that our resources sector again delivered massive statewide economic and...

Mount Isa Mines extension good news for local jobs 10 Nov 2015
10 November 2015 Hundreds of jobs have been saved at Mount Isa Mines thanks to new environmental conditions that allows the Mount Isa Mines...

Infrastructure fund vital to resources sector 9 Nov 2015
9 November 2015 The announcement of the criteria for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility was an important building block for the...

Green activists follow anti-coal playbook to the letter 9 Nov 2015
Today’s announcement by the Australian Conservation Foundation to challenge Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s recent approval for the...

Resources chief to outline plan for next upturn 6 Nov 2015
A six-point plan would ensure Queensland’s resources sector is globally competitive and well-positioned to take advantage of the next upturn in...

Old mines to be given new lease of life 29 Oct 2015
29 October 2015 New leases of life could be given to more historic Queensland mines following an agreement to remediate the Mount Morgan mine in...

Smart investment in resources sector innovation 29 Oct 2015
29 October 2015 A new $20 million Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Growth Centre launched yesterday will help the resources...

Breathing space for Straddie economic transition 28 Oct 2015
28 October 2015 A Bill introduced into the Queensland parliament yesterday proposing the end of sand mining on North Stradbroke Island in 2024 has...

Time for some facts about gas 27 Oct 2015
27 October 2015 There is no disputing the fact that the late George Bender was not a supporter of the developing gas industry in the Darling Downs...

QRC commends pilot Reef Partnership Report 22 Oct 2015
The collaboration and dedicated work of the Mackay-Whitsunday Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership was commended by the Queensland Resources Council at...

Teachers take "From Bright to Brilliant" course 16 Oct 2015
While next Monday (19 October) might be a pupil-free day, some Gladstone teachers will be hard at work learning how to help their students to “become...

QRC congratulates Santos on first LNG shipment 16 Oct 2015
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche has congratulated Santos, and its partners including Total, upon reaching the major...

Adani project back on track 15 Oct 2015
15 October 2015 One of regional Queensland’s biggest job-creating projects is back on track today with the approval of Adani’s mine and rail...

Coal exports on track for another record-breaking year 15 Oct 2015
15 October 2015 Queensland coal exports for the first nine months of 2015 year-to-date are running 3.5 percent ahead of last year’s record...

Far North reaps $767 million benefit from resources sector 14 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $767 million to the Far North region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

Darling Downs reaps $2.9 billion from resources sector 14 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $2.9 billion to the Darling Downs region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

Central West reaps $41 million from resources sector 14 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $41 million to the Central West region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

Brisbane still Queensland’s biggest mining town 14 Oct 2015
Queensland minerals and energy companies contributed almost $33 billion to the Brisbane region’s economy last financial year according to data...

Wide Bay-Burnett region reaps $526 million from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $526 million to the Wide Bay-Burnett region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland...

West Moreton region reaps $127 million benefit from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $127 million to the West Moreton region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

Sunshine Coast region reaps $800 million from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $800 million to the Greater Sunshine Coast region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland...

South West reaps $459 million benefit from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $459 million to the South West region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

North West reaps $2 billion benefit from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $2 billion to the North West region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

Northern region reaps $2 billion benefit from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $2 billion to the Northern region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

Mackay reaps $7.6 billion benefit from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $7.6 billion to the Greater Mackay region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland Resources...

Greater Gold Coast reaps $571 million from resources sector 13 Oct 2015
The resources sector contributed $571 million to the Greater Gold Coast region’s economy in the past financial year according to the Queensland...

Fitzroy still number one for Queensland resources jobs 13 Oct 2015
Fitzroy has retained its position as the number one region for workers directly employed by the Queensland resources sector. The Queensland...

Resources lynchpin of Queensland economy 13 Oct 2015
13 October 2015 EMBARGOED: 1.30pm AEST The minerals and energy sector continues to play a critical role in the Queensland economy with an...

No major surprises in FIFO report 9 Oct 2015
9 October 2015 The Queensland Government’s Parliamentary Committee Report into fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers has been released late today and...

Temporary setback in strong north-west minerals province 9 Oct 2015
9 October 2015 The loss of 470 jobs at Glencore’s zinc mines in north-west Queensland is a temporary, but unfortunate setback for a minerals...

QRC calls on governments to close legal loopholes 8 Oct 2015
8 October 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is calling on state and federal governments to close legal loopholes that enable activists...

Queensland teachers hit the road for ‘rock tour’ 8 Oct 2015
Teachers from six Queensland schools have embarked on their own ‘rock tour’ throughout Central Queensland, even heading underground as part of a...

Resources sector takes landmark approach to mental health 6 Oct 2015
6 October 2015 The Queensland Resources Council has launched a landmark Blueprint for Mental Health and Wellbeing as a guide for best...

Ecologically sustainable development back at the heart of Water Act 2 Oct 2015
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche 2 October, 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) congratulates the Palaszczuk...

FIFO report lacks workers' views 2 Oct 2015
2 October 2015 A new government report into fly-in fly-out (FIFO) resource projects in Queensland reveals little evidence of having considered...

QRC congratulates Women in Resources National Award winners 25 Sep 2015
The Queensland Resources Council has hailed the winners and finalists in the 2015 Women in Resources National Awards, held in Perth last night, as a...

QRC welcomes Santos GLNG production 24 Sep 2015
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche has welcomed the start of liquefied natural gas production at Santos GLNG on Curtis...

Queensland Resources Council pays tribute to outgoing Minister Ian Macfarlane 21 Sep 2015
21 September 2015 The Queensland Resources Council has paid tribute to outgoing Minister for Industry and Science, Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, praising...

Queensland says yes to jobs, no to delaying tactics 14 Sep 2015
14 September 2015 The Queensland Resources Council today published the pleas of well over 2,000 citizens who have called on the Federal...

‘Enough Is Enough’ jobs campaign gains momentum 9 Sep 2015
Queenslanders are standing up for resource sector jobs through an online petition that has kick-started a campaign to close the legal loopholes that...

Wanted: research students to advance coal mine rehabilitation 8 Sep 2015
8 September 2015 Two scholarships, each worth up to $35,000 a year, are up for grabs for students working on innovative ways to improve land...

Queenslanders can learn more about their top export earner 7 Sep 2015
7 September 2015 With preliminary Queensland coal export data pointing to the industry’s strongest ever July-August start to a financial year,...

Resource workers happy with choice 7 Sep 2015
7 September 2015 A new Queensland Resources Council survey of resource industry workers shows that better than four out of five employees would...

Red tape reduction welcome 4 Sep 2015
The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the Queensland Government’s proposal to cut red tape for the resources sector and to promote resource...

Queensland Resources Council launches jobs campaign 4 Sep 2015
4 September 2015 Residents in regional Queensland have been urged to get behind a new Queensland Resources Council campaign that stands up for...

Students learn about energy needs 3 Sep 2015
Close to 60 students from Blackwater, Emerald and North Rockhampton State High Schools are being educated today about global energy needs and...

Straddie mine closure spells disaster 31 Aug 2015
31 August 2015 The closure of sand mining operations would mean social and economic disaster for the North Stradbroke Island...

Securing Downs mine jobs a step closer 31 Aug 2015
31 August 2015 The release of the draft Environmental Authority for the New Acland Stage 3 project is an important milestone towards securing 435...

Students get first-hand look at engineering careers 28 Aug 2015
Year 10 students from Pittsworth State High School gained first-hand experience of the life of an engineer at a Queensland Minerals and Energy...

Nanango students engineering their future 27 Aug 2015
Year 10 students from Nanango State High School had the chance to step into the shoes of an engineer at a Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy...

Curtis Pitt support welcome 27 Aug 2015
27 August 2015 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the clarification from the Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt on ABC radio this morning...

Jobs for locals? Try 435 of them at New Acland Mine 26 Aug 2015
26 August 2015 In the media today Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt speaks about how keen he is for resource projects to deliver jobs for...

CQ University sparks science interest in teachers 21 Aug 2015
Central Queensland teachers became privy to the ever evolving world of science today when they participated in a Chemistry Teacher Professional...

QMEA students learn tricks of the trade 21 Aug 2015
An initiative of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) gave students the tools to explore trade career options at a ‘Toolkit for School...

Important milestone for securing Galilee Basin jobs 20 Aug 2015
20 August 2015 After the pummelling from anti-coal activists in the past few weeks, communities across central and north Queensland will take some...

Online system set to streamline approvals 19 Aug 2015
19 August 2015 Queensland Resources Council Deputy Chief Executive Greg Lane has congratulated Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony...

QRC calls for bipartisan support to fix legal loophole 18 Aug 2015
18 August 2015 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the federal government’s willingness to expose and stand-up to the wrecking tactics of...

Time for the community to stand up for their resources industry 18 Aug 2015
18 August 2015 Head of the peak industry body for Queensland's minerals and energy sector has called on those with skin in the game to help combat...

Students discover energy for the future 14 Aug 2015
Close to 100 students from Gladstone schools were educated yesterday about global energy needs and production in an ‘Energy for the Future’ event,...

Industry leaders use annual symposium to reaffirm their commitment to workplace health and safety 13 Aug 2015
Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive, Michael Roche, will address a Townsville Bulletin Business Breakfast presented by Townsville...

Wrecking tactics starting to backfire 7 Aug 2015
The anti-coal activists’ victory because of the skink and the snake and a technical legal loophole has probably done the resources industry a huge...

Helping hands of our future 7 Aug 2015
Students from Wadja Wadja Aboriginal Community High School in Woorabinda discovered opportunities available in the resources sector yesterday with a...

Students explore career pathways in Biloela 5 Aug 2015
A trade career is one step closer for 20 students from Biloela and Moura State High Schools after the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA)...

Activists capitalise on legal loopholes to delay billions in investment 5 Aug 2015
5 August 2015 Legal loopholes are paving the way for anti-coal activists to delay billions of dollars in investment and thousands of jobs in...

Resource industry leaders to collaborate on safety risks 4 Aug 2015
Ahead of the Queensland resources sector’s annual health and safety conference in Townsville on 16-18 August, industry leaders have met to reaffirm...

Gladstone students meet industry leaders 4 Aug 2015
Gladstone’s Chanel College students are dipping their toes into Queensland’s resources sector today at the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy...

Gladstone students step out of school and into resources sector 4 Aug 2015
4 August 2015 School’s out for Gladstone students today as they step into the shoes of a person working in the resources sector. About 50...

Governments must decide: economic development or appease the activists 30 Jul 2015
30 July 2015 Governments in Australia need to come to grips with the fact that appeasing anti-resources activists will have one certain outcome:...

New zinc mine defies tough times 29 Jul 2015
The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the MMG Limited announcement of the approval of its Dugald River project, which will make it one of the top...

Industry survey highlights regulatory uncertainty 21 Jul 2015
21 July 2015 Rising concerns over ‘regulatory uncertainty’ have been reported by resource company CEOs in the Queensland Resources Council’s...

Government moves to restore activists’ right to clog Land Court 16 Jul 2015
Last night, the Queensland Government introduced to parliament changes to laws that could pave the way for vexatious litigants to delay projects, tie...

Queensland FIFO inquiry (opening statement) 15 Jul 2015
15 July 2015 The full members of the Queensland Resources Council are responsible for 100 percent of the state’s coal production, more than 90...

No frills budget: solid, innovative and responsible 14 Jul 2015
Treasurer Curtis Pitt's first budget is notable for the fact that it delivers on the ALP's election promises while also producing a substantial...

Opening statement House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment:Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations 14 Jul 2015
I would like to thank the committee for asking the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) to appear today to speak on behalf of our members. QRC is...

Opening Statement on Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 13 Jul 2015
QRC welcomes the opportunity to appear before the committee today and provide feedback on this very important piece of legislation, which featured...

Opportunity in the pipeline for Queenslanders 8 Jul 2015
Gas-fired growth is a perfect recipe for future Queensland jobs, both in the resources sector and downstream in manufacturing. Chief Executive...

Resources heavy lifters of economy 8 Jul 2015
The resources sector remains the heavy lifter in the economy with coal exports reaching a record-breaking 219.4 million tonnes for the 2014-15...

Reef efforts gain global nod of approval 1 Jul 2015
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) has delivered a vote of confidence in Australia’s ongoing management of the iconic Great Barrier Reef with...

Resources sector targets local business growth 29 Jun 2015
Queensland’s resources sector continues to seek ways to expand opportunities for local business. In 2013-14 the resources sector made purchases of...

Students rev up recycled bikes and turn their minds to mines 29 Jun 2015
Students from across Queensland will gather in Mount Isa this week where they will recycle old bikes and hot them up in the process, and help solve...

Resources sector welcomes report card for Fitzroy waterway 26 Jun 2015
Good results for water quality across freshwater catchments and the estuary show agriculture and mining can work together to minimise their impacts...

Activists split on reef decision 26 Jun 2015
In the face of next week’s decision by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) on whether to place the Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’, green groups...

Climate Council short sighted on long-term coal need 24 Jun 2015
24 June 2015 A report pitching gloom and doom for the future of coal is short sighted in its analysis of the long-term global energy...

Economic infrastructure: core government business 23 Jun 2015
23 June 2015 Queensland’s resources sector is calling on state and federal governments to revive a tradition of prudent economic infrastructure...

TAI dusts off its dodgy data 22 Jun 2015
A report by an anti-mining 'think tank' claiming that the Australian resources sector is ripping money from state coffers has been exposed as nothing...

QMEA students swap uniforms for lab coats 21 Jun 2015
Students from four Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) schools will swap uniforms for lab coats this week when they join their year 11 and...

Resources sector committed to employees’ health 18 Jun 2015
Queensland’s resources sector will carefully examine the findings of a West Australian inquiry into the mental health impact on fly-in-fly-out...

Northern Australia plan: challenges and opportunity 18 Jun 2015
Queensland’s peak resources sector body says the Commonwealth Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia released today provides a...

Students swap books for welding torches and beakers 17 Jun 2015
Townsville students swapped their pens for welding torches and beakers today to experience first-hand careers in the resources sector. For the...

Global perceptions risk to Queensland 17 Jun 2015
17 June 2015 Queensland risked losing major projects by fueling poor perceptions of its investment attractiveness, Queensland Resources Council...

On 'the end of coal' - Four Corners, ABC TV 16 Jun 2015
Brendan Pearson – Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia Michael Roche – Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council As Master of...

Sparks fly at Spinifex State College 16 Jun 2015
Mount Isa students swapped their pens for welding torches and Bunsen burners today to experience first-hand the careers available in the resources...

Future bright for Queensland coal as export records tumble 15 Jun 2015
The Queensland coal industry is on track to break new records with international markets set to grow in the face of growing energy demands. ...

Reef health floats above politics 10 Jun 2015
The 40th meeting of the Great Barrier Reef ministerial forum held in Brisbane today is another display of the state and federal government’s...

Queensland mining women win prestigious scholarships 10 Jun 2015
Three Queenslanders have won prestigious scholarships that are designed to encourage the attraction and retention of women to the resources...

Students see science in the real world 5 Jun 2015
Students from Wandoan, Taroom and Miles schools had a taste of how maths and science are applied in the real world this week when coal industry...

Taxpayers subsidising activists to trash sustainable development 5 Jun 2015
5 June 2015 The Queensland Resources Council has repeated its call for greater transparency and stricter legislation to cover the activities of...

Response to FIFO report welcomed 4 Jun 2015
The federal government’s response to the Windsor inquiry into long-distance commuting arrangements in the resources sector is considered and...

Expanding young minds
Pittsworth and Millmerran students had a taste of how maths and science are applied in the real world Yesterday in an Expand Your Mind...

News from the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy 3 Jun 2015
Read about all the latest activities in the 34 QMEA schools throughout Queensland. The QMEA, an industry/government partnership provides pathways...

Rocky students get inside running on science and engineering careers
Rockhampton students had a sneak peak of what it’s like to work in science or engineering in the resources sector yesterday.(Wednesday 3...

Ports Bill makes regulation among the world's toughest 3 Jun 2015
3 June 2015 The Sustainable Ports Bill introduced by the Queensland Government today will make Queensland’s ports regulations amongst the toughest...

Students swap lunch boxes for tool boxes 3 Jun 2015
Rockhampton students will hear about swapping their lunch boxes for tool boxes when they meet with real live tradies today. Students who aspire to...

Industry and government boost indigenous employment 2 Jun 2015
A successful indigenous employment program in the state’s resources sector is set to continue with the announcement last night of $200,000 in...

Prestigious award for indigenous employment advocates 2 Jun 2015
Two Brisbane men have been recognised for their advocacy for the employment of indigenous people in Queensland’s resources sector in the annual...

BMA wins gong for indigenous recruitment strategy 2 Jun 2015
The determination of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) to recruit more indigenous people to its Queensland operations has been recognised in the...

Prestigious award for indigenous business 2 Jun 2015
A Camooweal business, which has trained about 500 indigenous people for jobs in the resources sector has been recognised in the prestigious...

Mount Isa woman wins prestigious indigenous award 2 Jun 2015
A Mount Isa woman who was the first woman in her family to receive a nationally-recognised qualification, has been acclaimed in the annual Queensland...

Resources workers need to be heard by FIFO Inquiry 1 Jun 2015
A survey of 2300 of the state’s resource industry workers demonstrated that the workers want to be able to choose whether to live in resource...

Government and industry reef efforts recognised 29 May 2015
The advisers to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO have recognised Australia’s huge strides in the management of the Great Barrier Reef...

Taking science to the extreme 29 May 2015
Brisbane students will have first-hand experience of some extreme science in Brisbane today. About 160 students will participate in The ATSE...

Teachers going to water 28 May 2015
A water treatment plant seems an unlikely place to brush up on your science, but Surat region teachers will tour the local facility today to help...

Expanding young minds 28 May 2015
Resources sector professionals will give local students some first-hand experience of careers in the sector when they visit Alexandra Hills State...

Students to bust dam codes 25 May 2015
Gladstone students will today learn how to write computer codes to remotely regulate water in dams. The practical exercise lead by CQU academics...

Resources careers percolate at cafe 25 May 2015
High achieving Blackwater students will be infused with knowledge of resources sector careers during a careers café today. The 50 years 8 and 9...

Digging deep to unearth success in mining ventures 21 May 2015
New light has been shone on the pathway to success for mineral exploration ventures in Australia. Researchers from QUT’s Australian Centre for...

It’s all about girls 21 May 2015
Gladstone girls will be encouraged to consider careers in the male-dominated resources sector today when women working in resources companies give...

Resources sector ready to roll up sleeves for economy 21 May 2015
The resources sector is ready to partner with the state government to help turn around Queensland's fortunes, following the release today of sobering...

Resources careers percolate at cafe 21 May 2015
Alexandra Hills students will be infused with knowledge of resources sector careers during a careers café today (21 May). About 120 students from...

Activists and their financiers clueless on energy poverty 20 May 2015
Queensland’s peak resources sector body says today’s Australian Financial Review story highlighting the contribution of Wotif millionaire Graeme Wood...

Study to pave way for environment protection as well as jobs 19 May 2015
Queensland’s peak resources sector body says an environmental impact study for the next stage of the Abbot Point port expansion will provide...

Toolooa students explore resourceful careers 18 May 2015
Students from Toolooa State High School have been encouraged to explore careers in the resources sector after hearing first-hand from industry...

Queensland becomes world player in gas supply 15 May 2015
Today’s official launch of QGC’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project by the Premier in Gladstone celebrates Queensland’s debut as a major player in...

Michael Roche Budget comment 13 May 2015
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche has released the following video statement on the federal budget. It covers comment on...

Big budget win for northern Queensland infrastructure 12 May 2015
The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the federal government’s announcement of a $5 billion infrastructure initiative for northern Australia in...

Rugby to rocket science for Moura students 12 May 2015
From a Broncos home game to rocket science and medical engineering, 18 Moura State High School students will this week sample life beyond the central...

Resourceful robots go to school 12 May 2015
About 150 Gladstone students will be visited by robots this week when a world leader in technology education visits their schools. Click below for...

Celebrity ignorance the real danger to the reef 11 May 2015
Virgin founder Richard Branson has joined the list of celebrities duped into promoting an irresponsible campaign to have the Great Barrier Reef...

Reef plans based on fact not NGO fiction 7 May 2015
7 May 2015 Today we welcome the announcements from federal and state governments who are getting on with job of dealing with the top priority...

Misleading coal dust report deeply flawed 7 May 2015
A coal dust report by anti-coal activist group Clean Air Queensland (CAQ) is deeply flawed and misleading according to the peak body for the state’s...

FIFO panel points to fact-based review 7 May 2015
The Queensland Resources Council welcomes Palaszczuk Government’s appointment of a well-qualified and representative panel to review the key drivers...

Resources sector troubled by MP’s mining attack 6 May 2015
Queensland’s peak resources sector body says it is deeply troubled by the unjustified attack on the coal mining industry by the Member for Mirani Jim...

Cost cutting puts Queensland resources sector back in the game 4 May 2015
Queensland’s resources sector is beginning to regain its global competitiveness according to the latest State of the Sector report released by the...

Partnership to help local recruitment 1 May 2015
Leading mining services company Downer EDI Limited says recruitment of people from local communities will be enhanced through a partnership with the...

Good chemistry for Gladstone students 1 May 2015
About 160 students at Gladstone’s Chanel College saw first-hand how chemistry is used in the real world today when Discipline Lead for Chemistry,...

Mining boom has positive impact on tourism 27 Apr 2015
A report by the Australian Government shows that the mining boom has had positive impacts on Queensland’s tourism. Chief Executive of the...

Abbot Point expansion set to boost jobs 17 Apr 2015
17 April 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the news that the Abbot Point port expansion is one step closer with the referral...

White Paper energy blueprint amber on fuel security 8 Apr 2015
8 April 2015 The federal government’s blueprint for Australia’s energy future is a plan for future investment, but a missed opportunity for...

FIFO inquiry sets stage for informed policy 31 Mar 2015
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says it is hopeful the latest government inquiry into non-residential workforces (FIFO) will deliver an...

Report old news for new reef plan 25 Mar 2015
25 March 2015 Statement by Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche A dredging report that has been released today...

REEF 2050 plan charts future course for GBR health 21 Mar 2015
21 March 2015 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the release by the Australian and Queensland governments of a plan that charts a future...

Reef in-danger ruling bad news for Queensland economy 19 Mar 2015
19 March 2015 Statement by Michael Roche, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council An expert, independent risk analysis...

Already high bar set even higher for dredging 16 Mar 2015
The Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt today announced proposed new rules banning the disposal of capital dredge material in the Great Barrier...

Judge uranium projects on their merits 15 Mar 2015
Media reports today that the Queensland Labor Government proposes to reinstate a ban on uranium mining is disappointing but not surprising. ...

Resources sector mourns loss of one of its own 13 Mar 2015
The head of Queensland’s peak resources sector body says the sector is saddened by yesterday’s death of a man at Blackwater Mine in Central...

Activists’ claims reveal modus operandi 13 Mar 2015
13 March 2015 Green groups have shown their hand in the wake of the Queensland Government’s decision for the onshore disposal of dredge material...

Government's decisive action to progress Abbot Point expansion 11 Mar 2015
11 March 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the Queensland Government’s decisive action for the onshore disposal of dredge...

Award for companies making dreams come true for indigenous women 6 Mar 2015
Two resources sector companies who have helped make dreams such as home ownership a reality for indigenous women in Central Queensland have been...

Ground breaking haul truck driver paves way for other women 6 Mar 2015
A Weipa woman who has paved the way for more females to take the controls of giant haul trucks, has been recognised in Queensland’s prestigious...

All roads led to mining for award winning Central Queensland woman 6 Mar 2015
From driving haul trucks to managing multi-million dollar mine projects, nothing daunts Mackay woman Sandy Newman who was today among the winners of...

Leading resources woman recognised for boosting female numbers 6 Mar 2015
A woman who has been at the forefront of attracting more women to Queensland’s resources sector has been recognised in the 10th annual Queensland...

Top award for Peabody Energy director 6 Mar 2015
A Brisbane woman who didn’t imagine working in the resources sector when she left school, has won top honours in Queensland’s prestigious 10th annual...

EDTI does it 4 Mar 2015
4 March 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) have congratulated Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane...

ABS: Resources move from investment to exports 4 Mar 2015
4 March 2015 Official figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today reflect Queensland’s minerals and energy sector’s move from...

Red carpet ready for women in resources awards 24 Feb 2015
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United states on coal contribution 23 Feb 2015
23 February 2015 Putting aside traditional rivalries, Queensland and New South Wales are united on the significance of their respective black coal...

Election aftermath, resources outlook and taxpayer-funded activism 20 Feb 2015
QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche's address to Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) Brisbane dinner, Hilton Hotel, Brisbane.

Resources sector committed to safety 18 Feb 2015
18 February 2015 Queensland’s peak resources body says the safety of the people working in the sector remains its highest priority. Chief...

Michael Roche - doorstop interview 17 Feb 2015
QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche speaks to journalists following an industry stakeholder briefing with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Election of ALP state government 13 Feb 2015
13 February On behalf of the Queensland Resources Council, I wish to congratulate Annastacia Palaszczuk and her ALP team on being invited by the...

Political uncertainty could derail Great Barrier Reef negotiations 11 Feb 2015
10 February 2015 As reported on the flagship current affairs program, with uncertainty over who will take the reins of power in Queensland,...

ALP shift on FIFO mines 4 Feb 2015
4 February 2015 Today’s confirmation by senior spokesperson Ms Jackie Trad that a Palaszczuk ALP government will not review existing ‘100% FIFO’...

GBR does not rate in-danger listing 2 Feb 2015
2 February 2015 The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the release of a report that shows the Great Barrier Reef is the best managed ecosystem...

High level backing for resources sector 29 Jan 2015
29 January 2015 High-level backing for the Queensland Resources Council’s state election policy agenda has been received from both the LNP and...

Jobs threatened by ALP pandering 23 Jan 2015
23 January 2015 Today’s announcement that a Palaszczuk ALP government would look at overturning approvals for a heavily amended life extension...

State of the Sector Report – December quarter 2014 21 Jan 2015
Green mist threat to economy, lifestyle With the real prospect of preference deals playing an important role in the election outcome, the...

Statement by QRC chief executive on ALP plan for Galilee Basin 20 Jan 2015
Over the course of this election campaign Labor has made a series of announcements on the Galilee Basin and the Abbot Point port, which leaves the...

Statement by QRC Chief Executive in response to broadcaster Alan Jones 19 Jan 2015
New South Wales broadcaster Alan Jones is undermining Queensland jobs after his denigrating comments about the minerals and energy sector during his...

QRC economic contribution analysis 15 Jan 2015
Comments from the Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, Michael Roche, in response to criticisms of the QRC's economic contribution...

Bipartisan support for reef relief 14 Jan 2015
14 January 2015 The peak industry body representing the state’s minerals and energy exporters has welcomed the ALP’s support for a concerted...

Record coal exports confirm importance to Queensland 13 Jan 2015
UPDATED 15 January 2015 Record coal exports from Queensland of almost 216 million tonnes in 2014 have reaffirmed the importance of the industry to...

Every state electorate a resources winner 12 Jan 2015
12 January 2015 Premier Campbell Newman and Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk have more than one billion reasons to thank the resources...

ALP plan a case of back to the future? 11 Jan 2015
11 January 2015 Queensland's resources sector peak body has reacted cautiously to the Australian Labor Party's plan to operate a government with...

Industry extends live dust monitoring 9 Jan 2015
9 January 2015 Live air quality monitoring at Brisbane’s Cannon Hill railway station will continue through to 2016 as part of a package of...

Global competitiveness central to state election 6 Jan 2015
6 January 2015 Ensuring Queensland has a globally competitive resources sector is the central theme of a 2015 Queensland Election Agenda released...