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Nov 26, 2020
Queensland braces for heatwave conditions

Queensland braces for heatwave conditions

Southern Queensland is set to swelter from this weekend as severe to extreme heatwave conditions move across large parts of southern and eastern Australia in coming days. ‘Records could tumble as temperatures reach the mid 40s,’ the Bureau of Meteorology tweeted BOM senior meteorologist Dean Narramore told ABC News that higher temperatures would strike the Channel Country, Mara...

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Nov 26, 2020
Forum to cover cracking line-up of NQ projects

Forum to cover cracking line-up of NQ projects

Key projects including Greenvale’s $800 million Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASTMI) facilities and the Ravenswood gold mine expansion will feature at the Townsville Industry Breakfast next month. The State Government-hosted event on December 8 offers insight into regional supply chain opportunities as well as local innovation and knowledge initiatives. The line-up...

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Nov 26, 2020
Crane to take port capability to new heights

Crane to take port capability to new heights

A new ship-to-shore crane standing almost 100m tall is set to boost capacity at Port of Townsville as part of a $30 million upgrade to its multi-user cargo handling facility. The Liebherr Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane is the first ship-to-shore crane purchased by the Port of Townsville since the 1970s and is due to arrive tomorrow. Once assembled, the crane is set to dwarf Townsvil...

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Nov 26, 2020
Casual mineworker case takes another turn

Casual mineworker case takes another turn

A landmark case on entitlements for casual mineworkers is set for another round in court after a decision which employers have welcomed and unionists described as a blow. The High Court of Australia today granted special leave for WorkPac to appeal the Federal Court’s Rossato decision. WorkPac v Rossato, like the earlier WorkPac v Skene decision, resulted in findings that the working ...

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Nov 26, 2020
Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Two MPs from North Queensland and Central Queensland will help lead the charge to promote the state as a national hydrogen industry hub. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni has announced the appointment of the Member for Mundingburra Les Walker and Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke as ‘hydrogen champions’. He said they would join Redlands MP Kim Ric...

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Nov 26, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From waste services to water truck hire, chemical collection to culvert construction and more, here is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 27 November 2020 12:00 PMCHRC010467: 2020T153C – Removal of Dwellings Central Highlands Regional CouncilFri, 27 November 2020 5:00 PMCHRC010391: 2020T147S Springsure Landfill Rehab Work&nbs...

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Nov 26, 2020
New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

Pure Minerals has announced a deal to supply battery maker Samsung SDI with nickel products from its Townsville plant. Samsung SDI is seeking to purchase up to 6000t per annum of contained nickel from the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) project. Pure Minerals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott said the company was consistently gaining traction with end users who viewed it as a p...

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Nov 26, 2020
New network aims to support LGBTQIA+ engineers

New network aims to support LGBTQIA+ engineers

Organisations across the engineering sector have launched a new network to support LGBTQIA+ professionals and allies in the workplace. The InterEngineer network aims to address issues showcased in the 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI)’s annual employee survey, which identified a 19 per cent decrease (compared to 2019) in the number of employees who were completely open about th...

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Nov 25, 2020
Ball rolling on business case for $215m water scheme

Ball rolling on business case for $215m water scheme

Cairns Regional Council is inviting Expressions of Interest for the development of preliminary business case for a new $215 million water supply project to the south of the city. The proposed Behana Mulgrave Water Supply Scheme consists of a new water intake and pumping station on the Mulgrave River at Gordonvale and a new water treatment plant located near Draper Road. The council said the...

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