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Dec 21, 2020
Christmas Q&A – Glenda Kirk

Christmas Q&A – Glenda Kirk

Glenda Kirk is North Queensland branch president of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ). She joined iQ for a quick Christmas Q&A…. What are your goals and expectations for your organisation and industry in 2021?  In 2021, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) will be launching its inaugural Every Comm...

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Dec 21, 2020
Christmas Q&A – Kate Dickson

Christmas Q&A – Kate Dickson

Kate Dickson is Queensland manager for the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC). She joined iQ for a quick Christmas Q&A…. What are your goals and expectations for your organisation and industry in 2021? The goal of our organisation is that the interests of explorers, emerging miners and producers become top priority for governments and are supported and valued by th...

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Dec 21, 2020
Christmas Q&A – Ben Harris

Christmas Q&A – Ben Harris

Ben Harris is executive director of Queensland-based specialist vehicle hire company FleetCrew. He joined iQ for a quick Christmas Q&A…. What are your goals and expectations for your organisation and industry in 2021?  We are optimistic about the year ahead and are ready to support our customers with the supply of our rental vehicles.   Name one regulatory burden...

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Dec 21, 2020
Christmas Q&A – Nigel de Veth

Christmas Q&A – Nigel de Veth

Nigel de Veth is chief executive officer with Roc-Drill, which has just started work on the Ravenswood Gold expansion project. He joined iQ for a quick Christmas Q&A…. What are your goals and expectations for your organisation and industry in 2021?  Roc-Drill will grow and develop our businesses and continue go above and beyond to exceed client expectations while providing a ...

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Dec 21, 2020
Resources and energy report holds a mixed bag

Resources and energy report holds a mixed bag

The latest Resources and Energy Quarterly forecast holds a mixed bag of results. Pressure on coal and energy prices is offset by gains in iron ore and gold. That’s likely to be the case for the next few years according to the report. The forecast is also bullish about base metals. The outlook for Australia’s resource and energy exports had improved over the past three months...

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Dec 18, 2020
Anglo active in addressing mine safety concerns

Anglo active in addressing mine safety concerns

Anglo American says it is continuing to respond to the Grosvenor mine gas incident, which left five men injured, including through investing in the acceleration of technology to improve safety in underground mining. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry established to look into the May 6 underground explosion published Part 1 of its report online this week (available HERE). Anglo Amer...

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Dec 18, 2020
Ausmex firms plans for Comstock gold start

Ausmex firms plans for Comstock gold start

Ausmex Mining Group is continuing to head for an early 2021 start to production at its Comstock gold mine, after a final draft feasibility study indicating a ‘highly robust return on investment’. Comstock is an historical high-grade gold mine that forms part of the Golden Mile project area and lies about 500m north of the Ausmex flagship Mount Freda project near Cloncurry. Aus...

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Dec 18, 2020
Board of Inquiry delivers early findings

Board of Inquiry delivers early findings

A key coal mining safety report has highlighted the need to transform the Queensland Mines Inspectorate into ‘an employer of choice’ and for companies to better recognise the seriousness of methane exceedances. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry was established to look into an underground explosion which injured five men at Anglo American’s Grosvenor mine on May 6, ...

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Dec 18, 2020
Martinus muscles up to deliver CQ rail network

Martinus muscles up to deliver CQ rail network

Forty new Martinus-branded ballast wagons recently arrived at Port of Mackay, on their way to help deliver one of Australia’s largest track projects – the Carmichael Rail Network. Bravus Mining and Resources this week announced that contractors had started laying track for the 200km railway line needed to connect its Carmichael coal mine in Central Queensland to port. Australia...

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