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Sep 17, 2020
PM’s $1.9b backing for new energy technologies

PM’s $1.9b backing for new energy technologies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $1.9 billion investment package in new and emerging energy technologies to lower emissions and support jobs. It includes an extra $1.62 billion for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to invest, as well as expanding the focus of ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to back new technologies that will cut emissions in agri...

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Sep 17, 2020
Rocky forum to showcase region’s $4.6b project boom

Rocky forum to showcase region’s $4.6b project boom

Regional project work worth more than $4.6 billion will be the focus at the 2020 Major Projects Forum, hosted by Capricorn Enterprise next month. Taking place at Frenchville Sports Club, North Rockhampton, the event will be limited to 150 attendees due to COVID requirements. Among the presenters will be Queensland Economy Watch economist Gene Tunney, Queensland Resources Council chief execu...

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Sep 17, 2020
Great Northern flags big things from Big Rush

Great Northern flags big things from Big Rush

Great Northern Minerals says recent drilling has shown the potential to delineate a large gold resource at its Big Rush project south of Greenvale in North Queensland. Assays have returned high-grade results including a 24m intersection at 3.9g/t gold – with an 8m section that graded at 10.57g/t gold from a depth of 140m, and 32m at 3.89g/t gold – with a 4m section grading at 18.97...

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Sep 17, 2020
BHP to front Juukan Gorge inquiry

BHP to front Juukan Gorge inquiry

The parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of Indigenous heritage sites at Juukan Gorge is set to resume today with a public hearing featuring BHP. Northern Australia Committee Chair Warren Entsch said while the Juukan Gorge caves were destroyed by Rio Tinto, the protection of Indigenous heritage sites was important for mining companies operating across Australia. “The committee...

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Sep 16, 2020
Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart Truck enters new territory

Heart of Australia’s HEART 1 truck has made its first visit to the towns of Middlemount, Moura, Theodore and Banana as part of the organisation’s expanding service areas. Since commencing operations in October 2014, Heart of Australia has provided life-saving health services to regional Queenslanders aboard its customised specialist medical clinics-on-wheels, affectionately known a...

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Sep 16, 2020
Tablet breakthrough draws  honour for project lead

Tablet breakthrough draws honour for project lead

A Bowen Basin worker who played a key role in the development of an electronic tablet for underground coal mining has won recognition at the BHP 2020 Women in Resources National Awards. Larnie Mackay, Digital Transformation: Underground Project Lead for Anglo American in Moranbah, took the inaugural Maptek Women in Resources Technological Innovation Award. Innovation award winner Larnie Ma...

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Sep 16, 2020
Peak Downs engineer shines at national awards

Peak Downs engineer shines at national awards

A geotechnical engineer from BMA’s Peak Downs mine in the Bowen Basin has won the Exceptional Young Woman in Australian Resources Award for 2020. Kathryn Young was one of two Queensland winners when the prestigious Women in Resources National Awards were announced today. She took the Exceptional Young Woman honour for her impressive technical leadership, mentoring and strong advocacy ...

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Sep 16, 2020
Blue Energy fired up over federal gas focus

Blue Energy fired up over federal gas focus

Queensland gas developer Blue Energy says it is delighted at the Federal Government prioritising supplies from the North Bowen and Galilee basins, along with the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. The focus was part of a major gas plan announced yesterday to help underpin the nation’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery through the provision of reliable long-term gas supplies. Bl...

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Sep 16, 2020
Day of reflection takes new format in COVID-19 era

Day of reflection takes new format in COVID-19 era

Queensland’s annual memorial for fallen mine workers will be livestreamed online for the general public for the first time in 2020. The official 2020 Miners Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the State Miners Memorial at Redbank on Saturday, September 19 at 10.30am. A closed-set, professionally staged production of the service will be live-streamed to the public as a Resources Safety &...

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