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Aug 19, 2016
Parliamentary inquiry into re-emergence of ‘black lung’ in Queensland

Parliamentary inquiry into re-emergence of ‘black lung’ in Queensland

The State Government will establish a Parliamentary inquiry into the re-emergence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or ‘black lung’ disease, in Queensland. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said he was responding to stakeholder input. “I have listened to the workers, to the industry, to the doctors, to my departmental advisors and independent experts,”… ...

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Aug 18, 2016
Cape York road contracts awarded

Cape York road contracts awarded

Koppens Developments and Robinson Civil Constructions FNQ have won contracts to seal a further 35km of the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) this year as part of the Cape York Region Package (CYRP) of works. The joint announcement was made by Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester, Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark… ...

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Aug 17, 2016
Komatsu releases PC7000 next-generation mining shovel

Komatsu releases PC7000 next-generation mining shovel

Komatsu Australia has released its “next generation” in mining shovels, the PC7000, a 700 tonne class machine available in face shovel and backhoe configurations. It is matched to plus-200 tonne trucks such as Komatsu’s 830E, 860E and 930E haul units. According to Michael Hall, Komatsu Australia’s National Product Manager, the new PC7000 – which had… ...

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Aug 17, 2016
Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation Tech Expo – Townsville

Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation Tech Expo – Townsville

See who was there by clicking the link below https://www.i-q.net.au/gallery/institute-of-instrumentation-control-and-automation-tech-expo-townsville    … ...

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Aug 17, 2016
Work to begin on Mackay Ring Road

Work to begin on Mackay Ring Road

The route for the proposed Mackay Ring Road on the Bruce Highway has been finalised and major construction works should kick off early next year, according to Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester. The Australian Government has committed up to $448 million to the Bruce Highway – Mackay Ring Road – Stage 1 project, with the… ...

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Aug 17, 2016
Cloncurry Shire appoints new CEO

Cloncurry Shire appoints new CEO

Cloncurry Shire Council has appointed a new chief executive officer, Ben Milligan – who will be taking up the role in October, replacing David Neeves. “Ben brings to council a wealth of experience and knowledge in local government and the mining sector,” Mayor Greg Campbell said. “I believe Ben will be an asset to Cloncurry and… ...

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Aug 16, 2016
Current Federal Government tenders

Current Federal Government tenders

The Department of Defence is issuing tenders for aircraft pavement and ground lighting and spacial and acoustic services, among others. That’s just a taste of services and consumables needed by Federal Government Departments. Be quick though. Some close Thursday 18 August. Go to https://www.tenders.gov.au… ...

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Aug 16, 2016
Thargomindah airport project set for take-off

Thargomindah airport project set for take-off

Thargomindah’s air terminal is about to undergo a spruce-up to the tune of $700,000 in a Bulloo Shire Council project kicking off next month. Demolition of the existing structure is expected to begin in late September, preparing the site for construction work from early November, according to council chief executive officer Edwina Marks. The aerodrome… ...

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Aug 16, 2016
New test work for Tick Hill tailings project

New test work for Tick Hill tailings project

New test work is hoped to reduce extraction costs for proposed tailings reprocessing at the old Tick Hill gold mine, 110km south-east of Mount Isa. The site was mined in the 1990s by Carpentaria Gold – producing 513,333 ounces of gold from 705,000 tonnes of ore at a recovered grade of 22.6 g/t gold. Under… ...

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