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Feb 01, 2016
Anglo’s polar opposite Q4 thermal and met coal production run

Anglo’s polar opposite Q4 thermal and met coal production run

Anglo American reported a drop in thermal coal exports of more than 20 per cent in the last quarter of last year to 7.7mt. Overall thermal coal exports for the year were down only two per cent to 33.6mt. Metallurgical coal was up 11 per cent for the same fourth quarter production but only up… ...

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Feb 01, 2016
Refinery head speaks out in defence of Palmer

Refinery head speaks out in defence of Palmer

The managing director of Queensland Nickel (QN) has launched a defence of the refinery’s owner in the face of an extended coverage of Clive Palmer’s actions leading up to the declaration of voluntary administration. The $6m-plus legacy owed to more than 230 staff made redundant is in question. This is in the face of moves by… ...

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Feb 01, 2016
A bit of trivia – older drivers rule the roads

A bit of trivia – older drivers rule the roads

Our drivers are more likely to be older than younger. Eighty-year-old-plus Australians are now more likely to drive than 18-24 year-olds, the latest national data from Roy Morgan shows. Over the past eight years, the proportion of Australians aged 80-plus who get behind the wheel has steadily increased—while 18-24 year-olds have become less inclined to… ...

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Jan 31, 2016
School build launches $60m project blitz

School build launches $60m project blitz

Site works are due to start as soon as this week for the new Cairns Special School as a $60 million accelerated works program kicks off in Far North Queensland. Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said Hutchinson Builders signed off on the school contract last week, with construction to be completed this year…. ...

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Jan 29, 2016
Homeground wins APLNG shutdown work

Homeground wins APLNG shutdown work

Homeground Gladstone has entered into an exclusive accommodation agreement with ConocoPhillips, downstream operator of the Australia Pacific LNG facility, to meet shutdown workforce requirements. Homeground, a Decmil Group subsidiary, also currently provides shutdown accommodation for Rio Tinto’s Yarwun bauxite refinery in Gladstone. Decmil Group chief executive officer and managing director Scott...

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Jan 28, 2016
Telco targets Charlie gas development

Telco targets Charlie gas development

Queensland-based March IT is targeting businesses working on QGC’s $1.7 billion Charlie gas development as it rolls out new remote telecommunications services in the Surat Basin. Director – business development Geoff Marsh described SuratConnect, launched this week, as a natural evolution to expand March IT’s offering in the region. The initial product rollout had focused… ...

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Jan 27, 2016
Transport tweak brings loads of benefit

Transport tweak brings loads of benefit

Larger loads can be trucked within a 15km radius of the Port of Townsville following the introduction of a Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS). The MIMS offers a mass concession for transportation of containerised freight from the Port of Townsville; providing permits for containers to be transported to facilities where the load can be redistributed… ...

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Jan 27, 2016
Mt Carlton shines for Evolution Mining

Mt Carlton shines for Evolution Mining

A bumper quarter at Mt Carlton in North Queensland helped gold miner Evolution end 2015 on a high note, with a record 203,700 ounces produced across its operations in the three months to December 31. The company’s new mines, Cowal in New South Wales and Mungari in Western Australia, also contributed greatly to the good… ...

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Jan 26, 2016
Queensland Training Awards open for 2016

Queensland Training Awards open for 2016

Nominations are open for the 55th annual Queensland Training Awards, with a new category added for 2016. Queensland Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath said the awards were an important part of the Palaszczuk Government’s skills and employment agenda. “These awards celebrate all that is great about training in Queensland,” she said. “We want to… ...

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