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Jun 25, 2021
Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

Contractor highlights insurance snub impact

BMD Constructions chief executive officer Scott Power has told an inquiry how the stance of insurers is threatening key infrastructure projects and Australia’s choice in what developments should go ahead. BMD came up against a brick wall during its annual insurance renewal process last year when it came to gaining cover for its work on… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jun 25, 2021
Fresh focus for surveyors in AIMS competition

Fresh focus for surveyors in AIMS competition

Mine surveyors have proven they have a good eye for photography in a competition sparked by the need to add visual appeal to an industry website. Two Bowen Basin offerings took out the top prizes after the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) launched a photo competition through the website www.minesurveyors.com.au “We desperately needed some… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jun 24, 2021
Bravus in the black at Carmichael

Bravus in the black at Carmichael

Bravus has exposed the first of the coal seams at the Carmichael project in Central Queensland, almost two years after receiving final approval to mine. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said it was an exciting day for the 2600-plus people on the project. “Throughout the last two years of construction and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Jun 23, 2021
Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

KPMG, in partnership with GHD and Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc, has been contracted to carry out a study for a new Bowen Basin gas pipeline. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the initial concept phase of the $5 million study was underway and would investigate potential pipeline and infrastructure to improve the delivery of Bowen… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland mem...

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Jun 23, 2021
Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

A range of mining-related skills has been added to Australia’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List in a move welcomed by resources bodies in the face of worsening skills shortages. Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA said many of the 22 new occupations added to the PMSOL, most notably chefs and mining, petroleum and geotechnical engineers,… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jun 23, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Kestrel Coal, Newlands mine, Hammer Metals and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Longwall operations resume at Kestrel South Longwall operations recommenced on Friday at the Kestrel South mine, north-east of Emerald, following an incident on June 6 that halted work. A company spokeswoman said Kestrel Coal had completed the… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jun 23, 2021
Capacity builds at damaged power plant

Capacity builds at damaged power plant

Two of the four generating units are back online at the Callide Power Station in Central Queensland after the May 25 turbine hall fire that caused a major outage across Queensland. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said unit B2 was brought back online at midday Tuesday. “The return of unit B2… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jun 22, 2021
Katter call for tighter controls on port owners

Katter call for tighter controls on port owners

Katter’s Australian Party founder Bob Katter says the push by Coalition MPs to impose tighter controls on the half-Chinese owned Newcastle Port should be extended to include Abbot Point in Central Queensland.  The Federal Member for Kennedy said the Adani-run coal port near Bowen should have the same circuit-breaker protections applied to protect the coal exporters… This content i...

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Jun 22, 2021
Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

The new Joy HRX 1000 is being billed as a hard rock sizer designed to push the envelope on where sizers can be successfully applied. Its high capacity and compact package make the HRX 1000 an excellent choice for hard rock underground or mobile applications, according to manufacturer Komatsu. Utilizing Joy pick technology, the HRX… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log...

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