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Jul 15, 2021
Low emission focus front of mind in resources

Low emission focus front of mind in resources

The majority of Queensland resources company chief executives are investing in low emission technology (LET) research and development, a new report shows. At the same time, 72 per cent of CEOs expected the demand for the state’s resources to grow in line as the world moved towards clean energy technologies. The Queensland Resources Council’s latest… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Jul 14, 2021
Austin Engineering announces new CEO

Austin Engineering announces new CEO

Austin Engineering has announced a new chief executive officer. David Singleton also takes over the managing director role, effective July 14, 2021.  Austin designs and manufactures customised dump truck bodies, buckets, water tanks, tyre handlers and other ancillary products utilised in the mining industry. The company has operations in Australia, Asia and north...

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Jul 14, 2021
Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire workers are treated like second-class citizens at Central Queensland coal operations, a Senate inquiry on job security has heard. Rockhampton-based pump crew operator Chad Stokes was among the individuals giving evidence yesterday on behalf of the CFMEU. “I’ve been in labour hire … for seven years. There just aren’t any permanent jobs being offered… ...

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Jul 14, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Mount Carbine, Bundarra exploration, Mount Chalmers, Thalanga operations and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. High-grade results at Mount Chalmers Final assays from the maiden diamond drilling program at Mount Chalmers near Rockhampton have returned outstanding copper, gold and polymetallic results, QMines reports. It comes after DDH1 Drilling completed an&...

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Jul 13, 2021
Millennium poised for August kick-off

Millennium poised for August kick-off

Mining is set to start in August at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine near Moranbah following completion of the site sale agreement between Peabody Energy Australia and new owner MetRes. MetRes is a 50/50 joint venture between M Resources and Stanmore Resources, which owns the nearby Isaac Plains coal operations. “We are excited to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only....

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Jul 13, 2021
Site death halts coal mine operations

Site death halts coal mine operations

BMA halted operations at the Goonyella Riverside mine near Moranbah after the death of a worker attributed to a medical emergency. A company spokesman said the worker had reported feeling unwell last night (Monday, July 12), sparking action from the site emergency response team, supported by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). “The safety and wellbeing… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jul 13, 2021
Resource community funding round open

Resource community funding round open

Applications have opened for project funding under Queensland’s $100 million Resources Community Infrastructure Fund.  Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said the fund would deliver infrastructure in regional communities that would improve livability, support jobs and provide a boost to the economy. “According to the QRC the resources sector employs around 84,000 workers...

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Jul 13, 2021
Albanese highlights labour hire concerns

Albanese highlights labour hire concerns

Australian Labor party leader Anthony Albanese has highlighted the pitfalls of workforce casualisation during a Bowen Basin visit that included a stop at Isaac Plains coal mine and the Moranbah Miners’ Memorial. Casualisation and increased use of labour hire had been undermining safety in the mining industry, Mr Albanese said. “Because non-permanent workers are far… This content...

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Jul 13, 2021
Job security hearings take mining focus

Job security hearings take mining focus

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network and mining union the CFMEU are among those due to front a public hearing today by the Senate Select Committee on Job Security. The committee is tasked with inquiring into and reporting on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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