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Jul 12, 2021
Electric transporters aid underground air quality

Electric transporters aid underground air quality

BMA’s Broadmeadow Mine has introduced two battery electric personnel transporters, in a move to help reduce diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure in underground workings. “Diesel machines create a real hazard in an underground mine and we’ve been on a journey over the past four years to reduce these DPM emissions in the ventilation system,” Broadmeadow… This content is for iQ...

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Jul 12, 2021
Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Mining group weighs in on curriculum debate

Proposed changes to Australia’s primary and secondary curriculum threaten the success of its world-leading minerals sector, a peak group says.A Minerals Council of Australia submission has urged the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to strengthen the earth sciences and mathematics curricula to educate more young Australians in STEM from an early age.”Encouragi...

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Jul 09, 2021
Minister to appeal decision finding duty of care in coal mine approval

Minister to appeal decision finding duty of care in coal mine approval

Federal Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has announced the Morrison Government’s intention to appeal the recent Federal Court judgment in relation to the Vickery Coal Mine decision. Following the handing down of orders by the Court yesterday, the Minister has now instructed the department to lodge a notice of appeal. In his initial Sharma v… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jul 09, 2021
Met coal leads a winning resources exports pack

Met coal leads a winning resources exports pack

It’s predicted there’ll be a 30 percent rise in returns from Metallurgical Coal in the next two years. Surging demand for steel across the globe has turbocharged exports of Queensland metallurgical coal, said Resources Minister Scott Stewart. “This report forecasts Australia’s revenue from metallurgical coal exports will skyrocket from $22 billion in 2020-21, to almost… This content is for ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Capcoal awards Bis long term logistics contract

Capcoal awards Bis long term logistics contract

Resources logistics provider, Bis, has won a new multi-year contract for Anglo American’s Capcoal operations near Middlemount in the mid-Bowen Basin. The off-road haulage, materials handling and site services contract is the latest in an ongoing relationship between Anglo American and Bis that spans more than 20 years. The contract sees Bis supply a tailored… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Jul 09, 2021
Native title recognised over a third of the state

Native title recognised over a third of the state

NAIDOC week has been recognised by the Palaszczuk Government which says native title is now recognised over 30 percent of the state. Queensland has resolved 156 native title claimant applications said Resources Minister Scott Stewart. “This equates to more than a third of all the claimant determinations in Australia,” he said. “Of those, 144 have… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Owner-operator model shows returns for Blair Athol

Owner-operator model shows returns for Blair Athol

Terracom is reporting good results from its Clermont operation in the northern Bowen Basin. It’s in a year that the company transitioned to owner-operator at Blair Athol. Initial predictions for a reduced result were turned around said Executive Chairman Craig Ransley. “The successful transition to owner operator occurred at the end of July 2020 with initial… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jul 08, 2021
Deadline for businesses to register for Check-In Qld App

Deadline for businesses to register for Check-In Qld App

Queensland business owners being urged to register for the Check-In Qld app, which becomes mandatory from tomorrow (Friday 9 July) at 1am. An additional 77,000 businesses had already signed up for the public safety device in the two weeks since said since the announcement was made as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan Roadmap, said… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Jul 08, 2021
Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

There’s a new standard that needs to be considered for the approvals of coal mines. Eight high school students have welcomed final orders in their historic court case that found the Federal Environment Minister has a duty to avoid causing children harm when approving a new coal project.   Sharma v Minister for the Environment In… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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