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Jul 01, 2021
Glencore pays out in Queensland

Glencore pays out in Queensland

Glencore is reporting it paid Australian governments $1.9B in the 2020 period. The figure is released in the 2020 ‘Payments to Governments’ report. The diversified minerals company paid $179.318m in taxes on income, $500.083m royalties, $28.890m in fees. Related: Anglo’s annual Australian payout more than $4000 million The Australian Tax  Office was paid more than $182m… This cont...

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Jul 01, 2021
New minimum wage

New minimum wage

The minimum wage increase has taken affect. The Fair Work Ombudsman is reminding employers that the national minimum wage is now $20.33 per hour (up from $19.84) or $772.60 per week (up from $753.80). On 16 June 2021, the Fair Work Commission announced  a 2.5 per cent increase to the national minimum wage, following its Annual Wage… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Jul 01, 2021
Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

Loan facilitates the creation of hundreds of jobs

More than 500 new mining jobs are closer to fruition following the announcement of a loan to Olive Downs owners Pembroke. Olive Downs is a metallurgical coal lease located 40 kms southeast of Moranbah. The Federal Government has approved a loan of $175 million to support the mine’s first stage of development which includes rail, and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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Jul 01, 2021
Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

Resources remain stalwart as lockdowns spread

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reiterated the importance of an operational mining industry during the pandemic. It’s in the wake of the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) update showing resources and energy exports have hit a high of $310 million. Locked down – Newmont’s Granites Mine in the Tanami Desert Newmont this week locked down… This content is for iQ...

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Jun 30, 2021
Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Road building drives jobs and stimulates business in Isaac budget

Isaac Regional Council has adopted a multi-million-dollar road infrastructure budget to improve the region’s local network and support jobs. A total of $15.7M roads investment will be delivered as part of Council’s 2021-22 Budget. The 13 major projects will stimulate the local economy and deliver better roads for Isaac region’s ratepayers, said Mayor Anne Baker…. This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jun 30, 2021
Widespread Covid-19 restrictions in force

Widespread Covid-19 restrictions in force

The majority of the Queensland population is in lockdown this morning as a response to the latest Covid-19 scare. A three day lockdown for the south east corner and Townsville including Magnet and Palm Islands has started and will be reviewed again on Friday. There have been four new cases reported taking total number of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Regist...

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Jun 29, 2021
Austin Engineering downsizes in Mackay

Austin Engineering downsizes in Mackay

Austin Engineering is downsizing in Mackay in a move that involves job losses. The company has also flagged further redundancies in the near future. The company has announced it is consolidating its two operations. The Mackay businesses primarily deliver onsite and offsite repair, maintenance, and machining/line boring services, as well as local sales support for… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jun 29, 2021
Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

Northern regional centre forced into Covid lockdown

COVID restrictions have been extended across a greater area of the state. A FiFo worker from Ipswich is among two positive cases identified today. It was the second among a group of 170 Brisbane-based miners who had been working on site in the Northern Territory. They were exposed by another miner who flew in from… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jun 29, 2021
Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Resource areas are left out of the reconstructed COVID-19 measures which come into force today (Tuesday 29 June). But resource workers who have been in the south-east in the last 14 days are required to follow the reinstated restrictions. Related: Exposure sites in Queensland There were three new cases reported on the weekend including one… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members...

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