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Jan 14, 2020
Awards shine light on exceptional women

Awards shine light on exceptional women

The Queensland Resources Council has revealed the finalists for the 2020 Resources Awards for Women. A scholarship for an MBA from the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) will go to the winner of the Exceptional Woman category, and all other categories will receive a $5000 scholarship from AIM. “These awards play a pivotal role in our sector’s efforts to bring better gender bal...

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Jan 14, 2020
Will you lose your cover under new insurance laws?

Will you lose your cover under new insurance laws?

Sponsored … New Government legislation has introduced more changes to the insurance cover provided within superannuation. Under the Putting Members’ Interests First legislation, from 1 April 2020 super funds will no longer be able to provide insurance cover for: Members with an account balance that has not totalled $6,000 or more since 1 November 2019New members aged under 25 who...

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Jan 14, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From plant hire to pump stations, cleaning to CCTV technology and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing on Description Issued By Tue, 25 February 2020 2:00 PM IRC009443: Provision of Plumbing Services Preferred Supplier Arrangement (PSA)  Isaac Regional Council Tue, 25 February 2020 2:00 PM IRC009449...

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Jan 14, 2020
‘Game-changing’ data for copper project’s prospects

‘Game-changing’ data for copper project’s prospects

Castillo Copper has delved into historical data for its Mount Oxide project, revealing intercepts of up to 28.4 per cent copper from a supergene ore body. The review of data for the Big One deposit and Boomerang Mine within the project verifies they are highly prospective priority targets, the company says. It has described the results as a game-changing development that enhance Mount Oxide...

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Jan 14, 2020
EMR Capital in $300m sale talks for Ravenswood gold

EMR Capital in $300m sale talks for Ravenswood gold

– Update Jan 15 – Sale confirmed, new owners committed to Ravenswood Expansion Project Details: https://www.i-q.net.au/main/green-light-for-300m-ravenswood-gold-mine-sale Resolute Mining has confirmed it is in advanced negotiations to sell its Ravenswood gold operations to EMR Capital for up to $300 million. In an announcement to the ASX today, the gold producer said it...

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Jan 14, 2020
Curragh death probe after mine worker crushed

Curragh death probe after mine worker crushed

Investigations are continuing after 33-year-old Thiess employee Donald Rabbitt was killed at the Curragh coal mine, north of Blackwater, on Sunday.  Mine owner Coronado Global said operations at Curragh had been suspended until investigators permited them to resume. Mr Rabbitt was believed to have been changing a tyre when he was trapped under a piece of machinery at the site. ...

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Jan 14, 2020
Key building trades in short supply says skills group

Key building trades in short supply says skills group

Construction Skills Queensland has warned of a shortfall in a number of construction trades over the next three years, despite a downturn in local residential building. While the overall industry develops a 23,000 surplus of construction workers, some trades will have more work than they can cope with, CSQ says. For example, on average, an extra 3160 electricians, 960 plasterers and 840 ti...

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Jan 13, 2020
Glencore scholarships smooth learning  pathways

Glencore scholarships smooth learning pathways

Glencore has awarded a range of scholarships to help set North-West Queensland students and employees on a pathway to success. They include the Vic Stampton Technical Growth Scholarship, honouring a long-time supervisor of mining research at Mount Isa Mines. The scholarships provide financial support to assist successful recipients in their first year of university studies. This year’...

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Jan 13, 2020
Siemens sticks with Adani coal rail project

Siemens sticks with Adani coal rail project

German engineering company Siemens says it will stick with its Adani rail project contract in Central Queensland despite the pleadings of climate activists. After weighing the facts and consulting with third parties, the company had decided to fulfil its contractual commitment and deliver the signalling technology for the Carmichael coal mine’s rail network, it said. But Siemens chief...

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Jan 13, 2020
Mining’s high achievers  urged to enter 2020 awards

Mining’s high achievers urged to enter 2020 awards

Entries are now open for the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards, run by the Bowen Basin Mining Club in partnership with the Queensland Resources Council. Mining industry contractors, suppliers or producers who completed an outstanding project in Queensland between May 2018 and April 2020 are eligible. QMA 2020 CATEGORIES Open to contractors, suppliers or mining companies Collaboration &...

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Jan 13, 2020
Evolution Mining cuts Mount Carlton gold forecast

Evolution Mining cuts Mount Carlton gold forecast

Evolution Mining has scaled back production forecasts for the Mount Carlton gold mine in North Queensland this year. The company revealed last week that the West and East Lode orebodies in the V2 pit being mined at Mount Carlton are narrowing at shallower levels than expected. “The unanticipated loss of ore tonnes in areas that were planned to be mined over the remainder of FY20 are e...

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Jan 13, 2020
Thiess worker killed in Curragh coal mine accident

Thiess worker killed in Curragh coal mine accident

A man has been killed at the Curragh coal mine in Central Queensland in what a key mining union describes as a tragic start to 2020 for the industry.  Mine owner Coronado Global this morning confirmed that an accident yesterday afternoon (January 12) fatally injured a Thiess employee at the site, north of Blackwater. Early reports from emergency services indicated the man, aged in his ...

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Jan 13, 2020
Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Bowen Basin Coal has launched into the approvals process for a Lake Vermont mine extension project expected to generate 400 ongoing jobs. The joint venture proposes a multi-seam, longwall coal mining development adjoining the north of the existing Lake Vermont open-cut operations, 30km north-east of Dysart. The plan also includes three small-scale ‘satellite’ open-cut pits and supporti...

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Jan 08, 2020
Start to Tully sports complex

Start to Tully sports complex

The $7.1 million Tully Multi-Use Sporting Complex project is taking shape, with construction starting on the project’s 600-capacity grandstand. The Palaszczuk Government is supporting this project with a $3 million investment. It was great to see Tully’s plans to revitalise sport and recreation in the region coming to life said Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Camer...

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Jan 08, 2020
Toowoomba firm wins Brisbane rail contract

Toowoomba firm wins Brisbane rail contract

Toowoomba-based construction company Wagners has won a $40 million dollar contract to supply Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project. The deal, expected to span a nine-month period starting late next year, will see Wagners manufacture all the precast concrete tunnel segments for the new 10.2km rail line stretching from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills. The segments will be made at the compa...

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Dec 22, 2019
Christmas Q&A – Patrick Brady

Christmas Q&A – Patrick Brady

Patrick Brady is executive director – strategic growth with engineering firm Premise. He joined iQ for a quick Christmas Q&A…. What was the greatest achievement or advance in your industry/organisation in the past year? The local Haughton pipeline team, of which council has led and Premise is a part, has kept on time and on budget, to provide a water security solution for Town...

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Dec 21, 2019
Mendi Group wins $15m Adani civil works contract

Mendi Group wins $15m Adani civil works contract

Townsville’s Mendi Group has won a $15 million contract for civil engineering works on Adani’s Carmichael coal project in Central Queensland. Carmichael mine and rail project director David Boshoff said the contract was another example of how Adani was delivering on its promise to create jobs and opportunities for Townsville and regional Queensland. “Under this contract, Mendi Group w...

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Dec 21, 2019
Planning funds pave way for $359m highway works

Planning funds pave way for $359m highway works

Early scoping and planning activities will soon kick off for the $359 million Captain Cook Highway project, Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch says. Mr Entsch said the Federal Government had approved an initial $4.5 million in funding to keep preparations for the project moving forward. Construction timeframes would be confirmed as part of the scoping and planning works, he said. Adva...

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