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Oct 14, 2020
Iron ore on strong course despite China storm

Iron ore on strong course despite China storm

China’s reliance on Australian iron ore will likely prevent the steelmaking commodity from being used as a lever in trade tensions between Australia and its biggest trading partner, according to local miners. After the Morrison government called for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus in April, China restricted imports of Australian beef and barley and ordered an anti-dumpin...

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Oct 13, 2020
Mining holds steady in export earnings share

Mining holds steady in export earnings share

The Queensland resources industry is continuing to deliver around 80 per cent of the state’s export earnings despite disruptions to international markets and commodity prices. The latest Queensland Treasury data shows the industry delivered $56.5 billion – or 79.25 percent – of the state’s total export earnings of $71.3 billion in the 12 months to August. QRC chief executive...

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Aug 24, 2020
Mackay Airport seeks input on freight hub proposal

Mackay Airport seeks input on freight hub proposal

Mackay Airport is in discussions with stakeholders to gauge support for a global export centre for the region. Mackay Airport manager of commercial and terminals Adrian Miles said agribusinesses and the Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sectors were looking to grow their export footprint. He said growing demand for quality food being harvested one day and available to global...

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Dec 26, 2018
NQ resource ticked as battery worthy

NQ resource ticked as battery worthy

Storen Technology’s Vanadium Flow battery prototype A North Queensland based vanadium resource has met the standard to supply a new battery technology. Brisbane-based Multicom Resources Limited (Multicom) is developing a Vanadium resource near Julia Creek in the state’s north west. Multicom and New York-based StorEn Technologies (StorEn) have announced that Multicom’s vanad...

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