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Contractors sought for North Queensland flood recovery

Suppliers are invited to register their contact details to assist with the clean-up effort after the North Queensland floods. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is keen to...

Better mine rehabilitation for Queensland

 Palaszczuk Government implements next generation laws to ensure large mines across the state are properly rehabilitated #miningnews #qmeb #aprs #QueenslandMining

Energy company accused of major cover-up

An electricity and gas supplier accused of hiding major environmental incidents is facing new calls for an urgent investigation. According to Lock the Gate Alliance (LGA), Origin Energy allegedly...

Tougher groundwater extraction laws proposed

Resource companies wanting to take groundwater for mining activities will be subject to tougher assessment of environmental impacts under proposed new laws. Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles, who...

NSW mining company operations remain suspended

Young Mining’s suspension over unpaid environmental rehabilitation security deposits has been upheld in the NSW Supreme Court. The NSW Department of Industry’s Resources Regulator said...

Healthy waterways in Fitzroy catchment

The collective efforts of the resources and agricultural sectors to maintain healthy waterways in the Fitzroy catchment has achieved a good result for a second consecutive year. Queensland Resources...

Budget boosts abandoned mine clean-up effort

The Palaszczuk Government will commit $42 million in the 2016-17 State Budget to manage public safety risks with abandoned mine sites across Queensland. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr...

STUDY: Coal dust is harming coral

A new study has revealed coal dust in the ocean can kill coral and slow the growth of seagrasses and fish. “Corals exposed to the highest concentrations of coal dust died within two weeks,” says...