Tag - Bowen Basin

Lifestyle benefits to flow as FIFO worker numbers drop

Family lifestyles are set to benefit from new data suggesting the number of non-resident workers have nearly halved. Fewer people are working on a fly-in fly-out (FIFO), drive-in drive-out (DIDO) or...

Foreign mining company blamed for creepy housing

A North America-headquartered mineral producer has been accused of turning Central Queensland mining cities into eery ghost towns. State Member for Mirani Jim Pearce claims Anglo American...

Global tender opens to explore North West Queensland

Mineral explorers from around the globe have been invited to compete to explore Queensland’s North West Minerals Province. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

Highwall mining to commence at Isaac Plains

Stanmore Coal has announced they have awarded a contract to UGM to begin highwall mining operations at Isaac Plains. The company bought the Bowen Basin mine for $1 in November, and started operations...

Labour hire worker exploitation revealed in court

The exploitation of working people in the Bowen Basin and Queensland’s labour hire industry will be the focus of a Parliamentary hearing in Mackay today. The hearings of the Finance and...

Proposed Hillalong coal mine to create local jobs

A proposed mine in Central Queensland will create more than 350 local jobs if approved. Shandong Energy’s Hillalong Coal Project will be located near Nebo in the Bowen Basin. The open-cut mine...

QLD mines to end 100% FIFO under new legislation

Queensland mines will have to ditch 100% fly-in fly-out and hire locally under proposed Queensland Government legislation. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

Anglo American announces Australia coal exit

Mining giant Anglo American has announced it will sell off it’s Queensland coal mines, including three Moranbah operations. The company said the Moranbah North and Grosvenor Mines were up for...

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