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Brisbane is Queensland’s biggest mining town

Brisbane has once again been named the state’s biggest mining town, according to a Queensland Resources Council report. The seventh annual economic contribution report was launched by QRC chief...

Mining construction slowdown ripples across industry

A sluggish building climate in Australia, influenced by a slowdown in mining construction, is leading the biggest companies in the construction sector to trim costs, pursue smaller projects and...

Closure of Straddie sand mine could cost $100m

The early closure of Stradbroke Island’s Sibelco sand mine could cost the economy between $70 and $100 million. The Queensland Government has proposed to substantively phase out sand mining on...

Mining is still king of the economy

By John Ninness The release of Australia’s GDP figures on Wednesday saw the economy growing by 0.6 per cent for December and 3 per cent for the year. Guess what? The best performer for export...

Minerals and LNG drive growth in Queensland exports

Queensland merchandise exports in 2014-15 amounted to almost $47 billion, according to official ABS data released this week. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the value of Queensland merchandise exports hit...

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