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A third of QLD coal mines operating at a loss: QRC

A third of Queensland coal mines are operating at a loss, according to a report commissioned by the Queensland Resources Council. QRC chief executive Michael Roche said the data backs up what...

QRC calls on government to close legal loopholes

With the Alpha Coal Project plagued by the constant protesting of activists and green groups, the Queensland Resources Council is urging the government to close legal loopholes. Seven years after the...

Greens coal policy “destroying” jobs

The mining industry has rejected the Greens latest plan to deal with the “terminal decline” of the sector. Greens leader Dr Richard Di Natale released the plan on Tuesday, in response to...

Queenslanders remember at Miners Memorial Day tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Queensland mining community will stop and spare a moment to remember those heroes in hard hats who have died in the mining industry. The 2015 Miners Memorial Day service will be held...

Ipswich council opposes coal mines and CSG

The Ipswich City Council has dug its heels in this week, deciding there is no long-term future for coal mining or coal seam gas extraction in Ipswich because “they are largely incompatible with...

NSW government tightens mining approval policy

The NSW Government today released a proposed amendment to the Mining State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), which would remove a provision making the significance of the resource the principle...

Cooper Basin Could be Next Resources Boom Region

The far south west corner of the state could soon be the next boom region for Queensland’s resources sector with the government announcing a new plan to open up the gas and oil rich Cooper...

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