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Seeing the bigger picture

Bowen Basin Mining Club director Jodie Currie discusses the future of Australian coal, and how we need to look at the bigger picture. As we move on through 2016 and projects large and small are...


Mature minds on the tools

Hiring mature-aged workers over their younger competitors means a significantly higher pay package, but Energy Skills Queensland says adult apprentices are worth the cost. The value of completing an...


Road to recovery

Allowing injured workers to remain at work to recover can help protect industry skills, according to WorkCover Queensland. The mining industry leads the way in keeping injured workers at work while...

CFMEU says AMMA wrong on union membership

Claims by the Australian Mines and Minerals Association and the ABS that union membership in the coal mining industry is declining is “inaccurate”, according to membership records of the...


Warming up to solar energy

In this edition of Queensland Mining and Energy Bulletin we talk to the University of Queensland’s Professor John Foster who works as a Professor of Economics, Director of the Energy Economics and...

Minerals Council launches “amazing” coal campaign

The Minerals Council of Australia, together with Australian Coal Association Low Emission Technology, has launched The Little Black Rock Campaign. The campaign is aimed at providing information about...


Western downs under the microscope

The Western Downs Regional Council annual economic report, released in January, provides a summary of economic and demographic information about the Western Downs Local Government Area, as well as...


Lean & Green

Mine site environmental specialist, Phil Abernethy, explains why environmentally responsible mines can cost less to operate. Mines with good environmental performance really do have lower operating...


Mining injury claims down more than 20 percent

WorkCover Queensland statistics show that Queensland’s mining industry is improving its safety performance with injury claims falling 21 per cent since 2012/2013. Workers in the mining industry made...

Unemployment Rate Rise To 6.4 Per Cent

Unemployment Rate Rise To 6.4 Per Cent

The seasonally adjusted employment rate has risen to 6.4 per cent, up from the 6.1 per cent recorded in December of last year. However the participation rate remains at roughly at 64.8 per cent of...

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