Tag - QRC

Industry body slams FIFO crackdown as excessive

A not-for-profit mining industry association has denounced the Queensland Government’s efforts to ban 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) operations across the state. The Queensland Resources...

Activists to take Alpha coal project to High Court

GVK Hancock are facing a brand new challenge, as green activists prepare to take the Alpha coal project to the High Court of Australia. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roach said...

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...

Former mining minister to head QRC

Former Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane has been appointed the next chief executive of the Queensland Resources Council. QRC President Rag Udd, who begins his presidency role today, made the...

Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group, which was formed last month by a group of coal mine workers who were living with the...

Michael Roche: Resources vital link for renewables

The following is an op-ed piece written by Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche.    Everything you do today will be possible thanks to the natural resources sector. The...

QRC chief executive appointed at law firm

Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche will step into an advisory role with a leading law firm following his retirement. Mr Roche announced his intention to step down as chief...