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Lessons from the past a focus at mine safety conference

FROM Sunday one of the largest health and safety conferences in the southern hemisphere will be staged on the Gold Coast for the first time in its 28-year history. The Queensland Mining Industry...

New resources and energy ministers appointed

A reshuffle in the Turnbull Government has seen new resources ministers appointed.  Matt Canavan has been appointed Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the new Industry, Science and...

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

QRC chief executive to step down

Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council Michael Roche has announced his intention to step down later this year, after more than 11 years in the role. Mr Roche, who joined the QRC in 2005...

Healthy waterways in Fitzroy catchment

The collective efforts of the resources and agricultural sectors to maintain healthy waterways in the Fitzroy catchment has achieved a good result for a second consecutive year. Queensland Resources...

Queensland miners urged to “vote for their jobs”

The Queensland Resources Council is calling on the 60,000 workers across the state’s resources sector and the additional 300,000 workers whose jobs depend on the sector to support political parties...

Resources Sector Awards

Numbers of Indigenous workers in mining on the rise

Despite 23,000 resources jobs lost in Queensland during the downturn, new data reports a 20 per cent increase in the number of Indigenous employed in the sector last year. The Queensland Resources...

North Stradbroke sand mining to end by 2019

Sand mining on North Stradbroke Island is to substantially cease by 2019, with the Queensland Parliament voting in favour of the phase-out to allow the creation of new, sustainable jobs. The North...

Chain of Responsibility working group announced

Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles announced on Friday the membership of the Chain of Responsibility working group, to assist in developing a statutory guideline to complement the Environmental...