Commodity prices boost Queensland economic outlook

Mining News Pro - Queensland’s coal exports have delivered an extra $2.9 billion in royalties to the state’s budget, according to its mid-financial year update.

Queensland thinks local for mining leases

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Government will focus on the Central Highlands Gemfields as it reforms its state-wide administrative systems for small-scale mining.

Digital atlas to boost Queensland mineral exploration

Mining News Pro - Explorers now have access to the latest 3D models and data to help find new economy minerals in Queensland’s Far North with the release of the North East Queensland Mineral Deposit Atlas.

Queensland legislation maintains mining lease validity

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Parliament has passed legislation that ensures more than 900 of the state’s historic mining tenures remain valid.

Queensland leaders forced to focus on workers

Mining News Pro - Queensland’s resources sector has rated skilled employee retention as a top priority, just 12 months after it was bottom of the list for most industry leaders, a new report shows.

Rio Tinto, Queensland Alumina aid red mud research

Mining News Pro - The University of Queensland has partnered with Rio Tinto and Queensland Alumina to bioengineer the bauxite residue known as ‘red mud’ into a plant sustaining soil.

Saint Elmo green lit in first for Queensland vanadium

Mining News Pro - Multicom Resources’ $250 million Saint Elmo vanadium mine in North West Queensland has been given the go-ahead with construction to begin next year.

Queensland Alumina upgrades plant with Siemens technology

Mining News Pro - Queensland Alumina (QAL) has ordered five medium-voltage variable speed drives (VSDs) from Siemens as the company continues to advance its alumina refining process.

PIMS Group to provide equipment support at Queensland coal site

Mining News Pro - PIMS Group will provide underground mining services for the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal site in Queensland as part of a five-year partnership with M Mining.

Queensland FIFO workers get call-up for vaccination hub

Mining News Pro - Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has included fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in a new priority vaccination list, as the state prepares a vaccination hub at Brisbane Airport.

Mining lease error identified in Queensland

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Government has found over 900 mining leases were operating without a valid mining tenure and is seeking to retroactively approve them.

Queensland miners going green

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Resources Council’s (QRC's) latest 'State of the Sector' report shows more than 70% of CEOs surveyed were now investing in low emission technology (LET) research compared to 40% in 2019, and that nearly 22% were using renewable energy to power parts of their operations.

Queensland companies confident in clean energy

Mining News Pro - Queensland resources companies are ready and willing to transition to renewable energy as long as regulation and technology allow for it, according to a new report.

Queensland Budget backs exploration sector to support jobs

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Government has provided almost $5 million in investment to strengthen the state’s exploration sector as part of this year’s Budget.

University of Queensland to enhance blasting processes for mining

Mining News Pro - The University of Queensland has installed a BHP-backed experimental chamber to deliver more efficient underground blasting for mining applications.

Queensland seeks public input on resources’ future

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan (QRIDP) has opened for submissions regarding how the state’s resources sector will progress out of COVID-19 and into a lower carbon economy.

Ravenswood expansion boosts North Queensland businesses

Mining News Pro - Ravenswood Gold is ramping up the expansion of the Ravenswood mine in North Queensland, creating more than 160 new jobs.

Queensland’s coal, resource jobs soar

Mining News Pro - Queensland’s government announced that the state recorded the highest number of coal jobs ever reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the September to November 2020 quarter.

Queensland university installs automated mineralogy system

Mining News Pro - Queensland University of Technology has adopted an automated, high-speed mineralogy system to characterise multiple rock samples for academics and commercial mining companies alike.

BHP to halve Queensland coal emissions

Mining News Pro - BHP plans to reduce scope two emissions at its Queensland coal mines by 50 percent in the next five years.

QRC calls for 10-year freeze on Queensland resources royalties

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is calling on the Queensland Government to freeze all resource royalties for the next decade in a bid to help the regions recover from COVID-19.

Queensland passes law to jail mining bosses over deaths

Mining News Pro - Australia’s state of Queensland has passed a law that would see mining executives spend up to 20 years in jail, and companies hit with fines of up to A$13 million ($8.6m) if found criminally negligent over deaths at their operations.

Queensland’s future mining jobs is powered by CopperString 2.0

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Government is fast tracking the CopperString 2.0 high voltage transmission line to provide cheaper power and turbo-charge investment across the North West Minerals Province.

Queensland Explorers and Government’s New Package

Mining News Pro - The Queensland Government has joined other Australian states in extending financial support for explorers in a bid to increase job opportunities in the resources sector.

BHP invests in Queensland COVID-19 centres

Mining News Pro - BHP will allocate $7.6 million from its recently created Vital Resources Fund to support the establishment of COVID-19 testing centres in Queensland as part of a partnership with local health care providers.

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