New FIFO Law kicks in On Friday

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Those new laws governing FIFO work forces into the future become a reality from tomorrow. They mean that major resource projects adjacent to nearby regional communities will no longer be able to employ 100 per cent fly-in fly-out workforces in Queensland. Under the Act, large resource … [Read more...]

Australia takes the Minerals Cake

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If ever there was any doubt as to where the strength of the Australian Economy really rests latest statistics clearly indicate that as well as agriculture, mining in rural and remote areas of the country are its back bone. The latest statistics on Australia’s vast mineral resources show … [Read more...]

Acland Mine Extension is rejected

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While local farmers opposed to the Ackland Mine extension celebrate, about 300 workers and an estimated 400 more in supporting industries are now looking down the barrel of job losses after the Environment and Science Department knocked back the approval of the environmental authority for the Stage … [Read more...]

Council Welcomes MRV Announcement

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Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor, Cr Graeme Scheu has welcomed the news today of the approval of the Mining Lease for MRV Metals in Texas. “It’s envisaged that operations will commence by January 2018, with a number of employment opportunities to become available.” “MRV Metals already … [Read more...]

New FIFO Law for Regional Communities

FIFO workers

The State government delivered on its election commitment this week to legislate against 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces on large resource projects near regional communities. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham sys the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill … [Read more...]

Underground Coal Gasification Banned

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A ban on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Queensland is now the letter of the law, following the successful passage of legislation in Parliament this week. UCG involves converting coal to a synthesized gas by burning coal underground. The syngas is processed on surface to create … [Read more...]

Greenies Gearing Up – Again

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The awarding of leases to Glencore for the $7 billion Wandoan Coal project has the greenies army polishing up the protest placards. The activists say they are gearing up for all-out resistance against the prospect of a massive coal mine in the Surat Basin. The project would spark about 1300 … [Read more...]