Council Welcomes MRV Announcement

MRV Metals

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

Environmentalist push for renewable  energy

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...]

Mine Rehabilitation is Achievable

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A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that site rehabilitation is achievable with Environment Minister Steven Miles today singing the praises of mining companies. “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central … [Read more...]

New Umpire to Sort Resources Disputes

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Landholders and resources companies are a step closer to having a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes over their negotiated agreements following legislation introduced into State Parliament. Minister Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham told Parliament that the new Land Access … [Read more...]