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The Palaszczuk Government should ensure emission intensive and trade exposed (EITE) businesses, such as smelters, refineries and manufacturers, are exempt from the emissions and reliability requirements of the proposed National Energy Guarantee, according to the Queensland Resources Council. Speaking after the meeting of Australia’s Energy Ministers in Canberra today, QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said further talks about the proposed National Energy Guarantee are due in
The Queensland resources sector has helped the State achieve the strongest annual growth in trend employment in Australia based on jobs data released today. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the Australian Bureau of Statistics has reported Queensland’s annual job growth was 4.3% ahead of all other States and Territories, outpacing nearest rivals the Australian Capital Territory (3.9%) and New South Wales (3.6%).