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Queensland Resources Council
Economic Contribution

Since opening this page, the Queensland resources sector has generated the following contribution to the state's economy


Resourceful Women

QRCís Women in Resources Action Plan (WRAP) was established in 2006 in a bid to attract and retain more women to the sector.

Women at the time represented only six percent of employees in non-traditional roles such as operators, trades, geologists, engineers and senior management.

The ambitious target set in 2006 to double the percentage of women to 12 percent by 2020 was all but achieved by 2011 when the QRC Board set a new set a new target of 20 percent women by 2020.

QRCís WRAP program incorporates the annual Resources Awards for Women presented at its International Womenís Day Breakfast. They recognise the achievements of women in five different categories: Overall, Rising Star, Operator, Trade and Gender Diversity Champion, which is is open to men and women, and Best Company Initiative.

QRC works with the voluntary not-for-profit group Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) to actively engage women in the sector.

WRAP also engages with Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) high schools and university students and the Minerals Council of Australia.

The QRC is actively seeking to promote the resources sector as a viable career option for women and to acknowledge their contribution to the industry.

This section of the site provides information on issues of interest to women in the resources sector.

Contributions from women and men are always welcome.

Gender diversity resources

  • Women in non-traditional roles make up 13.5 percent of QRC's full member companies' workforce. The QRC and its member companies are implementing an action plan to attract more women to the industry. Overall, women represent 17 percent of QRC member company employees. (As of 30 June 2014)

  • E-mail Caroline Morrissey

    Manager Women in Resources, for more information More »