The QRC and its members are committed to working together to achieve energy security while taking proactive steps towards a low-emissions economy. Our industry makes a major socio-economic contribution to Queensland and we have an important contribution to addressing energy and climate change issues while continuing to deliver value for our shareholders and stakeholders alike.
The QRC assesses its governance and advocacy performance annually. As part of the review of QRC’s advocacy leading up to the October 2020 Queensland election, the need for a Political Engagement Strategy was identified to guide engagement in the political process going forward. The QRC Political Engagement Policy recognises a core activity of the QRC is to advocate for and influence policy outcomes that are in the best interest of the Queensland resources industry. The policy outlines the approach and general expectations of the QRC in relation to engaging in the political process in Australia.
The QRC recognises that human rights are essential to responsible business practices. In addition to Queensland’s Human Rights Act (2019), the Commonwealth’s modern slavery laws aim to eliminate modern slavery. Some Australian companies have reporting obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018. QRC works with its member companies to eliminate modern slavery from their businesses and supply chains. QRC and the Minerals Council of Australia cooperate and coordinate to host workshops to assist resources companies to understand, and meet, their reporting obligations. For more information, please click here.