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Somerville House students looked behind the scenes of the mining industry when they visited Peabody’s corporate offices at South Brisbane today. The event is part of the school’s Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) activities and broadens their understanding of the careers available in the minerals and energy sector.
Queensland’s resources sector continues to drive jobs growth and investment in communities with a $62.9 billion (up 14 percent) contribution to the State’s economy in 2017-18, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive, Ian Macfarlane launched the ninth annual economic contribution report at the Port of Brisbane with Senator Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.
Queensland is strengthening its position as the most reliable supplier of gas on the East Coast, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said today. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane welcomed announcements from the Palaszczuk Government of a call for tenders for gas exploration on a block designed specifically to supply the manufacturing industry, and to award Armour Energy and a Shell/Santos Joint Venture (JV) rights to explore for more than 900 square kilometres of land near Surat.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says new laws passed by the Queensland Parliament will ensure the state’s resources industry can continue creating jobs and revenue for all Queenslanders, while at the same time meeting the highest environmental standards. “Queensland’s miners are responsible managers of the land. The establishment of the new financial provisioning scheme in the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Act will further strengthen the reputation of the Queensland resources industry for using world-leading environmental practices,” QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the decision by Brisbane-based Senex to start construction at the company’s Roma North natural gas development. QRC Chief Executive said the job creating project 30 kilometres north of Roma would provide a much needed boost to the local economy.
Brisbane students will get a taste of the advanced science technology engineering and maths (STEM) skills they’ll need if they’re considering careers in the technologically advanced resources sector. For the first time, students from St Rita’s College, St Laurence’s College, Kelvin Grove State College and All Hallows Schools will take part in Beakers.Bots.Build, run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).
New jobs have been created at Peabody Australia’s former Wilkie Creek coal mine as the site transitions from mining to new post-rehabilitation land uses, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the resources sector adhered to world-class environmental standards with a strong focus on the rehabilitation of land post mining. “This is a great example of a coal company employing a transitional team to ensure mined land is restored back to a standard which can be used for multiple land uses including grazing,” Mr Macfarlane said.
Local students will experience science at work today using robots to navigate their way around Gladstone Harbour and pilot a tanker to collect Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). Staff from ConocoPhillips, downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, will mentor 50 students at the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) Beakers. Bot. Build event at Toolooa State High School.
Moranbah State High School pupils will be the first students to visit Peabody’s Moorvale Mine. Peabody will take 18 year-7 students and their teacher on a tour of the mine as part of the school’s Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) activities.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Land Court’s decision on New Hope’s New Acland Stage 3 mine expansion near Toowoomba. The ruling will be welcome news for the people of Oakey and the Darling Downs whose future livelihoods would have been in jeopardy with resources depleting.
Queensland’s coal exports have been the star performer for the state’s exports over the last two years, taking the title as Queensland’s most valuable export earner. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said coal exports had been consistently delivering for our state in a run that stretches back to December 2016.
Students from three Brisbane schools, which have just joined the acclaimed Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) will gather at Coorparoo Secondary College (SC) today for their first QMEA experience. The Coorparoo SC students will be joined by pupils from Holland Park State High School and Cannon Hill Anglican College for the innovative program.
Students from three Brisbane schools, which have just joined the acclaimed Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy, (QMEA) will gather at Coorparoo Secondary College (SC) today for their first QMEA experience. The Coorparoo SC students will be joined by pupils from Holland Park State High School and Cannon Hill Anglican College for their first taste of the innovative program.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has congratulated Peabody Australia after its central Queensland Coppabella Mine celebrated 20 years of operations while supporting jobs and paying royalties to all Queenslanders. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the Bowen Basin mine has been a significant economic contributor across the region producing around 65 million tonnes of pulverized coal injection (PCI) used in the production of steel.
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive, Ian Macfarlane praised New Hope’s environmental credentials after the company received certification from the Queensland Government for 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated land at its New Acland coal operations on the Darling Downs. “New Hope has a resolute commitment to rehabilitating mined land and this is another example of the company’s leading practices when it comes to the sustainability of mining in regional Queensland,” he said.
Thuringowa State High School (SHS) has been recognised by the Queensland Government for its outstanding work with industry by winning the Showcase Award for Excellence in Industry Partnerships for its Global Tropics Futures Program. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the school was committed to working alongside industry to help students in North Queensland.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to release more than 6600 square kilometres of land for gas exploration with 917 square kilometres kept for the domestic market. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said opening up land for exploration was a commitment of confidence in the gas industry and another sign Queensland was getting on with the job to help ease the east coast gas squeeze.
Two of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s (QMEA) newest schools will meet at Glenala State High School today to participate in their first QMEA event. The year 9 students from Centenary and Glenala state high schools will take part in chemical processing, robotics and programming, environmental practices and design and engineering.