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The mining and gas industry of Queensland today expressed its disappointment at Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s refusal to guarantee it will not increase royalty rates on coal, metals and gas over the next four years if Labor is re-elected to govern Queensland.
New data shows Queensland’s resources sector supported 117,812 jobs and added close to $19.9 billion – an incredible 33 per cent increase - to the Mackay and Coalfields’ economy over the past financial year.
New data shows Queensland’s resources sector supported 32,250 jobs and contributed more than $6.1 billion – representing a 1 per cent increase - to the Rockhampton and Gladstone region’s economy over the past financial year.
New data shows Queensland’s resources sector supported 6,513 jobs and contributed more than $1 billion to Townsville’s economy over the past 12 months.
New data shows Queensland’s resources sector supported 5790 jobs and contributed $876 million to the Cairns and Far North Queensland economy in the past 12 months.
New data shows Queensland’s resources sector supported 19,676 jobs and contributed almost $4 billion – representing an 18 per cent increase - to the Darling Downs and South West Queensland economy over the past financial year.
The number of jobs supported by the resources industry in Queensland has now reached 420,000, following the release of new data showing an extra 50,000 jobs have been created by the sector in the past financial year. The Queensland Resources Council today released industry figures confirming mining, gas and energy companies added a record $82.6 billion to the state economy in 2019-20, representing a $5 billion increase on the year before.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the LNP’s commitment to unlock the North West Minerals Province to fast-track projects, investment and jobs with the appointment of a dedicated Deputy Coordinator-General. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the LNP has responded to the QRC’s request for the role to be created to address the constraints identified in reviews into the future development of the North West Minerals Province.
A million Queenslanders working in the State’s major industries have urged all political parties to prioritise the Three R’s – Revenue, Regions, and Regulation that is reasonable – to ensure our continued strong growth. The five industries – agriculture, mining and gas, tourism, timber and property – collectively employ one in three Queenslanders. AgForce, Queensland Resources Council (QRC), Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), Property Council of Australia (PC) and Timber Queensland (TQ) have joined forces to call on the next State Government to prioritise the Three R’s to ensure a strong post-COVID recovery.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed recognition by the state’s two major parties at separate campaign launches yesterday of the
The Queensland resources industry has continued to deliver its 80 percent share of the state’s export earnings over the past 12 months despite the disruptions to international markets and commodity prices, according to new trade data. QRC Chief Executive Officer Ian Macfarlane said over the 12 months to August 2020, the 372,000 Queensland men and women working in resources helped deliver $56.5 billion - or 79.25 percent - of the state’s total export earnings of $71.3 billion.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the extended commitment from the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to work with QRC and its members to boost employment opportunities for Indigenous Queenslanders. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the department’s extended commitment to the partnership, first forged 12 years ago, would help ensure the resources sector continues to be a leader in providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Statement by Queensland Resources Council Board President, Mr Brent Gunther, in response to a decision by BHP to suspend its QRC membership