Media Releases


QRC salutes Gary Sansom, AM

Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane, the QRC Board and staff today acknowledged the distinguished career of Gary Sansom, AM.


Industry concerned over CWP committee changes

The Queensland Resources Council is extremely concerned to see the broadening of the work of the select committee into Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis before the committee's first inquiry has been finalised.


Shell set to inject new gas into east coast market

The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the announcement of ‘Project Ruby,’ the Shell Australia/QGC joint venture, that will employ hundreds of people, and inject new gas supply into the east coast gas market.


Pathways paved for STEM savvy students

Resources professionals descended on two Brisbane schools to show the students how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects can lead to a career in the sector.


Pit to Port

The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) launched its first Pit to Port workshop in Gladstone today. Up to 60 Year 7 students converged on CQ University to understand the challenges of moving resources across Queensland, to ports and onto customers around the world.


Urgent overhaul needed for foreign activist donations

The Queensland Resources Council has backed a federal government report calling for a ban on foreign-funded donations to activists group.


Brisbane woman recognised for climbing heights of resources sector

A successful Everest climber, former Telstra Business Woman of the Year finalist, and 30-year resources sector veteran has been recognised by the sector for her outstanding achievements.


Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on SSRC Bill

The Queensland Government Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill parliamentary committee report has been released today.


Skills, trades to provide pathways in CQ

More than 100 of Central Queensland’s best and brightest will be given the opportunity to experience a career in the resources sector with the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).


Spotlight on science

Local Bowen Basin students swapped pencils for programming with the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) ‘Expand Your Mind’ workshop stopping off at Moranbah SHS.


QRC applauds world rankings

The Queensland Resources Council has congratulated the state’s Chief Government Geologist and Resources Investment Commissioner after the state ranked highly in two global categories.


Queensland fourth in world for mineral riches

Queensland has jumped up the global ladder as the fourth best jurisdiction in the world for our mineral potential and the 10th best jurisdiction as an investment destination.


MMG transfer focuses on rehabilitation

Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive, Ian Macfarlane, today applauded the decision by MMG to transfer its Century zinc mine in north west Queensland to Century Mine Rehabilitation Project Pty Ltd as a clear and practical example of MMG’s commitment to the environment and the local economy.


Energy security worrying industry

GLADSTONE: Ian Macfarlane, Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), has renewed calls for a new High Efficiency and Low Emission (HELE) coal fired power station in North Queensland to combat rising electricity prices.


Two schools, one pathway

Forty bright sparks from Brisbane schools put their minds together to solve the engineering puzzles facing the resources sector at the Queensland Minerals and energy Academy (QMEA)/ Alexandra Hills SHS Centre of Excellence in Automation and Robotics.


Expanding minds for jobs of the future

More than 50 switched-on students from Mount Isa and Cloncurry schools enjoyed a day of robotics, programing, design engineering and chemical processing.


Senex eyes east coast gas market

Queensland company Senex Energy Limited’s $50 million investment into its Western Surat Gas Project is set to deliver gas into the east coast gas market.


Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on Native Title Amendment

The Queensland Resources Council congratulates the Turnbull Government on its urgent response to the current problem with Native Title laws and the subsequent passing of the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 through the House of Representatives today.