Media Releases

29/10/2020

Position vacant – STEM Engagement Officer

We are hiring! QRC is looking for a STEM Enrichment Officer to join our Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy team. View the position description and Seek ad link by clicking here.

29/10/2020

Labor fails to give certainty to Queensland’s resources sector

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.

28/10/2020

Mackay and Coalfields boosted by record 33 per cent resources growth

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.

27/10/2020

Resources injects $6.1 billion into Rockhampton, Gladstone region

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. 

27/10/2020

Townsville a ‘billion-dollar baby’ thanks to resources industry

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.

27/10/2020

Resources injects $876 million into Cairns and FNQ economy

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.

27/10/2020

Resources injects almost $4 billion into Darling Downs, South West

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. 

25/10/2020

50,000 extra mining and gas jobs steer Qld towards recovery

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.

24/10/2020

QRC welcomes LNP commitment to unlock North West Minerals Province

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.

22/10/2020

Regions ask parties to commit to ‘Three Rs’ and safeguard millions of jobs

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.

19/10/2020

Major parties acknowledge key resources role in Queensland’s COVID recovery

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed recognition by the state’s two major parties at separate campaign launches yesterday of the

13/10/2020

Resources sector defies COVID to maintain 80% share of Qld exports

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.

13/10/2020

QRC partnership with department to boost Indigenous employment extended

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.

07/10/2020

Statement by Queensland Resources Council Board President, Mr Brent Gunther, in response to a decision by BHP to suspend its QRC membership

Statement by Queensland Resources Council Board President, Mr Brent Gunther, in response to a decision by BHP to suspend its QRC membership