Media Releases


Activists threaten jobs

More than a thousand Queenslanders across five different regions are voting with their feet this week, attending the Adani Supplier Roadshow.


Federal government approves New Acland Stage 3

The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the federal government’s approval for New Acland Stage 3 Continuation Project.


Top resources women recognised

Queensland’s resources sector is a key pillar of the state’s economy and central to its ongoing success is diversity across its workforce.


Queensland coal and LNG exports break new records

The resource sector continues to underpin the Queensland economy with record coal and LNG exports over the year to December 2016 despite


Coal windfall for Queensland coffers

The natural resources sector has today delivered more than a $1 billion financial windfall to the Queensland government coffers thanks to record coal prices.


Anti-coal activists TAI caught out again

Yet again the left-wing think tank The Australia Institute (TAI) has been caught out attempting to put a wrecking ball through Queensland’s economy and jobs with dodgy digits.


QRC calls for ban on foreign funds for activists

The Greens calls today to ban foreign donations should include banning overseas donations to green activists who are using foreign money to disrupt and delay natural resources development.


Regions will reap from resources

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane. Regional Queenslanders will be cheering after the announcement from Adani today on the locations of its work hubs that will support the proposed Carmichael Mine and Rail project.


QMEA top students kick-start careers in Brisbane

Twenty school students from across Queensland have travelled a collective 14,000 kilometres to Brisbane with one common goal - a career in the natural resources sector.


Gas ombudsman set to continue good work

The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the announcement of the appointment of the new land access ombudsman Ruth Wade, which was announced by Minister for State Development and Natural Resources Anthony Lynham today.


Natural resources sector supports jobs in federal seats

The state’s peak industry body for the natural resources sector has today released its annual economic contribution data for the 30 federal electoral seats across Queensland.


Supreme Court dismisses Adani activist claims

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane. Today the Supreme Court of Queensland has dismissed court claims from green activists against the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine project. The claims are two in a long list of green activist litigation


Indigenous students learn work-ready job skills

Students from a remote Indigenous high school have taken their first steps to becoming work-ready for future employment with help from Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy and local mining company Wesfarmers.


QRC boss signs off at annual lunch

The natural resources sector must promote its economic credentials, innovation, vital link to everyday products and social licence to operate, says outgoing Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche at its 2016 Annual Lunch today.


QRC calls for Taskforce on Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP) compensation

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has written to the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, the Hon Grace Grace, calling for a Taskforce to urgently review the Workers’ Compensation Scheme’s ability to deal with some


Parliament can choose environment AND jobs by fixing water law

As the Queensland parliament debates new water laws, possibly later today, all MPs should realise they are making a crucial decision about desperately needed regional jobs.


Sledgehammer to crack FIFO nut

In tabling new laws in parliament today to ban 100 percent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) operations, the Labor Government continues its fixation with punishing the natural resources sector for the approvals given by the previous Bligh Labor government for two new coal mines in the Bowen Basin at the height of the boom, says Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche.


Gladstone students switch on to STEM

A lucky bunch of switched-on students from the local Gladstone area enjoyed a day of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) stimulation alongside resources sector professionals.