Media Releases


Reef plan best solution to reef risks

The Great Barrier Reef bleaching event is a sign that regardless of agendas, all industries, governments and organisations must work together to reduce impacts upon the reef.


UCG ban raises concern for investment

The Queensland Resources Council is very disappointed the Palaszczuk Government has announced today its intentions to ban underground coal gasification immediately, with no consultation.


Latest legal hurdle reiterates urgent need for reform

The appeal filed today against the approval of Adani’s mining lease is another reminder of the urgent need for the government to overhaul the approvals process in Queensland.


Industry remains committed to workers’ health and safety

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is keen to work with all stakeholders in progressing the interim findings released today as part of the state government’s review of the respiratory component of the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme.


Coal’s massive contribution to Eastern Australia continues

Coal continues to underpin the economic strength of Eastern Australia, directly injecting over $26 billion into Queensland and NSW last financial year.


QMEA and BMA 2016 Trade Camp ready for the tradies of the future

Twenty-two of tomorrow’s tradies will be armed with all the tools they need to pursue a career in the resources industry, thanks to a skills camp for high school students in Dysart next week.


Green light for Galilee Basin

Mining for coal in the Galilee Basin was given the green light today with the historic approval of the first mining lease for the next great Queensland mining province, opening the door for thousands of jobs across regional Queensland.


Land Court awards activists a free ride

A decision by the Land Court today to rule that awarding costs was outside of its jurisdiction, reveals yet another deficiency in the many that infest the Court’s processes.


QRC urges governments to back struggling Mount Isa community

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has renewed calls for a special north-west economic zone ahead of the cabinet jobs committee visit to Mount Isa tomorrow.


Proposed FIFO laws set to stifle industry

The announcement today by the Queensland government to introduce new laws to parliament in response to the recent FIFO inquiry is deeply concerning to the industry and could pose a serious threat to investor confidence in the state.


QRC recommends YES vote for more governing and less politics

The Queensland community rightfully expects that its politicians should govern more and run for election less.


Labor mayoral candidate’s Greens deal wins out over Brisbane jobs

Labor’s candidate for lord mayor of Brisbane City Council, Rod Harding, has announced a policy to divest from fossil fuels if he wins the top job, despite the fact that the coal and gas sectors deliver tens of thousands of jobs to the citizens of Brisbane.


Students boost future job prospects in automated world

School students will boost their future job prospects in an increasingly automated work force thanks to a new ground-breaking Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy/Alexandra Hills State High School Centre of Excellence in Automation and Robotics.


Aspiring Dysart engineer wins Queensland women in resources award

Aspiring environmental engineer and Dysart SHS student Tara Toshack has won the student award in the 11th annual Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) awards presented in Brisbane today.


Trail blazing Queensland single mum wins Women’s Day award

While working full time and completing studies, new mother Dannielle Dendle was told the wedding was off and she’d have to move out.


Male executive wins prestigious gender diversity award

Chai McConnell, Principal Consultant with Advisian (a subsidiary of WorleyParsons), has been recognised for his work to improve the attraction and retention of women in Queensland’s resources sector.


Aurizon awarded for having more women in train

Queensland Rail freight operator Aurizon’s determination to bring more women into its male-dominated workforce has won the company a top gong in today’s Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) Resources Awards for Women.


Top ‘women in resources’ award for QGC executive

She narrowly missed selection for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but QGC’s top female executive Cecile Wake received a gold medal at the Queensland resources sector’s annual International Women’s Day Breakfast today.