Media Releases

16/03/2016

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.

15/03/2016

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.

10/03/2016

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.

08/03/2016

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.

08/03/2016

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.

08/03/2016

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.

08/03/2016

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.

08/03/2016

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.

08/03/2016

Resources sector guides community in tough times

The release of a new guide for resources sector communities reflects the current commodities slump and its effects on those in regional Queensland who are feeling the pinch.

02/03/2016

Government support pivotal for economic certainty

In a vital first step to protect 60,000 resources jobs across the state, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) will today meet with the Palaszczuk’s Government’s Cabinet Jobs Committee in Mackay.

01/03/2016

Special economic zone on north-west agenda

MOUNT ISA: The north-west could become a special economic zone if a bold proposal by the Queensland Resources Council gets off the ground.

23/02/2016

New laws should pave way for reform

The Queensland government’s proposed laws to reverse LNP reforms to mining lease objections and appeals should be urgently followed by action to reduce lengthy court cases and project delays.

19/02/2016

OP ED: Decisive action prioritises workers’ health and safety

The health and safety of our workers always has been, and always will be, the top priority for the resources sector.

17/02/2016

Resource sector loses two champions

The Queensland resources sector is coming to grips with the retirement announcements in successive days of two great industry champions in the Australian Parliament.

17/02/2016

Breathing space for explorers a welcome relief

QRC welcomes the announcement by Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, to reduce by up to 50 percent, the expenditure that explorers are required to make under their minerals exploration permits.

12/02/2016

Regional Queensland continues the heavy lifting

The release of the latest coal export data for January shows that regional Queensland continues to do the heavy lifting for the state’s coffers and demand continues to remain strong for our high energy, lower-emission coal.

09/02/2016

Industry looks for certainty and support not subsidies

The Queensland Resources Council welcomes Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's willingness to discuss the state of the resources sector and how industry and government can work together to ensure we preserve the remaining 60,000 jobs in the resources sector and the tens of thousands more in the 24,000 businesses supplying the resources sector in Queensland.

09/02/2016

Good Shepherd College, Mt Isa joins QMEA

Good Shepherd Catholic College in Mount Isa has joined the prestigious Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy becoming the 35th school to join the successful industry education partnership.