Media Releases


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Horse dentist turned dragline operator wins diversity award

A former equine dentist has been named Queensland’s top Tradeswoman|Operator|Technician in this year’s Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) awards for women.


Sector doing its best to keep its head above water

A report commissioned by the Queensland Resources Council has found that a third of the state’s coal mines are operating at a loss.


Government must support sector during tough times

The Queensland resources sector is facing some of the toughest conditions in decades, with more than 20,000 jobs lost over the past two years as a result of the downturn.


Mine workers’ health and safety is top priority

The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the state government's five-point action plan to tackle the important health issue of pneumoconiosis, announced today by Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham.


First LNG shipment for APLNG

Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed news from Australia Pacific LNG that the project's first liquefied natural gas shipment departed Curtis Island, near Gladstone, on Saturday.


Record Queensland coal exports confound the naysayers

In the face of some of the toughest market conditions confronting the Queensland coal industry in many years, Queensland's coal producers have confounded the naysayers by delivering a record level of coal exports in 2015.