Media Releases

08/11/2018

MINE SITE VISIT A FIRST FOR MORANBAH STUDENTS

Moranbah State High School pupils will be the first students to visit Peabody’s Moorvale Mine. Peabody will take 18 year-7 students and their teacher on a tour of the mine as part of the school’s Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) activities.

08/11/2018

Land Court ruling on New Hope’s New Acland mine expansion

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Land Court’s decision on New Hope’s New Acland Stage 3 mine expansion near Toowoomba. The ruling will be welcome news for the people of Oakey and the Darling Downs whose future livelihoods would have been in jeopardy with resources depleting.

07/11/2018

Queensland’s coal exports claim top spot with 22 wins on the trot

Queensland’s coal exports have been the star performer for the state’s exports over the last two years, taking the title as Queensland’s most valuable export earner. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said coal exports had been consistently delivering for our state in a run that stretches back to December 2016.

07/11/2018

BRISBANE SCHOOLS NOW PART OF SUCCESSFUL FORMULA

Students from three Brisbane schools, which have just joined the acclaimed Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) will gather at Coorparoo Secondary College (SC) today for their first QMEA experience. The Coorparoo SC students will be joined by pupils from Holland Park State High School and Cannon Hill Anglican College for the innovative program.

07/11/2018

BRISBANE SCHOOLS NOW PART OF SUCCESSFUL FORMULA

Students from three Brisbane schools, which have just joined the acclaimed Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy, (QMEA) will gather at Coorparoo Secondary College (SC) today for their first QMEA experience. The Coorparoo SC students will be joined by pupils from Holland Park State High School and Cannon Hill Anglican College for their first taste of the innovative program.

06/11/2018

QRC CONGRATULATES PEABODY ON 20YR MILESTONE

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has congratulated Peabody Australia after its central Queensland Coppabella Mine celebrated 20 years of operations while supporting jobs and paying royalties to all Queenslanders. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the Bowen Basin mine has been a significant economic contributor across the region producing around 65 million tonnes of pulverized coal injection (PCI) used in the production of steel.

06/11/2018

NEW HOPE SETS NEW HIGHS WITH REHABILITATED MINED LAND

Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive, Ian Macfarlane praised New Hope’s environmental credentials after the company received certification from the Queensland Government for 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated land at its New Acland coal operations on the Darling Downs. “New Hope has a resolute commitment to rehabilitating mined land and this is another example of the company’s leading practices when it comes to the sustainability of mining in regional Queensland,” he said.

05/11/2018

QMEA SCHOOL RECOGNISED FOR INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP

Thuringowa State High School (SHS) has been recognised by the Queensland Government for its outstanding work with industry by winning the Showcase Award for Excellence in Industry Partnerships for its Global Tropics Futures Program. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the school was committed to working alongside industry to help students in North Queensland.

02/11/2018

QRC WELCOMES LAND RELEASES

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to release more than 6600 square kilometres of land for gas exploration with 917 square kilometres kept for the domestic market. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said opening up land for exploration was a commitment of confidence in the gas industry and another sign Queensland was getting on with the job to help ease the east coast gas squeeze.

01/11/2018

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

Two of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s (QMEA) newest schools will meet at Glenala State High School today to participate in their first QMEA event. The year 9 students from Centenary and Glenala state high schools will take part in chemical processing, robotics and programming, environmental practices and design and engineering.

01/11/2018

QRC WELCOMES NEW COAL MINE LEASE

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to issue a mining lease for a mine north-east of Moranbah which will create 350 ongoing local jobs in Bowen Basin communities. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said Fitzroy Australia Resources’ Ironbark No.1 underground coal mine is expected to produce up to 6 million tonnes of coal per year.

01/11/2018

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

Two of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s (QMEA) newest schools will meet at Glenala State High School today to participate in their first QMEA event. The year 9 students from Centenary and Glenala state high schools will take part in chemical processing, robotics and programming, environmental practices and design and engineering.

31/10/2018

Students enter virtual world of augmented reality, robots and drones

Dalby and Chinchilla students will step into a virtual world and use augmented reality in a 3D design challenge today.   The workshop for 100 local students at Dalby State High School’s Bunya Campus is being run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

30/10/2018

Court rules against legal bid to undermine regulator’s draft coal rail network decision

On behalf of the State’s coal industry and the 300,000 Queenslanders employed by the resources sector, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the Supreme Court of Queensland’s decision to dismiss Aurizon’s legal challenge to the draft decision of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) for the future operation of the State’s major coal rail network.

28/10/2018

HIGH TECH AND HIGH VIZ GO HAND IN HAND FOR RESOURCES INVESTMENT

The Queensland resources industry is planning new investments in technology and innovation that will make it one of our state’s most cutting-edge job creators. The Queensland Resources Council’s (QRC) latest quarterly State of the Sector survey has found resources CEOs are on the cusp of new investments in the full range of advanced equipment ranging from automated vehicles to virtual reality tools.

26/10/2018

QUEENSLAND’S COMMODITIES AT THE HEART OF GENERATIONAL MINING WINDFALL

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown the true scale of resources investment and the huge dollar value it has added to the Australian economy in the last 25 years. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the official figures back up what Queensland communities already know – that the mining industry is the lifeblood of the economy.

25/10/2018

Testing time for engineering teachers

It’ll be a testing time for teachers from throughout the Brisbane region today when they observe the latest in engineering technology at Anglican Church Grammar School. The school, in conjunction with the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), is hosting a twilight Teacher Professional Development session focusing on practical activities associated with the incoming engineering syllabus.

22/10/2018

Teachers go back to the classroom

Teachers from across the Western Downs will this week learn innovative ways to teach science technology engineering and maths (STEM) and digital technologies, at an event held by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA). About 50 teachers will gather at Wandoan State School P-10 for a jam-packed program of professional development.