Hopes high for mining-related business spending to hold firm

Queensland mining and energy companies will continue to underpin the Queensland economy in spite of COVID-19, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said today.Following yesterday’s release of CCIQ’s Suncorp Pulse Survey of Business Conditions which showed 70 per cent of businesses across the state were experiencing pandemic-related profit hits, Mr Macfarlane said times were tough but Queensland’s resource sector was tougher.


Resources exploration figures show need for investment certainty

New exploration data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reinforces the need for clear and consistent rules for investment in the Queensland resources sector. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the data shows exploration expenditure is up across minerals and petroleum.


Coal worker lung tests reach top standard

Queensland coal mine workers will have access to world-class lung function tests as part of the efforts to eradicate coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP).


Resources and farmers reap rewards

The history and future co-existence of the resources sector and farmers is a tradition that is reaping rewards for those on the land, resource companies and every Queenslander, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane told the Rural Press Club in Brisbane today.


Pathways paved for STEM savvy students

Resources professionals descended on two Brisbane schools to show the students how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects can lead to a career in the sector.


Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on Native Title Act

The Queensland Resources Council today welcomes the Federal Attorney-General George Brandis’ announcement that the federal government will this week present legislation amending the Native Title Act as it related to Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs).


2016 John Sedgman Memorial Lecture

Delivered by Michael Roche, Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources…