Media releases issued in the past 12 months are available here.
To find Ministerial media statements from more than 12 months ago, please search Ministerial media statements.
* Ministerial media statements
10 May 2021
Queensland-based energy company Comet Ridge has been given the green light for a new Bowen Basin based project.
29 April 2021
More growth, jobs and investment in our state’s coal, minerals and gas industries will be a key focus of an industry-wide blueprint being developed.
22 April 2021
Decades of Queensland’s exploration data now available to all explorers is expected to encourage the resources sector to grow in the future.
21 April 2021
Queensland’s mineral explorers are being invited to stake their claim in $2.5 million worth of grants.
13 April 2021
A Far North silica sand mine at Cape Flattery is leading the way when it comes to indigenous employment.
05 April 2021
Primary producers impacted by Tropical Cyclone Niran will receive a land rent reprieve as part of the Queensland Government’s disaster assistance
01 April 2021
Queensland farmers and dam owners have another tool to their belt to help combat the devastating effects of drought.
31 March 2021
Landowners in 25 Queensland local government areas can access their new land valuations from today.
26 March 2021
The traditional custodians of more than 70 hectares of land located in Tully and Hull heads had their ancient rights formally recognised today.
26 March 2021
Thirteen trainees and apprentices from the Western Downs will kick off their careers within Queensland’s gas sector as part of a successful program
19 March 2021
A Townsville mining workshop is showcasing the benefits of a career in mining for regional students.
15 March 2021
A former open cut mine in Central Queensland has been transformed into natural and productive land thanks to an impressive rehabilitation program.
25 February 2021
Queensland’s North West Minerals Province is attracting global attention thanks to a series of international engagement sessions.
03 February 2021
A Queensland-based company has been given the green light to explore for gas on prospective land in the world class Bowen and Surat basins.
22 December 2020
Landowners in 25 Queensland local government areas (LGAs) will receive new land valuations in March 2021.
06 October 2020
Queensland’s explorers have another six months rent-free (March 31, 2021) to keep them on the hunt for the next round of resources projects and jobs.
02 October 2020
The Darumbal people have today welcomed a Rockhampton creek being stripped of its racist name, with the 22km watercourse to now be known by the traditional word Dundula meaning gum tree.
01 October 2020
Almost 6000 farmers, businesses, and community and sports clubs, doing it tough won’t have to pay state land rent until 2021 under an additional $14.1 million in COVID relief.
29 September 2020
The $1 billion Olive Downs coal mine in central Queensland which will create 1000 local jobs has been given final approvals, allowing construction of the mine to begin.
25 September 2020
Tourism resorts, hospitality providers and attractions from Mount Isa to the Gold Coast will share $2.55 million worth of land rent in ongoing COVID relief.
22 September 2020
Gas exploration in Queensland is ramping up again with four companies selected to explore more than 3000 square kilometres in the Bowen and Surat basins between Blackwater and Wandoan.
07 September 2020
New mining reforms that will give old mines another shot at life, encourage new mines to be built and toughen financial checks and balances on mining lease holders take effect today.
29 July 2020
A new Aboriginal economic and cultural base is set to be developed in the heart of Queensland’s Wangetti coast following the official transfer of land back into the hands of Traditional Owners today.
28 July 2020
$3.96 million has been awarded to 25 mineral exploration projects to seek out the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies from regions right across the state.
29 June 2020
Thousands of drought-affected Queensland farmers will get more relief from state fees and land rents.
Last reviewed 14 May 2021