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State’s first vanadium mine a new era for Queensland's resources sector

15 September 2021

A vanadium mine in Queensland's remote northwest will pioneer production of a globally sought-after new economy mineral, supporting up to 400 jobs.

Queensland appoints first-ever mine rehabilitation commissioner

10 September 2021

Queensland's first Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner has been appointed in another milestone for important reforms.

New gas for new century

10 September 2021

Queensland’'s Senex Energy will supply natural gas to New Century Resources via Mount Isa's Diamantina Power Station, powering Century Mine.

Stock routes investment funds upgrades*

30 August 2021

A million-dollar investment will upgrade Queensland's vital 72,000 km stock route network ahead of proposed changes to its management.

Dam rescue mission preserves FNQ history

30 August 2021

A $95,000 project has preserved a delicate heritage-listed piece of Far North Queensland’s colourful tin mining history.

Palaszczuk Govt secures future for Australia-Singapore military training areas*

24 August 2021

Land leasing arrangements have been finalised in North and Central Queensland for a military training base.

Warrgamay people have always known

19 August 2021

The Warrgamay People will hear a court decision today recognising what they have always known about their land in North Queensland.

State Government gas policy creates Queensland jobs in the bush

17 August 2021

A multi-million-dollar expansion of Senex's Project Atlas gas operation will create 100 jobs and bring more gas into the market.

Native plants used to extract rare earth metals as part of trailblazing Queensland research

11 August 2021

Plants you can find in your own backyard could unlock future Queensland jobs in the new minerals.

New CQ mine jobs move one step closer

04 August 2021

A thousand new jobs are a step closer with the release of a draft environmental impact statement for a $1 billion metallurgical coal mine in CQ.

Government cash injection to aid next-gen mineral discoveries

30 July 2021

State Government exploration grants are backing 16 companies to hunt down new economy minerals to create the next generation of resources jobs.

New metallurgical coal mine extends jobs in CQ

28 July 2021

Construction will start next month on an $82 million extension for the existing Isaac Plains metallurgical coal mine, supporting up to 550 local jobs.

Go west! Career opportunities flagged for young Queenslanders

28 July 2021

Mining giant Glencore is on the hunt for about 40 apprentices to kickstart their careers in Queensland's North-West.

Have your say on the future of Queensland’s stock routes

16 July 2021

Farmers, councils, industry groups and outback locals are invited to have their say on proposed changes to Queensland’s vital stock routes.

Native title recognised for Wangkamahdla people

15 July 2021

A native title determination will “change the lives” of traditional owners the Wangkamahdla People in central west Queensland.

Resources jobs of the future beckon

15 July 2021

The latest resources sector report underlines the potential for Queensland’s new-economy minerals and jobs of the future.

Central Queensland mine expansion brings more than 150 jobs

13 July 2021

A former mining “minnow” who purchased their first mine in 2015 will soon expand its operations, creating more than 150 jobs in the process.

Queensland resources communities to get $100 million Infrastructure boost

13 July 2021

Queensland’s resource communities can apply for funding for infrastructure projects that will benefit the regional workers, their families and their c

Nearly one third of Queensland recognised as native title

09 July 2021

Native title is now recognised on nearly 30 per cent of Queensland.

Record high export earnings drive Queensland's economic recovery

09 July 2021

Australia’s Chief Economist predicts Australia’s resource and energy export earnings will reach a record high $310 billion in 2020-21, rising to $334

Record exports of LNG leave Gladstone in 2020-21

07 July 2021

A record 23 million tonnes in LNG exports left Gladstone during the past financial year, a 3.72 per cent increase from the year prior.

Queensland’s North West Minerals Province get Dutch showcase*

05 July 2021

Queensland’s North West Minerals Province has been on show to international investors as part of a special presentation.

Rent reprieve for flood-impacted primary producers in Goondiwindi*

01 July 2021

Primary producers in Goondiwindi impacted by a severe rainfall event in early 2021 receive a land rent reprieve.

Rent reprieve boosts drought assistance for primary producers in Queensland*

30 June 2021

Drought assistance is being rolled out with more than 8,000 Queensland state land lessees set to receive a 12 month land rent reprieve.

Queensland company exporting local resources innovation to South America*

28 June 2021

A home-grown Queensland business is manufacturing machines that are making mining cleaner and greener, while saving water in the process.

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