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Australia pumps A$50m into drilling research

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th March 2018 The Australian federal government on Wednesday announced a A$50-million investment into research aimed at better equipping the mining and resources sector to manage future challenges. Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said the funding would come from the Cooperative... 

Santos launches $750m Queensland gas project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th February 2018 Domestic gas supply and regional jobs in Queensland are set to gain considerably with Santos GLNG investing $900-million in upstream gas developments in Maranoa, Western Downs, Central Highlands and Banana this year. As well as upstream developments around the Fairview, Scotia and Arcadia... 

Adani to start Carmichael construction in August

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     20th March 2017 Construction on the A$21.7-billion Carmichael coal and rail project is expected to start in August, Indian major Adani confirmed to Mining Weekly Online. Chairperson Guatam Adani told a media conference in Mumbai that the outstanding approvals and licences were in the pipeline for approval and... 

Senex raises A$55m as it pursues east coast gas opportunities

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     3rd February 2017 The Queensland government has welcomed the A$45.9-million investment from energy investor EIG Global Energy Partners into ASX-listed Senex Energy. Senex this week announced that it has raised A$55-million through a share placement to EIG and other institutional and sophisticated investors. 

Queensland to release new land for exploration

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th July 2016 Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham plan to release 826 km2 of land for minerals, coal, petroleum and natural gas exploration over the next 12 months. The seven areas range from Cloncurry in the north-west, through the Bowen basin in central Queensland, to near Surat... 

New strategy to tackle black lung after review finds ‘major system failures’

By: Mariaan Webb     13th July 2016 Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham on Wednesday unveiled a three-pronged strategy to improve coal workers’ health, after a review of the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme found that a health screening system to protect underground coal workers had failed. Eleven... 

Concern that recent Queensland ‘Black Lung’ cases are tip of the iceberg

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     1st December 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed government action after three cases of ‘Black Lung’ were detected at coal mines in the state, during the last three years. Worker’s union the CFMEU has warned that the three cases could be the tip of the iceberg for a disease that had been... 

Exploration tenure cash bidding to disadvantage small miners - QRC

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     25th January 2013 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Friday warned that cash bidding on exploration tenures in the state would disadvantage small miners and would undermine the community’s confidence in the government’s role as steward of the state’s resources. QRC CEO Michael Roche said in a statement... 


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