Clive Palmer’s struggling nickel refinery in Townsville has the backing of unions who have supported efforts to get support from the Queensland Government.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill and Treasurer Curtis Pitt will meet together today to discuss possible support for the company. Continue reading
Muswellbrook Shire Council has set aside $10 million dollars to set up an economic development corporation to help the Upper Hunter survive the mining downturn and is asking for another $30 million from the New South Wales government.
If the plan is successful it will identify new business opportunities and create an extra 1,500 jobs for the region. Continue reading
Queensland mine workers concerned over an outbreak of Black Lung disease have been given an ultimatum of go back to work or risk losing their jobs, according to the CFMEU.
The CFMEU claims that Queensland mining companies passed down the ultimatum after miners walked off site yesterday concerned about their health. Continue reading
A new report by the Queensland Resources Council says mining in the Far North is worth $600 million a year to the economy.
In the electorate of Leichhardt, mining provided $589 million to the gross regional product and 4,685 jobs. Continue reading
Glencore is consulting with its Collinsville workforce as the operation scales back production.
Collinsville will cease production for three weeks over the Christmas period, with most employees taking annual leave during this time. Continue reading
Thiess has been awarded a four-year contract extension by Energy Resources LLC at the Ukhaa Khudag (UHG) coal mine.
The project will deliver up to $1 billion of revenue over the next seven years. Continue reading
Location: Mt Emerald, QLD
Project Manager: RATCH Australia
Project Owner: RATCH Australia
Jobs: Construction 150 – Operation 15 Continue reading
Final approval has been given for Queensland’s Mt Emerald Wind Farm, with construction to begin within the next 12 months.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt gave the $380 million energy project the green light, subject to 35 strict conditions to minimise its environmental impact. Continue reading
Royal Dutch Shell has been given approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for its proposed $100 billion acquisition of BG Group.
The ACCC said given Shell’s Arrow Energy affiliate in Queensland wasn’t focused on supplying domestic customers within the state, and was unlikely to do so in the foreseeable future, the acquisition wouldn’t change competition in gas supply on the east coast. Continue reading
Fly-in, fly-out workers travelling through the Perth airport who leave their cars in long-term airport parking will be facing further travel time.
Virgin Australia’s new domestic T1 terminal, due to open on November 22, is next to Perth International Airport, rather than at the domestic airport precinct on Brearley Avenue. Continue reading