The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will demand major gas companies hand over confidential market information as political pressure mounts about soaring energy prices. Continue reading
Regional Queensland is generating jobs and is even leaving Brisbane in its wake after years of stagnation following the mining downturn.
According to analysis by Conus Consultancy of Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for March, trend employment for areas outside the southeast was up 3800 while greater Brisbane generated only 700. Continue reading
The newly listed Todd River Resources has kicked off its copper-zinc drilling project at Mount Hardy, about 300 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs. Continue reading
In a period of uncertainty for many Central Queensland miners, Sojitz’s Minerva mine has now secured 250 jobs at the site for a further four years. Continue reading
Northern Minerals has announced it will immediately start construction on a pilot processing plant for its rare earths project, south-east of Halls Creek near the Western Australia-Northern Territory border. Continue reading
Rio Tinto recently confirmed it had commissioned a variety of sub-contractors and suppliers for its $1.6b Amrun Bauxite Mine, 40km south of Weipa. To date more than $900m in contracts went to Queensland suppliers, representing almost two-thirds of the total $1.38b of all contracts awarded for the project.
At least 509 Queensland businesses are engaged directly and indirectly to supply goods and services to the site. Details of all of the major projects are listed in our full details on our Project Summary sheet, available from the link below, and represent hundreds of potential contractor work and job opportunities with various contractors involved in this mammoth project. Continue reading
Central Queensland’s uniquely coloured sandstone is a hot commodity, with Rockhampton’s Capricorn Sandstone Quarries fielding orders from around the globe. Continue reading
The Federal Government is considering a “gas swaps” proposal to free up supply for domestic use, as a major shortage threatens electricity supply and tens of thousands of jobs. Continue reading
Australia’s mining industry does not oppose the Turnbull government’s decision to scrap the 457 visa program but wants to be able to easily bring in temporary foreign workers when needed, given its reliance on them during the resources boom. Continue reading
The NT government has granted Major Project status to KGL Resources’ Jervois Copper-Silver-Gold Project, located approximately 270km northeast of Alice Springs.The project facilitation agreement (PFA) will enable the Northern Territory government and KGL to collaborate to advance the project through the required approvals processes. The project is expected to create 360 jobs during construction and 300 ongoing jobs once operational, over its more than 12-year life. Continue reading