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Huesker Group established Australian Subsidiary

Following the recent acquisition of NBW Mining (Aust) Pty Ltd, the Huesker Group established Huesker Australia Pty Ltd. Currently on a global expansion drive, Huesker Australia will better enable the group to provide its entire high quality product and solution portfolio to clients in Australasia.

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Compensation Arrangements in Australia surrounding Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on the review of the Workers’ Compensation Scheme

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has thanked the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, the Hon Grace Grace, for her quick response in establishing the Stakeholder Reference Group to address compensation arrangements surrounding Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP).

QRC’s position, outlined to the Parliamentary Committee on the Workers’ Compensation Scheme this morning, broadly supports the recommendations of the Stakeholder Reference Group that all workers who contract CWP should receive fair compensation in a timely fashion, and retired workers or workers who had left the industry can have access to medical examinations at no cost.

QRC was one of the first bodies who advocated for the need for a review of the Workers’ Compensation Scheme and improvements in the scheme to deal adequately with all cases. In particular, the QRC recognised workers, who are diagnosed with early stages of CWP should be entitled to receive statutory compensation including circumstances where those workers are not suffering any permanent impairment or incapacity for work.

The Parliamentary Select Committee’s report into CWP released earlier this year represented a substantial body of work and the QRC acknowledges the committee’s open engagement with all parties and commends them for their professionalism in overseeing such a complex review.

The resources sector is completely supportive of, and has fully cooperated with Minister Lynham and the work of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, including the implementation of the recommendations made in the Monash Review.

Meanwhile, coal companies have fully adopted all new regulations and have cooperated with the government in the design of significant improvements to the medical assessment process including lung function tests, spirometry testing and new standards to set out clear requirements for medical practitioners conducting tests.

The health and safety of workers is a core value and the resources sector will only strengthen its commitment to see that CWP is eradicated.

Source: QRC

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Rio Tinto delivers for the North

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has applauded the significant achievements by Rio Tinto’s Amrun project near Weipa with diversity in its workforce and investment in supporting local suppliers.

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Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane on Kevin’s Corner decision

Yesterday the Land Court of Queensland recommended Minister Lynham grant the Mining Lease and the Environmental Authority be issued for the Kevin’s Corner coal mine in the Galilee Basin, subject to the original draft conditions.

The GVK backed mine would inject billions of dollars into regional Queensland with 1,800 construction jobs, 1,600 operational and thousands more through indirect employment for the life of the mine.

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Glencore to support Nyrstar at Port Pirie

Glencore announces that it has been engaged by Nyrstar to provide, through the Kazzinc operation in Kazakhstan, training and ramp-up support services in connection with Nyrstar's Transformation Project in Port Pirie, South Australia. This follows the successful implementation of Kazzinc's New Metallurgy Project, which was completed in 2012.

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