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QRC welcomes Peabody’s North Goonyella Extension

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomes the decision by Peabody to extend its North Goonyella metallurgical coal mine, near Moranbah. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the announcement was more good news for the State’s coal industry and the men and women it supports through full-time jobs.

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QRC welcomes new Resources Taskforce

Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the new taskforce announced by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan tasked with ensuring Australia’s resources sector remains internationally competitive.

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QRC welcomes the new Turnbull Team

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) looks forward to working constructively with the new Turnbull Government Ministry and Cabinet. The new Cabinet sees Queensland well represented with three champions of regional communities.

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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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Resources – funding the Budget’s ‘Jobs bonanza’!

Statement from the Queensland Resources Council

Today’s budget papers illustrate the vital importance of resources, especially coal, to keep the state in the black. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced it as the ‘jobs bonanza budget’, which would have been impossible without royalty revenue.

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Reports of the Death of Coal exaggerated

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane

As the Mark Twain saying goes: Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. And so have been the green activist reports of the death of coal, and more broadly, the resources sector. Today, it is pleasing to see the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham, have thrown their support behind the resurgence of Queensland’s mighty resources sector.

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