QEC welcomes exploration funding w/ video interview of QEC Chair Brad John

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s roll out of exploration grants under the joint industry-government Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI). QEC Chair Brad John said the grants would deliver $2.4 million in funding to help reduce the costs and risks involved in exploration. “I’m pleased to say this initiative has been an...
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QEC welcomes new funds for explorers

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) welcomes the latest round of exploration grants for the North West announced today by Minister Lynham. QEC Chair Brad John said nine exploration companies will share in $1.13 million to explore in the mineral rich province. “The North West Minerals Province is home to some of the world’s most sought...
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New QUREX Gateway catalyst for growth in Queensland resources

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is pleased to launch its flagship project, the Queensland Resources and Exploration Gateway (QUREX), a “one-stop-shop” for all things resources exploration and investment. It is a collaboration with the Queensland Government that helps businesses discover the advantages of investing in Queensland’s thriving resources exploration industry and provides opportunities for future...
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Explorers expect a good year ahead

The seventh edition of the annual Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) Exploration Scorecard has been released this week with an optimistic view on the industry. The headline from this year’s Scorecard is that commodity prices are improving and optimism has returned to the sector. In particular, over the next 12 months, 51 per cent of exploration...
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Investment Showcase success

There was strong attendance yet again for the recent QEC/McCullough Robertson Investment Showcase on 9 November. Attendees heard presentations from Executive Director of State Gas Limited, Greg Baynton and Exploration Manager of Hammer Metals Limited, Mark Whittle.   Click the links below to view the presentations: State Gas Limited Hammer Metals Limited
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QEC Exploration Breakfast – book now!

The Queensland Exploration Council and event sponsors BDO are pleased to welcome the 2017 Queensland Exploration Council breakfast. The Queensland Exploration Council breakfast is the launch pad for the annual Queensland Exploration Scorecard, tracking Queensland’s progress towards becoming an exploration leader by 2020, with Brisbane as its heart. As well as the Scorecard launch, the...
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New scheme to help raise capital for junior explorers

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has welcomed the decision by the Federal Government to incentivise new investment in exploration through the Junior Mineral Exploration Tax Credit scheme (JMETC). Totalling $100 million, the scheme will allow tax losses in greenfield exploration companies to be allotted as a credit to Australian resident shareholders over the next four...
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New incentives for the North-West

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is pleased to see a new pool of funds to encourage companies to explore in the North West Minerals Province. The Queensland Government’s $3.6 million Collaborative Exploration Incentive (CEI) would attract new investment to under-explored and more challenging areas of north-west Queensland, while testing innovative approaches to existing methods. QEC...
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Mr Explorer hangs up his geo-pick

After seven years as the Chair of the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC), Dr Geoff Dickie PM passed the leadership baton to new Chair Brad John PM. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said Geoff steered the organisation through some challenging times, demonstrating strength of character and unwavering dedication. “On behalf of the resources...
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Statement by QEC Chairman on EDI funding

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is disappointed that there is no future funding allocated in the Commonwealth Budget for the Exploration Development Incentive (EDI). The EDI has operated since 2014-15 and encouraged shareholder investment in small exploration companies undertaking greenfield mineral exploration. A government review into the effectiveness of the EDI has been conducted over...
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