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Samantha Nasternak

Government tender for exploration vote of confidence in mining jobs

The Palaszczuk Government’s announcement today calling tenders to explore more than 540 square kilometres for coal development for export, steel production and electricity generation was another vote in confidence in mining sector jobs, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said. “I welcome the Government’s announcement.  Exploration is an important indicator of confidence in the resources sector and it is an...
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QRC and QEC welcome exploration releases in the North West

Queensland resources sector has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to meet the growing global demand for metals by releasing 1100 square kilometres of land for exploration in the State’s mineral rich North West. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the ongoing commitment by Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham...
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New exploration to secure exports

The Queensland resources sector has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s action to meet the growing demand for the State’s high-quality coal awarding two preferred exploration tenders in the Bowen Basin. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane welcomed Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham’s announcement as a commitment of confidence so crucial for new...
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Increased mineral, petroleum exploration spending bolsters Qld jobs pipeline

Increased investment in exploring for minerals and petroleum in Queensland, was a strong indicator of future jobs growth in the resources sector. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Officer Ian Macfarlane said the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today, found in the December 2017 quarter mineral exploration was $64.3 million – a 27...
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