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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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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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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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