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2020 Exploration Scorecard Sentiment Survey: Have your say

Have your say on the state of exploration in Queensland by completing the 2020 Exploration Scorecard Sentiment Survey Through surveying exploration and drilling stakeholders each year, the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) produces the Exploration Scorecard annual publication to highlight exploration achievements and areas for improvement within the exploration industry. This year marks the 10th anniversary...
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Boost for new mineral exploration across Queensland

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has congratulated the 24 mineral exploration companies that have been successful in the latest round of grants totalling nearly $4 million, as part of the Queensland Government Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI). Chair of the QEC, Kim Wainwright said the membership group for explorers was amazed at the level of interest...
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Strong economic value lies in North West Minerals Province

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has welcomed a new report which highlights the vast mineral resource value and economic potential of the North-West Minerals Province and wider Northern Queensland area. Released today, the Repowering the Townsville & North West Minerals Province Industrial Economy report estimates that known in-ground value of resources in North West Queensland...
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More funding available for Queensland explorers

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and its exploration focused member organisation the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) will encourage members and the wider community of minerals exploration companies across Queensland to take advantage of the Queensland Government’s latest round of exploration grants announced today as part of a COVID-19 recovery package. The QRC and QEC are...
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Proposed changes to Australia’s foreign investment law

Reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework will become effective from 1 January 2021. On 5 June 2020 the Commonwealth Government announced the significant changes which will be introduced and are likely to impact QEC member companies. A summary of the impacting changes include: introduction of a new national security test, which will require mandatory notification of...
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Gas explorers heard – additional land on offer

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) has welcomed the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy’s latest tender release of five areas for gas exploration, across almost 1500 square kilometres in south-west Queensland. Chair of the QEC Kim Wainwright said the explorer member organisation was pleased to see the government had listened to industry...
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Collaborative approach identifies top priorities for minerals exploration

The Queensland minerals exploration sector is set to strengthen its research and development capability through shared priorities developed by the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC), University of Queensland and the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). Chair of the QEC, Kim Wainwright, said the Research and Development Priorities...
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Record interest in government grants to reboot exploration

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and its exploration promotion arm, the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) supports and encourages the record number of exploration companies that have opted-in for government grants as part of a multi-million dollar COVID-19 explorer support package. QEC Chair Kim Wainwright said the explorer member organisation was pleased to see more than...
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Exploration industry recognised in road to COVID-19 recovery

The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is pleased to see a number of relief measures introduced today by the Palaszczuk Government, to assist Queensland’s exploration industry through difficulties faced as a result of COVID-19. Exploration relief measures announced on 6 May 2020 by Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy include: a 12-month...
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Queensland Approach – Exploration Work Programs

On 20 March 2020, QRC wrote to the Premier seeking urgent relief measures for the resources sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Key areas included work program and relinquishment relief, rents and fee deferral. The QRC Resources Policy Team have been in constant communication with the Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy on exploration program...
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