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Georesources Industry Forum

Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) is hosting a Georesources Industry Forum in Brisbane on Tuesday 15 October 2019. These forums are a great way to get an overall picture of what the Department is working on; specifically the policies and legislation that impact industry. This year, the event will be extended...
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Australian Academy of Science welcomes Australia–US bilateral science and technology initiatives

The Academy also applauds a range of other science related initiatives announced by the Prime Minister that will boost cooperation between Australia and the US including: an agreement to hold high-level discussions in Washington, DC in November to develop a critical minerals action plan and increase trade in rare earths between the US and Australia....
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Chinese investors encouraged to explore Queensland potential

September 23, 2019 Media Release (Shanghai) Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has told investors that Queensland is ready to do business and encourages investment, at a meeting in Shanghai on the second day of her trade mission to China. The Deputy Premier outlined Queensland’s investment potential to senior executives behind some of China’s largest companies and conglomerates, including China Capital Investment Group (CCIG), Tian-Yu Eco-Environment...
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New QEC Chair hits the ground running

New Queensland Exploration Council Chair Kim Wainwright has hit the ground running with numerous official engagements since taking the reins of the organisation from Brad John PSM in July. As well as Managing Director and CEO of Xplore Resources – an exploration and mining services company – Kim holds a number of corporate directorships in...
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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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