They were the winners of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC)/Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) state awards presented in Brisbane in March and will join finalists from all other states and territories at the presentation event at Parliament House in the nation’s capital.
Queensland coal and mineral exports grew by $5.6 billion over the last 12 months.
Queensland’s resources sector is powering jobs growth across the State with Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showing an increase of close to 10,000 jobs in the February quarter.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has announced it will invest over two hundred million dollars into the Bowen Basin, creating hundreds of jobs, which shows the ongoing strength of Queensland’s coal industry.
The natural resources sector continues to play a vital role in underpinning the Queensland economy with an estimated $55.7 billion contribution to the state’s economy.
Queensland has released a final report into the re-emergence of coal worker pneumoconiosis, which confirms that a health screening system thought to protect underground coal workers has failed.
Queenslanders are standing up for resource sector jobs through an online petition that has kick-started a campaign to close the legal loopholes that are tying up projects in red tape.