Queensland Mining News

New program in Queensland aims to attract 3,000 new mining jobs

The Queensland Government is getting behind a pilot program that, together with an industry group, is hoping to bring thousands of mining equipment and services positions to the Bowen Basin within the next decade.

Adani to go ahead with polemic Carmichael coal mine after all

Despite opposition from organizations ranging from the United Nations to green groups and locals, work on the multibillion-dollar mine is expected to begin by September.

Australian officials slam banks decision to refuse backing country’s largest coal project

The lenders’ move follow a decision by Australia’s second-largest bank Westpac to only fund new projects in existing, rather than new, coal basins as part of its new climate policy.

Polemic Carmichael coal project in Australia to get going as early as August

Work on the delayed mine to start shortly after the federal government grants it final approval, which is expected before the end of May.

Exploration spending in Australia finally on its way up

A 3.4% increase in the December quarter seems to indicate that the downward trend of the past five years has been finally reversed.

Coal dust near Great Barrier Reef worries scientists, environmentalists

Coal has washed up very close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Australian authorities said, following an investigation into complaints of black dust on nearby beaches.

Queensland groups launch campaign to support Adani’s Carmichael coal project

As Adani’s Carmichael project continues to gain momentum with the confirmation of construction commencing in 2017, community and industry groups have launched a support campaign on social media.

Adani $12 billion Carmichael coal project clears latest hurdle

A federal court dismissed challenge from a traditional owner to mining permits for the mine.

Queensland mining industry backs action to fix coal worker health screening

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.

Adani’s $12bn Carmichael project hit with yet another lawsuit

A green group asked the Supreme Court in Queensland to review the environmental approval of the controversial coal mine and rail project.

Services sector saves jobless miners in Australia

While Queensland's miners axed 22,000 positions between 2013 and 2015, health and community services created new jobs for almost double that number.

Adani $12 billion Carmichael coal project faces fresh legal challenge

Australia’s indigenous people Wangan and Jagalingou, traditional owners of the land proposed to host the project are challenging it in court.

Adani $12 billion Carmichael coal project closer to lease

If built, Carmichael would be Australia's largest coal mine.

Greenfield exploration in Australia picks up

Total area drilled (in metres) climbed by 6.9% during the December quarter, with activity in areas of new deposits increasing by 29.6%.

Aussie mining tycoon Palmer promises ‘truth’ on massive job cuts at his nickel refinery

He said he would open up after a creditors meeting next week in Townsville, where his his Queensland Nickel company is based.

Australia ok’s vast coal port expansion near Great Barrier Reef

The expansion work will require dredging 1.1 million cubic meters of seabed near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Aussie court clears way for $12bn Carmichael coal mine

With the ruling, the massive Carmichael coal mine and rail project has moved one step closer to final approval.

Adani wants opposition to its coal mine in Australia to be over by law

The company wants an "indisputable and final" go-ahead for Carmichael, considered Australia’s largest thermal coal project ever.

Up to 20,000 mining jobs gone in Australia by 2018 — report

Mining investment in Australia is forecast to fall a further 58% the next three years.

Rio Tinto to go ahead with $1.9 billion bauxite project in Australia

The Amrun mine is expected to open in 2019 and initially produce 22.8 million metric tons of bauxite a yera.

Rio Tinto to close Queensland coal mine if extension gets rejected

The company said that extending Kestrel, its only underground coal operation, would add 20 years to the mine’s life.

Australia says ‘yes’ to Carmichael coal mine by Great Barrier Reef

The country's government has given its final, yet conditional, approval for one of the world's biggest coal mines.

Rehabilitation of over 50,000 abandoned mines in Australia to hit taxpayers

According to environmental scientist Peter Erskine, Australia will be left with a bill running into tens of billions of dollars unless the government starts taking mine rehabilitation seriously.

Revocation of Australia’s largest coal mine licence ‘a sabotage’ — Abbot

His comments follow this week's decision by the federal court of Australia to overturn government approval for the construction of one of the biggest coal mines in the world.

Adani confirms work halted at controversial coal project by the Great Barrier Reef

But the Indian company said it remains committed to the US$12bn Carmichael project in Queensland, Australia.