The Hunt for Gas Grows

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More than 19,000 square km of Queensland will be released for exploration and to identify new-age minerals needed for the next technology and renewables boom. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham today released the Annual Exploration Program for 2017-18, including thousands of … [Read more...]

New FIFO Law for Regional Communities

FIFO workers

The State government delivered on its election commitment this week to legislate against 100 per cent fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces on large resource projects near regional communities. Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham sys the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill … [Read more...]

New Regional Engagement Network

Jane Walker from Dalby and Katrina Macdonald from Roma.

Two new regional engagement officers, one based in Roma and one in Dalby, will represent the GasFields Commission on the ground in the Surat Basin. The Commission says it’s made regional engagement its number one priority and have equipped Commission staff to be fully mobile and responsive to … [Read more...]

Greenies Gearing Up – Again

Environmentalist push for renewable  energy

The awarding of leases to Glencore for the $7 billion Wandoan Coal project has the greenies army polishing up the protest placards. The activists say they are gearing up for all-out resistance against the prospect of a massive coal mine in the Surat Basin. The project would spark about 1300 … [Read more...]

Mine Rehabilitation is Achievable

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A resource company case study project to rehabilitate former mining land shows that site rehabilitation is achievable with Environment Minister Steven Miles today singing the praises of mining companies. “Glencore Australia is progressively rehabilitating its Newlands coal mine in central … [Read more...]

New Umpire to Sort Resources Disputes

Coal seam gas

Landholders and resources companies are a step closer to having a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes over their negotiated agreements following legislation introduced into State Parliament. Minister Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham told Parliament that the new Land Access … [Read more...]