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Telco targets Charlie gas development

March IT's Fixed Wireless network coverage has provided communications for almost 4000 CSG workers to date.

Queensland-based March IT is targeting businesses working on QGC’s $1.7 billion Charlie gas development as it rolls out new remote telecommunications services in the Surat Basin. Director – business development Geoff Marsh described SuratConnect, launched this week, as a natural evolution to expand March IT’s offering in the region. The initial product rollout had focused Read More

Mt Carlton shines for Evolution Mining

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A bumper quarter at Mt Carlton in North Queensland helped gold miner Evolution end 2015 on a high note, with a record 203,700 ounces produced across its operations in the three months to December 31. The company’s new mines, Cowal in New South Wales and Mungari in Western Australia, also contributed greatly to the good Read More

Transport tweak brings loads of benefit

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Larger loads can be trucked within a 15km radius of the Port of Townsville following the introduction of a Mass Import Management Scheme (MIMS). The MIMS offers a mass concession for transportation of containerised freight from the Port of Townsville; providing permits for containers to be transported to facilities where the load can be redistributed Read More

Queensland Training Awards open for 2016

Queensland Government 'Breaking the Unemployment Cycle' initiative graduates at Barrier Reef TAFE. Students show off their skills at the Pimlico campus.

Nominations are open for the 55th annual Queensland Training Awards, with a new category added for 2016. Queensland Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath said the awards were an important part of the Palaszczuk Government’s skills and employment agenda. “These awards celebrate all that is great about training in Queensland,” she said. “We want to Read More

Amrun work forums hit FNQ

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Regional businesses targeting work opportunities at Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion bauxite mine expansion on Cape York can tap into vital information at far northern forums in early February. Aurukun Shire Council will host a two-day workshop to drive economic development in that community, while the Cairns Chamber of Commerce will co-host a project opportunities session Read More

The drought in Queensland - before and after

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If nothing else brings home the extremes of living in Australia, this will. These photos complied by the ABC are from the Queensland west of the great divide where many areas have been in drought for years. It could be another dry year In the north where the wet season is yet to live up Read More

Wellsite work keeps flowing for Decmil

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Decmil Group has won a $35 million extension to its QCLNG wellsite installation services contract in the Surat Basin. It will continue to support QGC’s operations with wellhead construction, logistics, material management and a range of construction services throughout 2016. Decmil chief executive officer Scott Criddle said the CSG sector in regional Queensland held ongoing Read More

CuDeco head makes an exit

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Cloncurry miner CuDeco has lost chairman David Taylor, who this week tendered his resignation from that role and as a non-executive director with the company. The Brisbane lawyer was appointed as interim chairman in July last year when CuDeco founder Wayne McCrae resigned to appease the company’s three key Chinese-based investors. Mr Taylor’s resignation letter Read More

Calls for a wider response to address fallout from the resources downturn

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Regional Queensland leaders are calling for a proportional response from the state government to the resource industry downturn. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced an accelerated works program in Townsville opening up access to projects that have the potential to unlock 430 jobs. That’s in the face of more than 230 sackings from Queensland Nickel and Read More

Anglo offloads CQ mine

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Anglo American has entered into a share sale agreement with Batchfire Resources to sell its 100 per cent interest in the Callide thermal coal mine, 20km north-east of Biloela in Central Queensland. Announcing the deal, Anglo said the transaction remained subject to several conditions and its terms were confidential. Callide consists of an open-pit thermal coal mine and associated processing infrastructure. The operation supplies coal to the adjacent Callide power stations under long-term contracts. The deal comes just a month after Anglo American announced it had reached an agreement to sell Dartbrook thermal coal mine in the Hunter Valley, New Read More

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