Tablelands’ mine supply chain out of one store


John Newell. “Every time two miners got together, Jack & Newell put up a shop . . .” They were drawn to far north Queensland by news of gold finds on the Palmer River, but it was a retail empire that helped Scotsman William Jack and Irishman John Newell become household names throughout the region. Read More

Site supervisor qualifications questioned


Greg Dalliston CFMEU safety and health representative A union safety delegate has raised concerns about increasingly brief courses being offered in competencies required to become a mine site supervisor. Industry safety and health representative for CFMEU’s Queensland Mining and Energy Division Greg Dalliston said some courses to achieve the competencies widely known as S1, S2 Read More

Regional major projects forum

Major Projects Forum

Construction industry and building trade representatives are invited to attend a regional major projects forum later this month in Cairns. It’s been presented by the Department of State Development to showcase major project and supply chain opportunities. They’ll be providing updates on economic conditions, information on the labour market and trends for the future, as Read More

Suicide prevention strategy launched


A Townsville community group launches Here4Life event: Suicide Prevention The Here4Life music festival is on the 21st November. Here4Life has been created by a group of community people who want to reduce suicides and its impact in the Townsville region. Suicide occurs across all age groups and all walks of life. Two people attempt suicide Read More

2017 start for King Vol zinc


Atherton Resources aims to begin concentrate production in early 2017 from its King Vol zinc project, 250km west of Cairns. The company, formerly Mungana Goldmines, began diamond drilling in June to increase the indicated mineral resources – now sitting above a million tonnes - as part of the project’s feasibility study. Atherton Resources managing director Read More

An eye for national titles


The Broadmeadow mine team assists a mock casualty during the EK Healy Cup competition.   Queensland teams are preparing to compete in the Australia Mines Rescue Underground Competition to be held at Newstan Colliery later this month. The Broadmeadow mine rescue team recently took top spot at this year’s EK Healy Cup competition. The Queensland champions Read More

MMG looking for a new Chief Financial Officer

MMG Century processing plant

The processing plant at MMG’s Century operation where mining wound up in August MMG Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Mr David Lamont, has resigned to take up a role as CFO of an ASX listed company. MMG Chief Executive Office, Mr Andrew Michelmore, paid tribute to Mr Lamont’s financial leadership at MMG over the Read More

Bowen Basin geos’ five-yearly symposium coming up soon


The Bowen Basin Geologists Group is gearing up for a major event in October, with the five-yearly Bowen Basin Symposium due to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Group chair Kirk Henderson said the symposium was the largest coal conference in Australia and among the largest of its kind globally. “Our last Read More

QCoal lists civil package for Byerwen

byerwen coal

Civil providers are urged to get cracking to register expressions of interest in QCoal’s Byerwen site earthworks package. It closes next Tuesday, October 6. The only place to register is the Industry Capability Network. The link to this package is: The hard coking coal project is being developed by QCoal Group and JFE Steel , Read More

Movement South of Embley


There are signs of life in the South of Embley Project on Cape York. South of Embley is a greenfield bauxite operation in the Weipa / Aurukun region of Western Cape York. The new development will eventually replace the existing East Weipa mine centre and develop the high quality bauxite reserves available south of the Weipa Read More

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