Lonely day for FIFO workers on the job

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PIC: William, Aaron, Guy and Amy Johnson reunited. Amy’s PhD into maintaining long distance relationships has messages for subbies working away from home.  Valentine’s Day last Sunday highlighted an aspect of being a subcontractor that can create a great deal of stress … working for weeks on end in remote locations far away from loved ones. Read More

Hope from the ashes

Peter Wellingotn and family

PIC: Nicklin MLA Peter Wellington, pictured with his family, has been praised for standing up for subcontractor rights in the Queensland Parliament. An organisation has emerged to represent a 450,000-strong section of the Australian business community with the expected incorporation this month of the new national Subcontractors Alliance. The Queensland-based alliance was spawned out of the collapse Read More

Large field of engineers in election race

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 PIC: Outgoing RPEQ representative Julie Mitchell.   Sixty one registered professional engineers (RPEQ) are standing for election to the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ). BPEQ registrar Kylie Mercer said there was unprecedented interest in the 2016 election and a strong field of candidates vying for the position of RPEQ representative. “We have not Read More

Water industry workshop in Yeppoon


Central Queensland water industry workers will gather in Yeppoon this month for a training forum on water quality and distribution systems. Organised by Queensland Water, the workshop will see attendees run through a practical training program which is aimed at upskilling those in the industry. Livingstone Shire councillor Adam Belot said the council was delighted Read More

ERA escapes prosecution for acid slurry spill

Ranger uranium

Uranium miner ERA has escaped prosecution following an incident on December 7, 2013 when about 1,400 cubic metres of acidic slurry spilled after a leech tank collapsed at its Ranger site in the Northern Territory. The spill was contained within the mine site, a statement from the NT Department of Mines and Energy said. Department staff Read More

Jupiters jackpot for Gold Coast

Juliters Gold Coast

The Gold Coast will be flushed with fortune if a 700-room residential extension for Jupiters comes through. The Star Entertainment Group is looking at a expanding its current Jupiters integrated resort on the Gold Coast with a new  hotel and apartment tower. The proposed tower along with the live sports theatre and refurbishment could increase Read More

Riverfront jobs set in stone

Geoff Murphy and Mayor Strelow

PIC: JM Kelly managing director Geoff Murphy with Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow.     Local company JM Kelly has won more than $3 million in work on Rockhampton Regional Council’s $30 million Riverfront Revitalisation project. The firm was announced today as the successful tenderer for the concrete works package and the supply and installation of Read More

Safety conference calls for papers


Organisers of the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference have put a call out for papers to be considered for presentation at the August event. It is being held at Jupiters on the Gold Coast. That’s a departure from Jupiters in Townsville, now called The Ville, which had been the default venue. The closing Read More

Hammer time for LNG build gear


Two pumps immediately airlifted for dewatering at an overseas mine site were among the items shifted today at a Gladstone auction of gear from the city’s LNG construction projects. Hassalls plans two auctions every month in Gladstone and one a month in Rockhampton until the end of the year as Bechtel offloads equipment worth more Read More

Isaac Plains drill and blast contract awarded

NRW Holdings subsidiary Action Drill & Blast has scored a $40 million deal for the provision of services at Stanmore Coal’s Isaac Plains mine near Moranbah in Central Queensland. The company said it had reached in-principle agreement with Golding Contractors for drill and blast work over a 36-month term. Golding Contractors has a three-year mining Read More

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