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May 23, 2016
Sustainable driving is good business in Weipa

Sustainable driving is good business in Weipa

Rio Tinto has modified the design of the rear tipper truck fleet at its Weipa bauxite mine to reduce costs and fuel usage by around 400,000 litres a year. The mine’s rear tipper trucks are fuelled by diesel and are used during the ore development process prior to mining and for production. Rio Tinto Weipa… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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May 22, 2016
Talented line-up shines at awards

Talented line-up shines at awards

From a locally-owned engineering firm completing a large job with 300,000 man hours injury free to an engineering consultancy successfully gaining access to foreign markets – some of the Mackay region’s most innovative businesses have been celebrated at the Resource Industry Network 2016 Chairman’s Awards on Friday night. The awards, sponsored by KPMG, recognise the… This content is for iQ ...

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May 21, 2016
Finalists named in NT Women in Resources honours

Finalists named in NT Women in Resources honours

Organisers have announced the finalists for the 2016 GEMCO Women in Resources Northern Territory Awards. The gala awards dinner will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre on May 28 – celebrating individuals and organisations for their achievements in championing gender diversity in the industry. The finalists include: Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Sparkettes… This conte...

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May 20, 2016
Queensland tops skills comp

Queensland tops skills comp

Queensland apprentices have taken out the two top places in the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Refrigeration Competition. The competition was held from Tuesday to Thursday this week at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the Air Conditioning Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Exhibition. The nation’s top 10 refrigeration apprentices had 18 hours to…...

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May 19, 2016
Runway expansion project closer to take-off

Runway expansion project closer to take-off

A planned $347 million Sunshine Coast Airport runway expansion has received State environmental approval. State Development Minister Anthony Lynham said the project would open up the region to more national and international destinations such as Singapore and Perth and had the potential to bring almost half a million more visitors a year to the coast by… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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May 19, 2016
$3 million roadworks to go to tender in NT

$3 million roadworks to go to tender in NT

Tenders for more than $3 million in road safety improvement works in the Barkly region of the Northern Territory have been advertised. They include – Ranken Rd – Construction of concrete floodways on two sections of the road to provide improved access during the wet season; Ranken Rd – Raising the level of the road… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Regist...

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May 19, 2016
Market bottom called as mine opens

Market bottom called as mine opens

The re-opening of Central Queensland’s Isaac Plains Mine underlines the solid long-term prospects for the Queensland resources sector said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at yesterday’s official ceremony. “As the re-opening of Isaac Plains here today in Central Queensland shows, investors still have confidence in Queensland and our resources,” said Queensland, Premier Annastacia Pal...

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May 18, 2016
Auctus ready to roll with $100m Chillagoe project

Auctus ready to roll with $100m Chillagoe project

Auctus Minerals plans to start mining in late 2016 as it kicks off a $100 million project near Chillagoe, North Queensland. The private company holds a raft of former Kagara-owned assets in the area as a result of its $65 million takeover of Atherton Resources in late 2015. Managing director Steve Murdoch has promised a… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Registe...

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May 18, 2016
Court paves way for QN cash probe

Court paves way for QN cash probe

The Federal Court today granted an application by the Commonwealth Government to appoint Special Purpose Liquidators (SPLs) to recover outstanding monies from the Queensland Nickel liquidation. The court appointed Stephen Parbery, Marcus Ayres and Michael Owen from PPB Advisory as the Special Purpose Liquidators. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said the SPLs would now be able… This conte...

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