2021BBS Postponed to March 2022

2021BBS Postponed to March 2022

Postponement Announcement A message from the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium Organising Committee To our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and participants, The Organising Committee has made the decision to postpone the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium for a second time. We are deeply disappointed that we cannot host this event later this month, however, attendance at the Symposium

Queensland mineral exploration

Exploration expenditure data reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics paints a grim picture of mineral exploration for Queensland, relative to the rest of Australia.

Geoscientist employment: Queensland at a glance

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Queensland’s new Draft Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline

Queensland’s new Draft Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline is now available for consultation and feedback by industry. The new Draft Guideline has been developed in consultation with industry.  It simplifies and streamlines industry reporting requirements, reduces reporting duplication and red-tape, and improves data quality through the use of standardised, reporting templates and units of measure.

PhD Position: James Cook University

The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University (JCU) is looking for a PhD student available to start immediately to work on a project researching the magmatic evolution and magma fertility for Cu-Au-REE mineralization of the Mary Kathleen Domain, Mount Isa Inlier. This projects is part of a larger research effort that we

Queensland Collaborative Exploration Initiative – Round 1 grants available now

The Queensland Government’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) commenced on 14 August 2017. The initiative provides funding assistance to test high risk or innovative exploration concepts used to understand the geology and prospectivity of under-explored areas. Funding of $3.6 million has been allocated to the Initiative and is open to existing mineral, petroleum, gas, coal and

Digging Deeper

Save the Date This year Digging Deeper 2017 will be held on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre. A preliminary program and registration information will be available at a future date.

Teaching tomorrow’s leaders

Local students gathered at CQUniversity in Gladstone for a specifically designed two-day course to bridge their writing abilities between school and university and introduce them to the importance of safety in the resources sector. The Introduction to Safety, Industry and Academic Writing course was provided by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) and CQUniversity

Ian Macfarlane to take the helm at Queensland Resources Council

The Queensland Resources Council’s next Chief Executive will be former long-serving federal minister Mr Ian Macfarlane. In announcing this appointment, incoming president of the Queensland Resources Council, Rag Udd, said that the board of the Queensland Resources Council was delighted to have secured the services of someone of the calibre of Ian Macfarlane. ‘Ian has

New mining laws commence in Queensland

This week’s commencement of the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (MERCPA) in Queensland comes after a long two-year wait since the Act was passed. ‘The Act includes a set of complex legislative amendments over a range of areas of resource legislation including land access and changes to the restricted land framework,’ Mr Roche