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  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 40th meeting of the Great Barrier Reef ministerial forum held in Brisbane today is another display of the state and federal government’s commitment to rise above politics and protect the reef, said Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche. Australia is on track to avoid an in-danger listing in light of the recent […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the news that the Abbot Point port expansion is one step closer with the referral for the revised dredging project now in the Federal Government’s hands. This is another milestone in opening up one of the state’s great energy provinces, the Galilee Basin, and for Adani, to progress […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society today called on the Queensland Resources Council to stop campaigning for taxpayer’s money to be used on dredging and dumping projects in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche today expressed disappointment on the 4BC radio news that the ALP was not going […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council welcomed proposed new ports laws, introduced into parliament today, which will increase reef protection while giving certainty to existing and future port operations. The QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Port Planning Guideline and Ports Bill 2014 would enshrine in legislation the Queensland Ports Strategy and add further protections to […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Australian Academy of Science has warned that a draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef won’t prevent its decline and fails to address key pressures affecting the Australian icon. In its submission to the Australian and Queensland governments’ Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, the Academy warns that the draft plan fails to effectively address […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground the […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The peak representative body for the Queensland resources sector has welcomed the decision by the Queensland Government to take advantage of a previously unavailable opportunity for onshore dredge material disposal at Abbot Point. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said industry support for the decision to pursue this land-based disposal option clearly demonstrated industry’s […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The peak industry body for the Queensland resources sector said the Senate report into the Great Barrier Reef backs the work that was well underway to improve reef health. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report published 29 recommendations that largely reflected the work of a host of stakeholders on the Reef […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The peak advocacy body for the resources sector in Queensland has welcomed a new Fitzroy River health report, which shows most reporting areas remained stable or improved over a 12 month period. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche said the Council is a proud member of the Fitzroy Partnership for River […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef took another leap forward today with the release of several important reports from the Queensland and Australian Governments. Commenting on the release of the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment, Great Barrier Reef Program Reports and Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, Queensland Resources […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland is just a few years away from using up its existing coal export capacity according to latest port data. Addressing a Central Highlands Development Committee breakfast in Emerald, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said data from Queensland’s coal port operators show that exports totalled a record 209 million tonnes in 2013-14. “This […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) has delivered a vote of confidence in Australia’s ongoing management of the iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said all Australians would welcome the committee’s decision in Doha, Qatar, to reject activist calls to place the reef on the World Heritage ‘in-danger’ list. “The […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving water quality across the Great Barrier Reef is reaping returns according to the latest report card released by the state and federal governments today. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said science-based programs, not fear campaigns from environmental activists, were making a significant improvement to reef health. “The […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gladstone is set to consolidate its position as Queensland’s industrial powerhouse following release of the new Ports Strategy for Queensland. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said the strategy would inject new confidence into the sector. “The release of the Queensland Government’s Ports Strategy is an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomed the release of the state government’s Ports Strategy, which shows an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future development, and in particular alongside the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The strategy is the Queensland Government’s blueprint for managing and improving the efficiency and environmental management of the state’s port network […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Activists kicked an own goal today on their European vacation by lobbying a German bank that is not funding Queensland’s Abbot Point port expansion and claiming it as a victory for environmentalists, said Queensland Resources Council. After intense lobbying from anti-coal activists, Deutsche Bank, announced that until a consensus was reached between the Australian Government […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Commenting on news today that a tourism industry body is mounting a legal challenge against the dredging approval for Abbot Point coal terminal in north Queensland, QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said scientifically peer-reviewed studies specific to Abbot Point and of a broader nature were readily available. “Some 20 scientific studies and appendices covering the […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Resources Council’s Reef Facts television advertising campaign has resulted in thousands more Australians learning about current and future management challenges for the Great Barrier Reef. Chief Executive Michael Roche said today this initial television advertising campaign would wind up this evening, having achieved its objective. “This campaign was about encouraging factual inquiry so […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The peak representative body for Queensland minerals and energy exporters has welcomed the release overnight by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) of a draft decision on current and future management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage property. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche congratulated the Australian and Queensland governments for their work to […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A review of port-related dredging and associated environmental impacts in subtropical and tropical waters has been welcomed as an authoritative turning point in the debate surrounding management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Ports Australia-commissioned expert analysis of recent dredging projects, including Cairns, […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Television commercials urging Australians to become informed about the true environmental health of the Great Barrier Reef will begin screening nationally tomorrow. The commercials are authorised by the Queensland Resources Council in the wake of an admitted ‘scaremongering’ campaign by environmental activist groups. “The activists’ stated objective is to shut down Queensland’s export coal and […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has rejected as out of touch with community expectations, claims by Michael Roche of the Queensland Resources Council about the efforts of conservation groups to stop the mining industry from industrialising the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said: “The […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche today released a checklist of coordinated activism aimed at shutting down Queensland’s export coal and gas industries. “Two years after the strategy document Stopping the Australian Coal Export Boom was leaked to the media, it is valuable to see how the anti-coal (and coal-seam gas) campaign has unfolded […]

  • 6 March 2014

    Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Michael Roche is encouraging local business leaders to line up against the campaign of Great Barrier Reef port dredging opponents. According to Roche, Queensland ports are very important for the economic development in Australia, as well as for securing a great number of work places. “Every year of course […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has applauded yesterday’s announcement of a major state government campaign to promote the facts surrounding management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. “It is literally the time for a line to be drawn in the sand,” said Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche. “Queensland’s reputation is […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak body for the resources sector has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s progress report to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef (‘the State Party Report’). Queensland Resource Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report outlines the significant progress made by Australia in the […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak resources sector body has backed the science-based decision of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to grant dredge permits under strict conditions for the expansion of the Port of Abbott Point. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, Michael Roche, says he was always confident that GBRMPA would base the decision […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak resources sector body said it is confident the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) will make its decision on a dredging permit for the proposed Abbot Point port expansion based on facts and science, rather than ‘slacktivist’ campaigns using social media. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council Michael Roche says the […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak resources sector body said it remains confident that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will continue to base its decision-making on the best available science. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said today that as a result of an expensive but transparently deceptive campaign by environmental activists to demonise port developments, […]