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  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queenslanders will not be fooled by the desperate spin campaign launched by the Queensland Resources Council today to downplay the damage the big mining companies are inflicting on the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens. “This is desperate PR spin from the Queensland Resources Council that shows community opposition to big mining companies trashing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    A strategy to facilitate the development of the Galilee Basin and deliver up to 28,000 new jobs was unveiled by the Newman Government today. Speaking at the Major Projects Conference in Brisbane, Premier Campbell Newman said the Galilee Basin Development Strategy would grow the resources sector as one of the four pillars of the Queensland […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Resources Council has launched a public awareness campaign to ‘set the record straight’ on the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the continuing prosperity of more than one million Queenslanders who live and work adjacent to it. Against a backdrop of the Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point coal terminals near Mackay, Queensland […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Even though a quarter of Queensland coal output is being produced at a loss, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments are continuing to prioritise coal over the Great Barrier Reef, climate, water supplies, agriculture and tourism. “Figures from the Queensland Resources Council show that a quarter of Queensland coal export is being produced […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Commitments from both major political parties to tackle documented environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef have been welcomed by the peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy exporters. ‘It is vital for Queensland exporters and the communities they support along the 2,200 kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef that there are policies focused […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak representative group for Queensland minerals and energy companies has released its latest fact sheet focusing on shipping, ports and co-existence with the Great Barrier Reef. The fact sheet is the latest component in the ‘Working Alongside the Great Barrier Reef’ public awareness campaign launched last month by the Queensland Resources Council. Its release […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The state government’s draft Ports Strategy showed the hallmarks of an ecologically sustainable approach to future development, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said today. Commenting on the release by Deputy Premier and State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney, QRC acting Chief Executive Greg Lane said the strategy’s focus on developing the capacity of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]