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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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak body for the resources sector in Queensland has welcomed the launch of the first Fitzroy River Report Card as a clear demonstration of the Fitzroy Partnership’s aim to provide a more comprehensive picture of river health. The Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche says the sector strongly believes that […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Environmentally concerned citizens and landholders are disgusted with the cavalier attitude of the Queensland Government which has chopped the funding for Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), an independent community environmental legal service. EDO has a great reputation for the quality and relevance of its casework, law reform and educational work and fills a much needed gap […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed alarm at the extent to which the Queensland government is putting the interests of the mining sector over the interests of ordinary Queenslanders and the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said Mr Newman was completely wrong to say the Reef […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed significant concern about plans that suggest Indian coal and energy company Adani is still determined to expand its port at Abbot Point. There is speculation that Adani is looking to sell some or all of its current port (Terminal 1) to raise funds to progress its second […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Research & Development

    The Queensland Resources Council, in media stories, is selectively citing pre-existing problems in order to divert efforts from addressing the fastest growing new threat to the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation, Australian Marine Conservation Society reported. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, said a new research paper did not consider proposed new and expanded […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are calling on Queensland Resources Council (QRC) to cancel their blatant propaganda campaign as a report out today, commissioned by the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), shows dredging and dumping will cause significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef. “This report is yet more evidence showing dredging and dumping for ports and […]

  • 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

    The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council’s latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef. “No PR campaign can absolve the coal lobby from responsibility for the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier […]