The resources industry already contributes $6.7 billion to Mackay's economy.
The full impact of COVID-19 is yet to appear in the Production Volume Index.
Exploration spending in Queensland up across all commodities last year, QRC says.
Excessive red and green tape was stopping the coal mining industry from creating even more jobs.
The campaign was in response to worsening economic conditions.
Queensland's unemployment rate is 8.8% while there are 800 job vacancies in resources and energy.
The Queensland coal mining industry had been preparing for the possibility of more border closures.
Queensland's resource sector had responded to the COVID-19 challenge.
Told to take a leaf from the WA government book.
Miners have played a major role in boosting the health of important Queensland waterways.
Spending with local Queensland businesses up 16% over past 12 months.
Put $725,000 towards UQ vaccine program.