The drawn out process for approvals sent a poor signal to investors.
For the first time in the scorecard's history explorers are positive about departmental assistance.
Seen as an opportunity to focus on positive mining stories.
PM plans to penalise companies that refuse to provide banking and insurance services to coal miners....
Coal is worth $1 billion a week to Queensland.
Interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources growing.
Olive Downs will be one of the largest open cut coking coal mines in the world.
Coal exports grew by 11.5% or an extra $3.9 billion.
There are two scholarships available in postgraduate studies in environmental management.
China is Queensland's largest coal customer and it purchased 50.8 million tonnes of coal in 2018.
It's been a difficult year with the death of four mine workers, QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane said.
Australia's mining industry is facing workforce demand at levels not seen since the previous boom.