The coal industry spent $11.3 billion in Queensland on more than 10,700 local businesses.
Last financial year, 457 visa holders in the Queensland mining industry decreased by 26.5%.
The GVK Hancock project formally entered the process for its project on September 18 2008.
The committee's first report is now not expected until late May.
Submissions were open to everyone associated with the industry
This would include preventing foreign funds being channelled.
Queensland could not afford to have policies chop and change all the time.
Increases in electricity prices were making it hard to do business in Queensland.
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The sector was rebounding.
The initiative, in its second year, broke new ground in the education and training sector.