Olive Downs closer to kick-off

Olive Downs closer to kick-off

Construction expected to start on $1 billion mine in mid-2021.

Development

29 SEPTEMBER 2020
Queensland open for exploration

Queensland open for exploration

Explorers can apply for grants of up to $200,000.

Exploration

05 JUNE 2020
Palaszczuk bails out explorers

Palaszczuk bails out explorers

Queensland eases pressure on explorers.

Covid-19

06 MAY 2020
Day trippers allowed out

Day trippers allowed out

Some fossicking spots in Queensland to reopen for day use only.

Exploration

01 MAY 2020
Life's a gem after lockdown

Life's a gem after lockdown

Popular fossicking hotspots in QLD will be easier to find.

Exploration

17 APRIL 2020
New safety watchdog for Queensland

New safety watchdog for Queensland

New authority to be a champion for safety and health.

North West Queensland gets some love

North West Queensland gets some love

Queensland's North West mineral province gets $13.8m for critical mineral push.

Exploration

21 NOVEMBER 2019
New Century cops a break

New Century cops a break

Royalty deferral deal hailed by government, industry and the Indigenous crew on the ground.

Development

23 AUGUST 2019
Mount Wright closure opens door to Sarsfield and Buck Reef West

Mount Wright closure opens door to Sarsfield and Buck Reef West

Ravenswood gets the green light for expansion.

Development

15 MAY 2019
Deal or no deal means miners pay the bill

Deal or no deal means miners pay the bill

Landholders in QLD can be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses racked up in negotiations.

Sustainability

26 APRIL 2019
Amrun open for business

Amrun open for business

Amrun replaces Rio Tinto's soon-to-be depleted East Weipa mine.

Development

11 MARCH 2019
Teck license to explore the north

Teck license to explore the north

Teck stakes a claim to Queensland

Exploration

05 NOVEMBER 2018