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Media releases issued in the past 12 months are available here.

To find Ministerial media statements from more than 12 months ago, please search Ministerial media statements.

Savvy SEQ shoppers could save hundreds on power bills

31 July 2020

Now is the time to shop around and save on power bills, with more time spent at home and power bill bargains on offer in the south-east corner. 

Land transfer offers jobs, tourism and cultural opportunities for Traditional Owners

29 July 2020

A new Aboriginal economic and cultural base is set to be developed in the heart of Queensland’s Wangetti coast following the official transfer of land back into the hands of Traditional Owners today.

Explorers on the hunt for renewable energy and technology minerals

28 July 2020

$3.96 million has been awarded to 25 mineral exploration projects to seek out the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies from regions right across the state.

Cost of living relief continues to roll out

23 July 2020

$200 rebates have been applied to power bills to get financial relief to households – with the remaining half-a-million south-east Queensland households to receive their $200 rebates soon.

More Scenic Rim water to drive economy and jobs

14 July 2020

Hundreds of megalitres of water are to be made available for new and expanded farms and business to create jobs around Crows Nest, the Southern Lockyer and the Scenic Rim.

More Gulf water available now to drive development and jobs

02 July 2020

More than 100,000 megalitres of water have been made available to help drive jobs and development in farming and tourism in the north western Gulf.

More relief supports farmers’ drought recovery

29 June 2020

Thousands of drought-affected Queensland farmers will get more relief from state fees and land rents.

Nearly 15,000 drought-affected Queensland farmers will save up to $2.2 million in annual water licence fees over two years.

More mine and quarry workers to get lungs checked

26 June 2020

Queensland’s 15,000 mineral mine and quarry workers will now have mandatory lung health checks before and during their careers.

Resources safety regulator secures conviction

25 June 2020

Queensland’s Industrial Court has imposed a suspended period of imprisonment on the Director of a quarry operator company, regarding the death of Sean Scovell in June 2012 at a site in Central Queensland.

Regional power prices to fall again

25 June 2020

For the third year in a row, a drop in power prices will see typical regional household power bills fall by $84 and small businesses by $75 from 1 July 2020.

First instalment in the bank for Lakeland irrigation

24 June 2020

The first instalment is in the bank for a $10 million investigation into a major Far North Queensland irrigation project.

 

Exploration stakes upped by $10 million to find new economy minerals

16 June 2020

A $10 million-plus State Government booster pack will supercharge exploration for new economy minerals to drive future mine projects.

Steps taken to change racist creek name

12 June 2020

Steps are being taken to change a 156-year-old racially derogatory creek name that connects four suburbs in Rockhampton.

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Executive Director, Central Region, Mr Darren Moor said public consultation opened today on a proposal to have Black Gin Creek renamed Dundula Creek.

New territory opens for keen gas explorers

09 June 2020

Another 1500 square kilometres of south-west Queensland gas country will be opened up in response to explorers.

Five parcels around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins are to be released for tender on Thursday 18 June 2020.

Strong demand for exploration grants

03 June 2020

A record 145 explorers have put their hand up to share in $2.8 million of funds as part of the latest round of the Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants.

Dam campgrounds start to open

02 June 2020

Queenslanders will be able to dust off their tents or hook up the caravan or camper trailer as camping grounds beside state-owned dams re-open.

Santos and Denison to pump more Queensland gas

25 May 2020

Santos has been awarded tenders and Denison Gas the latest to gain new tenure in our proven gasfields.

Queensland’s tough mining safety laws just got stronger

20 May 2020

The toughest mining safety laws in Australia were passed in the Queensland parliament today with maximum penalties of $13 million and 20 years’ jail.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (2.30pm 19 May 2020)

19 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 2.30pm 19 May 2020):

QMI’s team remains on site at Grosvenor Coal Mine progressing its investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

Historic township of Marathon in north-west Queensland proposed to be recognised

15 May 2020

History buffs would be aware of the famous Battle of Marathon between Persians and the city of Greece, but how many would know of the historic township in Flinders Shire also named Marathon?

New land opens to support more gas flow and jobs

14 May 2020

Gas explorers have the opportunity to stake their claim over 6,700 square kilometres of land across Queensland’s resource rich Bowen and Surat basins.

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy today announced 12 prospective parcels of land were open to tender, located close to existing projects between Blackwater and Goondiwindi.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (1.30pm 13 May 2020)

13 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 1.30pm 13 May 2020):

QMI’s team remains on site at Grosvenor Coal Mine progressing its investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (11.00am 11 May 2020)

11 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 11.00AM, 11 May 2020):

QMI secured the underground incident scene at Grosvenor Coal Mine on Sunday 10 May where the gas ignition event caused injuries to five workers.

QMI Updated Statement on Grosvenor Coal Mine Incident (5.30pm 8 May 2020)

08 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson (Update as at 5.30pm 8 May 2020):

A forensic investigator has joined the QMI team on site at Grosvenor Coal Mine today (8 May 2020) as part of the ongoing investigation into the gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

QMI Statement on Moranbah Incident

07 May 2020

Please attribute to Queensland Mines Inspectorate (QMI) spokesperson:

The QMI inspectors are on site at the Grosvenor Coal Mine, near Moranbah and have commenced an investigation on 6 May 2020 into a suspected gas ignition event that caused injuries to five workers.

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