Ian Macfarlane, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive, said: “In the space of a year the Queensland mining industry has created an extra 10 000 jobs. That’s the equivalent of a town about the size of Kingaroy, Gracemere or Bowen.”
“Queensland has the highest unemployment rate in Australia at the moment, but investments in the resources sector are doing their part to create jobs and opportunities – especially in regional areas.
“It’s more important than ever that we keep our resources sector strong.
“There is more good news on the horizon for the resources sector, with Queensland’s most valuable export seeing new or reinvigorated projects right across our State so far this year, and we can add to that this week’s progress on the Adani project.
“The resources sector creates good, high paying jobs in every town and city in Queensland. We look forward to working with all levels of Government to continue attracting new investment.
“Our industry needs stable and predictable policy to give it the confidence to invest more, export more and ultimately employ more in the sustainable, competitive and safe development of our coal, minerals, petroleum and gas.”
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/mining/20092018/abs-data-shows-queensland-mining-industry-created-extra-10-000-jobs-in-a-year/