Michael Roche

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Name: Michael Roche
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Glencore Gets Nod for Aurukun Bauxite Development

The Queensland government announced in late August that Glencore International has been selected as the “Preferred Proponent” to develop the Aurukun bauxite deposit on the western Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland, Australia. The specifics of a ... [Published Engineering And Mining Journal - 1 hour ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Blast analysis firm wins Premier’s award

Premier of Queensland Award winner Blast Movement Technologies has found success analysing the movement of rock during blasting operations.Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche was among those to congratulate Blast Movement Technologies ... [Published Australian Journal of Mining - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

TAI says Queensland coal is the "mouse that roars".

The battle for public support rages on between The AustraliaInstitute (TAI) and the Queensland Resources Council, with a new paper arguingthe coal industry contributes less to the Queensland economy than miners wouldhave you believe.‘The Mouse that Roars: ... [Published Ferret.com.au - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

TAI report critical of coal’s contribution to Qld economy

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – A new report by Canberra think tank The Australia Institute (TAI) has suggested that the Queensland coal industry was a less-than-impressive contributor to the state’s economy.In its analysis of the coal industry, TAI noted ... [Published Mining Weekly - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Queensland coal exports hits record 158.5 mln tonne in Jan to Sept

Reuters reported that Australian coal miners are shrugging off a global glut of the fuel, exporting a record 158.5 million tonne in the January to September period from the key mining state of Queensland.Mining companies are still adding capacity and ... [Published Logistics Guru - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 4 reports

Australian coal exports at record as miners ride out price downturn

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Australian coal exports have risen nearly 12% in the first nine months of 2014 to a record 158-million tonnes, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) reported on Monday.QRC CEO Michael Roche said that the higher production in ... [Published Mining Weekly - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Cropping land growth

CHANGES to the strategic cropping lands will be monitored closely by Queensland’s peak resources body. CHANGES to the strategic cropping lands will be monitored closely by Queensland’s peak resources body. The Queensland Resources Council said it would ... [Published The North West Star - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Lower $A means more money for Qld government

The Queensland Government's Budget bottom line is likely to be boosted by the recent decline in the value of the Australian dollar. The 2014-15 Budget had assumed that the currency would average $US0.91 during the financial year, but its fall below $US0.90 ... [Published Individual.com - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 2 reports

Mining downturn: Bowen Basin communities face tough times but industry talks up coal's future

All too often the heady days of a mining boom end with a bust but few could have predicted hard times would last so long in central Queenslandâ s resources sector. "This has been some of the toughest times for the coal industry in about 20 years," said ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 2 reports

Partnership oversees health of waterways

WHEN it comes to protecting the region's waterways, Diane Tarte is willing to step on some toes.Ms Tarte is the independent chairwoman of the Mackay-Whitsunday Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership, launched yesterday in Mackay.A 21-member partnership from ... [Published Gladstone Observer - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 3 reports

'Hundreds to lose jobs' in latest mine closure in Qld

Hundreds of jobs will be lost when a foreign-owned mining company closes its coal mine in the Bowen Basin, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says.The Isaac Plains Coal Joint Venture announced it would close its open cut mine east of Moranbah by January ... [Published ABC Online - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Hope for a future for coal project at Bandanna Energy site

Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche said he felt for Bandanna's executive team having brought the project "so close to fruition" only to be stymied by one stubborn landholder, delays in State Government approvals, pitiful coal prices ... [Published Central Queensland News - Sep 26 2014]

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"don't believe what some of the ngos are saying" says Michael Roche of the Queensland Resources Council
"our members employ 43 000 direct employees, and coal companies make up 66% of those numbers – or the equivalent of nearly 30 000 jobs – and that does not take into account the contractors who are employed by the coal sector" Roche said

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Glencore Gets Nod for Aurukun Bauxite Development [Published Engineering And Mining Journal - 1 hour ago]
Blast analysis firm wins Premier’s award [Published Australian Journal of Mining - Oct 23 2014]
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef? [Published BBC - Oct 22 2014]
TAI says Queensland coal is the "mouse that roa... [Published Ferret.com.au - Oct 20 2014]
TAI report critical of coal’s contribution to Q... [Published Mining Weekly - Oct 17 2014]
Queensland coal exports hits record 158.5 mln t... [Published Logistics Guru - Oct 15 2014]
Moranbah's housing market collapses, businesses... [Published Prime 7 - Oct 15 2014]
Traders' group decries FIFO decision for Caval ... [Published ABC Online - Oct 14 2014]
PHOTOS: Ararat Active8 Finale [Published The Ararat Advertiser - Oct 14 2014]
Abbott’s sold on coal [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Oct 13 2014]
Australian coal exports at record as miners rid... [Published Mining Weekly - Oct 13 2014]
UPDATE 1-Australia's Queensland coal exports hi... [Published London South East - Oct 13 2014]
Australia's Queensland Jan-Sept coal exports hi... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Oct 13 2014]
QRC says ‘activist litigation’ could cost Queen... [Published Ferret.com.au - Oct 13 2014]
Achievements of 2014 Active8 participants to be... [Published The Ararat Advertiser - Oct 10 2014]
Giant mine in court battle [Published Daily Mercury News - Oct 09 2014]
More farmers to be protected from mining [Published Whitsunday Times - Oct 09 2014]
EV Breeding: Irish-bred Fernhill Pimms wins Osb... [Published Horses Internacional - Oct 09 2014]
Cropping land growth [Published The North West Star - Oct 09 2014]
Overbrook's St. Norbert's celebrates its centen... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 09 2014]
Retail unit in the heart of Limerick goes on th... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 09 2014]
​Arrow Energy receives Federal approval for CSG... [Published Ferret.com.au - Oct 09 2014]
White & Case’s Smutny helps Canadian gold minin... [Published Inside Counsel - Oct 07 2014]
Lower $A means more money for Qld government [Published Individual.com - Oct 05 2014]
€17m a bargain for five star Savoy hotel [Published Limerick's Live95FM - Oct 05 2014]
Mining downturn: Bowen Basin communities face t... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Oct 03 2014]
Mining downturn: Bowen Basin communities face t... [Published Prime 7 - Oct 03 2014]
Palmer has underestimated Newman [Published The Australian - Oct 02 2014]
Partnership oversees health of waterways [Published Gladstone Observer - Oct 02 2014]
CFMEU predicts more job losses for Queensland c... [Published Australian Mining - Oct 01 2014]
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