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Guidelines and application process for new critical resources sector employees border restrictions

Please find below updated information from the Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy (DNRME) containing links to information required for application processes for critical sector employees. From midnight, Saturday 4 April 2020, there are increased [...]

BDO Technical Update: Legislation with COVID-19 JobKeeper wage subsidy payments scheme passed

On 8 April 2020, legislation was introduced into and passed both Houses of Australian Federal Parliament, containing measures to implement the Government’s ‘JobKeeper payments’ wage subsidy scheme in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which is [...]

COVID-19 Assistance Programs – at a glance

kpmg INSIGHTS: Funding and cash flow programs available to assist private, mid-market and family businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Key takeaways: Federal and state governments have released a number of funding and [...]

New economy mineral focus

A new funding round has opened under Queensland’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative, targeting projects in North and North West Queensland. This round encourages the exploration of new economy minerals including cobalt, gallium, germanium, graphite, indium, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, [...]

New investment will further open North West Minerals Province

(Media Release) The hunt is on for resources jobs of the future, as the Palaszczuk Government sinks $13.8 million into finding the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the [...]

Critical minerals – US supply chain report

Australia is well placed to provide critical minerals for the industrial development and technology needs of manufacturing economies. Australia possesses some of the world’s largest recoverable reserves of cobalt, lithium, manganese, tantalum, tungsten and zirconium. [...]

New petroleum exploration areas released

The Queensland Government has released 10 new areas across a total of 33,177 km2 via competitive tender for petroleum and gas exploration. These areas are located in Queensland’s Bowen, Surat, Adavale, Galilee and Millungera basins. [...]