Energy Resources Qld

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Energy Resources Queensland (ERQ) represents a newly formed cooperative comprising mining industry organisations connected to the Byerwen coal mine. The mine and its workers have been directly impacted by the Queensland Government's decision to mandate the closure of the mining camp located on the lease, requiring the workforce to relocate to the town of Glenden.

ERQ is anchored by mine owner and operator, QCoal, and includes key partners such as Macmahon, which oversees mine management and employs a significant portion of the 800 workers; Sedgman; MPK; and JFE, the international equity partner and one of Japan’s, and the worlds, largest steel producers.

In response to the government’s secretive legislation forcing the camp’s closure, ERQ has initiated a campaign aimed at the 2024 State Election on October 26. This campaign seeks to reverse the legislation, bring attention to the issue within the broader mining community across Queensland, and prevent future misuse of power by the government.

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