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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.


Queensland Government commits to parliamentary black lung inquiry

19 Aug 2016

Changes boost protections for coal miners

28 Jul 2016

First exploration plan delivers for resources sector & locals

20 Jul 2016

Government support for new miners’ memorial for Moura

15 Jul 2016

Overhaul tackles coal workers’ health

13 Jul 2016

First woman surveyor joins board

08 Jul 2016

New water resource plans proposed for Queensland Murray-Darling Basin

06 Jul 2016

The Queensland Government is seeking community views on proposals to develop new water resource plans covering three catchments in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.

Coal workers' pneumoconiosis update

05 Jul 2016

Another Queensland coal miner has been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

Coal workers' pneumoconiosis update

01 Jul 2016

A former Queensland coal miner has been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

Coal workers' pneumoconiosis update

01 Jul 2016

Another Queensland coal miner has been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

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Last updated: 16 August 2016


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