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With the recent budget update in Queensland and large projects such as Adani’s Carmichael Coal mine poised to start, it’s timely to take stock of the importance of the resources industry to the state. According to Queensland Resources Council (QRC) industry data, gathered from its full-member companies (those who are in production), one in every eight jobs and one in every $5 spent in Queensland is directly related to the mining and resources industry.  The QRC estimates the industry supports some 14,200 businesses and direct expenditure data indicates the contribution of mining and resources companies to the Queensland economy in 2017/2018

Growing corporate activism means mining businesses have to be better at telling their stories if they are to rebuild trust, writes Cannings Purple Managing Director Warrick Hazeldine.  Trust in the corporate voice is at all-time low on a global scale. As a professional communicator, I see it every day. I hear it all the time from clients — and from the audiences they are trying to reach. But don’t just take my word for it. At a recent event in Perth, political activist Sir Bob Geldof told the crowd that we live in a state of volatility, confusion and mistrust. “The