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Bravus champions coal and regional Queensland at world’s biggest mining event

27 June 2023

Bravus champions coal and regional Queensland at world’s biggest mining event

Bravus Mining and Resources will be championing north and central Queensland and the role of its coal in the sustainable energy mix when the world’s biggest mining conference kicks off in Brisbane today.

The World Mining Congress is the mining and resources sector’s preeminent global forum, bringing together more than 2,500 delegates from 50 countries for three days of all-things mining.

The event is held once every three years and moves around the globe, with Brisbane 2023 the first time in the congress’ 60-year history the gathering has been held in Australia.

Bravus’ Head of Community Kate Campbell said it was an opportunity the team wouldn’t miss to showcase the role Queensland thermal coal will play in the global energy mix in the decades to come.

“It’s great to see this event come to Brisbane, which is still Queensland’s biggest mining town, and shine a spotlight on the enormous contribution mining makes to every Australian’s way of life,” Ms Campbell said.

“The resources sector supports Australian jobs, families, and communities, and the taxes we pay and the economic stimulus we provide helps our governments deliver services like better roads, more hospitals, nurses and police, as well as Medicare and the NDIS – and that’s something to be proud of and celebrate.

“The World Mining Congress is also the chance to talk about the facts of coal’s positive place in the future energy mix.

“It’s a reality that global energy demand is increasing, not decreasing, as nations in Asia lift their people out of poverty by providing affordable, reliable energy to partner with renewables.

“India, for example, has more people than Europe, America and Oceania put together – all up around a sixth of the world’s population – and this emerging middle class wants the sort of comfortable, modern lifestyle many of us take for granted, with fridges, consumer goods and televisions.

“What that means is the world will need thermal energy, particularly coal-fired energy, to provide an affordable, reliable baseload for decades to come as we bring more renewables online, and that’s good news for regional Queensland and regional Queenslanders.”

Ms Campbell said Bravus’ open cut Carmichael mine in central Queensland was set up to meet this growing global energy demand and provide generational employment for regional Queenslanders in the process.

“Our Carmichael mine in central Queensland is operational and employing about 1,000 men and women as production ramps up to in the order of 10 million tonnes per annum,” she said.

“We have significant reserves and all of the environmental approvals in place to operate for the long-term, and we’re determined to continue to give back our local communities through jobs, contracts, and other economic investment.

“If you live in regional Queensland, Camichael is the opportunity of a secure job for you, your kids and your grandkids in any of the dozens of roles you find on a mine site, and it is the opportunity of more value for the local coffee shops, real estate agents, car dealers and other businesses that indirectly benefit from mining.

“So, if you’re in town and attending the World Mining Congress, stop by our stall and say hi to the team about our operation and the future energy mix. Otherwise, you can jump online and head to to see available positions and apply.”

The World Mining Congress runs at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre until Thursday 29 June. It is a ticketed event. For more information visit:


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