The Queensland mining and processing industry has long struggled with a number of challenges, from high-cost labour and low-paying jobs, to lack of resources and low pay.
While some companies have been able to create new industries, others have struggled to compete with established players.
But the mining industry is still growing.
Here are some key findings from our latest study:The Queensland Mining Industry has struggled with labour and lower-paying job levelsThe state’s mining industry has historically relied on low-skilled workers to help mine the minerals, mainly iron ore and bauxite.
This has also led to a low-wage labour force.
While this is a problem, there is also a growing body of evidence showing that the mining and mining processing industries have a high degree of workforce diversity.
In 2016, Queensland recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
This is despite the fact that more than a quarter of all Queenslanders are unemployed, compared to just 15 per cent in Western Australia and just 12 per cent of people in Victoria.
This is partly because the state’s high demand for iron ore has meant that most workers are also employed in the mining sector.
This, in turn, has meant there are fewer opportunities for women to become miners.
As a result, the proportion of women in the industry has dropped significantly.
According to the Queensland Employment Agency, in 2016-17, 19 per cent (4,000) of Queensland’s workforce was female.
However, the mining processing industry is also struggling with the lack of high-paying employment opportunities, which is a key reason for the low unemployment rate.
Many workers are not employed in mines because they are not required to work at the rate the state requires for miners to earn a wage of $40,000.
As the mining boom has come to an end, this number is slowly recovering, but it is still well below the rate of mining wages, which have increased from $70,000 in 2000 to $110,000 today.
The average Queensland mining wage is around $41,000 a year.
In 2016-19, only one per cent more Queenslanders were employed in mining and the average wage in the state was $38,000, which was lower than the national average.
The mining industry’s low wage and low job opportunities has meant it is also suffering from low productivity, which means there are a number fewer people contributing to the economy.
While Queensland’s mining and industry has traditionally relied on lower-skilled labour, it is now able to attract workers from other industries and industries with lower productivity.
According the Queensland Government, the industry is now more diversified than ever before, with more than one third of its workforce employed in other industries.
This diversification means that the Queensland Mining and Mining Processing Industry has more people than ever and is better able to recruit and retain new workers.
According for 2016-18, over three quarters of all workers employed in Queensland are women, compared with just under a quarter in the Western Australian and South Australian mining industries.
However it also means that many Queensland workers, particularly in the construction industry, are working long hours at low pay, often for the same jobs that are being offered by the mining, processing and mining companies.
In 2017, the Queensland Labor Government announced a series of measures to improve the sector’s pay and working conditions.
These include: increasing the minimum wage from $42.30 to $50, with a target of raising the minimum to $70 by 2021.
In 2019, the State Government will also increase the minimum salary to $65 by 2021 and to $75 by 2021-22.
These changes will ensure Queenslanders get paid at least the national minimum wage, and have better opportunities to earn their living.
These measures, along with increased training and education, have resulted in an increase in the number of Queenslanders working in the Queensland Construction Industry.
In 2017, more than three quarters (73 per cent) of all construction workers were women, with women representing 16 per cent and men representing 13 per cent.
The Queensland Government’s new Minimum Wage Strategy is also aiming to improve workplace safety.
The strategy includes a number new workplace safety measures including: an increase to the Safe Workplaces and Training Scheme from $20.40 per hour to $28.50 per hour and an increase from 15 per month to 24 months.
The new legislation also allows for employers to be fined up to $1 million if they fail to implement safety measures.
This means that Queenslanders have more options to earn and stay employed, including more flexible working arrangements, flexible work hours, and more opportunities for them to access job training and other support.
As a result of these measures, Queensland’s construction industry is projected to grow from around 3,000 to about 7,000 people over the next four years.
However while Queensland has a booming mining industry and an expanding mining industry overall, Queensland has also experienced a rapid decline in its mining sector in recent years.