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QRC welcomes Glencore’s North Queensland flood donation

Coal News - Published on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

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The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a AUD 1,000,000 donation by Glencore to the North Queensland flood recovery to help support communities in flood-stricken areas. QRC Chief Executive Mr Ian Macfarlane said while North Queenslanders were dealing with the impact from the devastating weather event, everyone should play their part in giving a helping hand. Mr Macfarlane said that “The resources sector has a proud and long history of working with regional Queensland communities especially in a time of need and I thank Glencore for this generous donation.”

Mr Macfarlane said that “This catastrophic weather has inundated people’s homes, flooded local businesses and tested North Queenslanders’ resolve. But while locals are down, they’re definitely not out, and now is the time for everyone to do what they can to start the recovery.”

He said that “Glencore has been operating in the Townsville region for nearly 60 years and understands first hand from their employees and suppliers the true devastation of this flood. Glencore will work in cooperation with the Townsville City Council and the Queensland Government to ensure the funds are distributed to the appropriate disaster relief organisations.”

He added that “Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a $200,000 donation to begin the financial contribution to non-government organisation partners – The Australian Red Cross Society, UnitingCare, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. The State Government said people can also donate to GIVIT which has an ongoing partnership with the Queensland Government.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 11 Feb 2019
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