Qld coal producers to slash jobs further: survey

ALL Queensland coal producers expect to cut costs and reduce employment at their mines in response to the increase in coal royalties announced in the recent state budget, according to a survey of Queensland's coal company chief executives.

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The survey by the Queensland Resources Council shows that cost-cutting measures would also include reducing contractor numbers, cutting rail and port costs and cuts to exploration expenditure.

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