COVID-19 resources 

Compilation of industry and Government resources available for use by proponents, in addition to services offered by QRC service members during this period.

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Compilation of industry and Government resources available for use by proponents, in addition to services offered by QRC service members during this period.

Assistance with home schooling

The Queensland Government has made the decision for schools to continue online learning for (at least) the first five weeks of term two. Unfortunately, many students don’t have access to internet or technology to work from home. QRC has investigated the possibility of industry providing technology to schools to help navigate this period.

QRC has had an overwhelming response to the need for laptops, iPads and SIM cards in schools and has been approached by a number of companies to facilitate contact in schools. There are a range of service providers who can either provide new laptops, repurpose laptops and send to schools e.g. Tech to Country initiative or send laptops to schools after they have been cleaned e.g. GIVIT.

The Queensland Department of Education has provided QRC with introductions to its IT vendors to work with QRC and interested members around supply of new equipment at the same cost that it is provided to the department. Please note there is a global demand for product and if companies do wish to secure new devices for schools within their communities they are encouraged to work directly with the vendors as identified below who will provide details on the specifications currently provided into the schools.  Please reference the Queensland Department of Education and Queensland Resources Council in any subsequent correspondence to ensure the connection is made to secure equipment in the first instance and at reasonable prices.

See below for a range of options that companies could utilise to assist schools within their communities with home learning:

New laptops

HP vendor David Wain, National Practice Manager – Education Sector Data 3:   P:  0413 442 668 E:

Daren Simmons, Oceanic Managing Director – Acer Computer Australia Pty Limited E:

David Brown, Account Executive – Department of Education Queensland Dell Technologies | Commercial Sales P: 0439 158 090 E:

Repurposed laptops

Tech to Country initiative: Cleans and repurposes laptops and delivers to areas in need as per instructions by the company GI Asset Management

Contact: Joel Prokic P: 0433 19 65 65 E:

GIVIT provides donations to any community as per the instruction of the donor. In the case of laptops these do need to be cleaned before sending to GIVIT:

Contact: Sharnie Monaghan P: 0436 521 705  E:

Alternatively, please contact QRC directly to support any schools under the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy banner through Skills, Education & Diversity Director Katrina Lee Jones P: 0421 922 446 E:

Queensland Exploration Council activities

If you would like to make suggestions for virtual QEC events or webinar topics related to COVID-19, please contact QEC Marketing Manager Samantha Nasternak,, or phone 07 3316 2515

Useful resources from QRC service members

Article: The one thing supply chain executives should do right now in response to COVID-19

BDO has outlined a five-step supply chain response. These steps can form part of an organisation’s overall business continuity plan and relate to various functions. This article has been provided by BDO.

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COVID-19 Occupational Health and Hygiene Program Development and Monitoring for FIFO workforces

How will you extend the discipline of the work environment across the FIFO work cycle and exercise due diligence as an employer? Find out more through this resource from EY

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COVID-19: Recommendations and considerations for you and your business

The outbreak of COVID-19 is unprecedented, and while the long-term impacts of the pandemic are still unknown, McCullough Robertson Lawyers have put together some practical advice on what it might mean legally for you and your business. Please note that the information contained in this guide is correct as of 1 April 2020. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the dedicated Australian Government website.

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New App from EY: COVID-19 Tracker

In response to challenges that are associated with adherence to industry health and hygiene requirements, EY has developed the COVID-19 Tracker app. The app is an initial solution for collating and using the reams of data being gathered. EY is making the beta version of the COVID-19 Tracker available to organisations at no cost, to provide an initial solution to current challenges.

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