Original article by Jared Owens
The Australian – Page: 6 : 31-May-18
The Queensland Government has assured Japanese steel mills that a dispute between Aurizon Holdings and coal producers will not affect the state’s coal shipments. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has held talks with Japan’s Foreign Minister, Taro Kono, after warnings from some coal buyers that the dispute could prompt them to seek alternative suppliers. Palaszczuk and Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane have both urged Aurizon to engage with the Queensland Competition Authority to resolve the impasse.
QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, AURIZON HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX AZJ, JAPAN. MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, QUEENSLAND. COMPETITION AUTHORITY, QUEENSLAND RESOURCES COUNCIL LIMITED, NIPPON STEEL AND SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION