QER recognizes and respects Australia’s first peoples. The First Nations Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng and Taribelang Bunda peoples are the traditional custodians for the areas around Gladstone where most of QER’s activities are currently centred. In 2018, the Federal Court recognised that those peoples, collectively referred to as the Port Curtis Coral Coast group (PCCC), hold native title over land and sea in the area.
QER has an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the traditional custodians in relation to a future kerogen shale project. We work closely with local indigenous people in relation to cultural heritage work and we are proud sponsors of the local indigenous land and sea ranger program.