QER recognizes Australia’s first nations peoples and we pay our respects to their elders, past and present.
In the Gladstone Area where most of QER’s activities are currently centred, the First Nations Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng and Taribelang Bunda peoples are the traditional custodians. 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 PCCC peoples. We work closely with the Group in relation to our activities on their traditional lands and we are proud sponsors of the local Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program.
QER also has exploration tenements outside Gladstone on the traditional lands of the first nations Gaangalu, Barada Kabalbara Yetimarala and Darumbal people.
Prior to carrying out field work on any of our tenements, QER is committed to working collaboratively with the local traditional custodians to ensure that their cultural heritage is respected and properly protected, and that our presence and activities are of benefit not only to us, but wherever possible, to traditional custodians and local communities.