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Carolyn Miller on workplace equality: how subtle changes can lead to big differences
Carolyn Miller. In the lead up to AusIMM’s International Women’s Day Event Series, keynote speaker Carolyn Miller shared her insights on how Australia can work together to see gender equality succeed in the workplace. Carolyn Miller loves seeing brands and businesses succeed. She has over 20 years’ experience as a marketing and advertising guru and is one of Australia’s top creative business strategists. Carolyn is also passionate about creating positive work environments and Read More
AusIMM calls for greater access to safety-critical expertise with the introduction of Queensland industrial manslaughter law
As the peak body for resources professionals, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has commended the Queensland Government for its commitment to implementing a regulatory framework that responds comprehensively to the risks associated with mining operations both now and in the future. AusIMM continues to support action against serious misconduct in the resources sector. However, it has cautioned against adverse impacts of requiring professionals in Read More
Tailings dam monitoring solution wins innovation award
Inmarsat, in collaboration with Knight Piésold UK, have won the Mining Magazine 2019 Editor’s Award for their innovative Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution. The technology allows mining companies to remotely monitor tailings dams in real time, in order to support independent analysis from auditors to guide critical decision making. The collaboration offers a new approach to the way tailings dams are currently audited and managed. The solution collects Read More
2019 CEEC Medal
2020 CEEC Medal applications open
A world-wide search began today for examples of outstanding innovation in comminution as applications opened for the prestigious Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) Medal. In its ninth year, the CEEC Medal celebrates the most outstanding published paper, article or case study profiling improvements in energy efficient comminution practice from the past 18 months. 'A true industry collaborative, we are proud to share inspiring advances and help lead change through our Read More
Dr Kirstin Ferguson: ‘We all succeed when other women succeed’
Dr Kirstin Ferguson. In the lead up to the AusIMM International Women’s Day Event Series, Dr Kirstin Ferguson shares her insights on encouraging and supporting women as we strive for gender balance in the workplace. Dr Kirstin Ferguson is passionate about amplifying the achievements of all women. She is Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and a business leader and author. Dr Ferguson uses a ‘fishing net’ analogy to describe her commitment to helping Read More
Nationally recognised geoscience teacher focuses on real-world experience for students
Suzy Urbaniak. Image: National Australia Day Council. A Perth geoscientist who is taking science out of the classroom and turning it into a hands-on experience – particularly for remote area students – has been praised for her nomination among Saturday night’s Australian of the Year awards in Canberra. Ms Suzy Urbaniak was Western Australia’s nominee in the Australian of the Year – Local Heroes award category. The Local Hero award acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Read More
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Confidence and sponsorship – a winning combination for women in leadership roles
AusIMM is proud to partner with like-minded organisations sharing our commitment to support women in their careers. As part of our International Women’s Day Event Series, we’re showcasing inspiring stories from our sector, and initiatives that are making careers in mining a reality for women around the world. Pioneering aviator Nancy Bird-Walton. Named after one of Australia’s pioneering aviators, the women participating in KPMG’s Bird-Walton program have been empowered to be Read More
Brooke Boney – building strong values and clear goals
Brooke Boney. In the lead up to her keynote presentation at AusIMM’s International Women’s Day Event Series in Melbourne, Brooke Boney continues to move the needle for underrepresented people in both the media industry and as an advocate for cultural change in Australia. A proud Gamilaroi Gomeroi woman, Brooke Boney says she owes her success to developing clear goals from the beginning which has led to a brilliant career in journalism and being a host on Channel 9’s Today Read More
Aimee Rogers: forging her own path
AusIMM is proud to partner with like-minded organisations sharing our commitment to support women in their careers. As part of our International Women's Day Event Series, we're showcasing inspiring stories from our sector, and initiatives that are making careers in mining a reality for women around the world. Mining is in Aimee Roger’s blood. Growing up in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, Aimee was inspired by her dad, who was an airleg miner in the local tin mines. As a child, Aimee was Read More
The next generation of mineral processing simulation
With just 18 months left of its current funding term, CRC ORE is actively educating and cooperating with its participants in the use of its unique solutions. The Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Federal Government and the global minerals industry. CRC ORE is part of Australia’s CRC program, which supports industry-led collaborations between researchers, industry and the community to address Read More
2020 Australia Day Honours
AusIMM is proud to celebrate the significant achievements and contributions that have led to three of our members receiving Australia Day Honours on 26 January. Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Mr Peter John Hood MAusIMM, Western Australia For distinguished service to business and commerce at the state, national and international level, and to the resources sector. Ms Jacqui Elizabeth McGill FAusIMM, South Australia For distinguished service Read More
Ian Morley Thesis Award 2019
In 1994, the AusIMM Education Endowment Fund initiated Memorial Thesis prizes through the AusIMM Southern Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne Branches. These prizes are in honour of the outstanding contributions to the mining industry of Ian Morley, Charles Marshall and Ivan Newnham. Each year, prizes are awarded to the best Year 4 Honours Thesis written by a student enrolled in the departments of geosciences, and mining engineering or extractive metallurgy (or their equivalents) in each Read More
AusIMM Women in Mining survey 2020
Each year, AusIMM conducts a survey for women in the mining and resources sector, providing an insight into the current state of the employment market for women and the experience of women working in the industry. Last year's survey, released at AusIMM's inaugural International Women's Day Event Series, showed that despite a shrinking pay gap and more women participating in the industry, there is still a way to go before real equality is achieved. Have your say and drive Read More
Going for gold: environmental impacts of illegal gold mining in the Amazon
Examining the environmental and social impacts of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru Summary Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) continues to pose significant biodiversity issues to the Amazon region. It is estimated the number of operating mines throughout the region is growing and will continue as the hunger for gold increases. A surge in the price of gold in the late 2000s has magnified this issue and will continue to put pressure on Amazon Read More
Announcing the 2020 AusIMM Award recipients
We are delighted to announce and congratulate the following recipients of the 2020 AusIMM Awards.  AusIMM Awards help to promote and raise the overall standard of professional practice and send a clear message to our communities that we are committed to the highest standards. The awards will be presented at a dinner in Queenstown, New Zealand later this year, and full citations will be published in the AusIMM Bulletin. Highest Honours The Institute Medal Prof Bruce Read More
Gold class exploration opportunity in Victoria, Australia
Minerals exploration rights are on offer over large parcels of prospective ground in the highly productive area of North Central Victoria, Australia. This is an international, competitive, merit-based tender (subject to licencing). Geological Survey of Victoria estimates there may be up to 75 million ounces of undiscovered gold under cover in northern Victoria, including 32 million ounces of gold yet to be found in the northern Bendigo Zone. Although the tender’s priority is on Read More
Placing people at the centre of mine closure
The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at The University of Queensland (UQ) has launched a website and online library dedicated to the social aspects of mine closure. CSRM Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Sandy Worden said to her knowledge, this was the only repository of its kind in the world. ‘We are committed to placing people at the centre of mine closure and this is the first of a series of projects we are undertaking to do just that. The eLibrary gives Read More
The University of Queensland metallurgy field trip – South Australia 2019
In June-July 2019, seven students, a Master of Philosophy student, and a UQ staff member visited mines, smelters and corporate offices in South Australia. For more than two decades, metallurgy students from the University of Queensland (UQ) have been organising annual field trips around the world. The trips are themed to suit the final year design project that students complete as part of their studies. Olympic Dam The trip began at BHP’s Olympic dam, a unique processing plant Read More