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Digital Issue 4
Australian resources sector shows resilience despite COVID-19 pandemic
The latest trade figures have again revealed the importance of the resources sector to the Australian economy as it deals with the global downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 4
The future of safety training and knowledge retention in the resources sector
Have you ever wondered why, with all the millions of dollars ploughed into safety – through policies, frameworks and systems – injuries and fatalities still occur in the mining industry? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
Closing the skills gap in Australian mining
Research suggests industry and education institutions must work together to address the looming skills shortage in the resources sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
Q&A: maintaining best practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jo Mackenzie, General Manager of Operations and Maintenance at Ausenco, is a keynote speaker at AusIMM’s Minesafe International Digital Conference in September 2020. Jo will be presenting on ‘Safe work culture begins with strong leadership – Learnings from around the world’. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
Mineral exploration during COVID-19
Exploration is essential to the future of mining, but it is also one of the most easily disrupted activities, especially in times of uncertainty. Can – and will – the mining industry continue to explore during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 2
Adapting to COVID-19: eight key areas for mining leaders
In just three short months with the onset of COVID-19, the mining sector has needed to redefine its principal risks. Leaders have refocused to ensure the health and safety of their workforce and the ongoing stability of their operations. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Recent Articles

ESG and social responsibility principles and standards: a guide for AusIMM members
A detailed list of well-established global sustainability principles, standards and guidance for AusIMM members ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Uranium conference recap: a brave nuclear world
While COVID-19 has ushered in harsh restrictions, slowing or even halting many industries, the outlook for nuclear power is looking positive. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
2020 Victorian Women in Resources Award winners announced
The outstanding contribution of Victorian women to their workplaces and the global resources industry has been celebrated by the Victorian Women in Resources Awards. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
2020 CEEC Medal recipients focus on improving ESG performance
The recipients of the 2020 CEEC Medal have been announced, with the award-winning research focusing on improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in the sector. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
AusIMM New Zealand Education Endowment Trust – Scholarship Awards 2020
The AusIMM New Zealand Education Endowment Trust (EET) provides scholarships to students undertaking research in geology, engineering or the environment that is related to the minerals industry. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Western Australian technology training centre nears completion
 The WesTrac Technology Training Centre in Collie, Western Australia, is close to completion and due to accept its first trainees within weeks. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
COVID-19 calls for ‘balanced’ strategy for technical audits
Resources and engineering projects face a growing range of audits, assessment and monitoring, but will COVID-19 restrictions on movement make it difficult for consultants to carry out this vital work? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Increasing the sustainability of organic waste in the resources sector
As announced in May 2020, AusIMM is collaborating with Green Eco Technologies to showcase waste-reduction opportunities for the conversion and re-purposing of putrescible organic waste. This article looks at Green Eco Technologies’ WasteMaster system, the technology behind it, and the benefits of reducing food waste as the industry continues to find ways to increase site sustainability. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 4
Resources sector update 2020: the year so far
An overview of the mining industry in 2020, its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and three key scenarios that could play out in the coming months. Despite the obvious challenges, resources professionals will continue to be well-rewarded whichever way the economy turns. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
AusIMM and Dassault Systèmes announce new technology partnership
AusIMM, the peak body for resources professionals and Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, have announced a new partnership that will showcase the technology company and its leading developments to resources professionals globally. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 4
Top 10 AusIMM Bulletin stories of 2020 so far
The following articles have topped the AusIMM Bulletin website’s most-read list so far in 2020. Find out what you might have missed in our list below. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 4
Book review: Mary Kathleen Reflections by Andrew Cuthbertson
Timing and being in the right place at the right time counts for a lot. Initiative and taking advantage of opportunities when they present is also a winning combination. Together, these elements – along with serendipity – led prospectors John Walton and Norman McConachy to discover the Mary Kathleen uranium deposit on Sunday 4 July 1954. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More