Joint workshop held by the AusIMM and the Philippine Mining and Exploration Association
The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) just concluded the 64th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio City from November 21 to 24, 2017. On 21 November, the AusIMM and Philippine Mining and Exploration Association (PMEA) organised a joint workshop entitled 'The PMRC and JORC Codes – Examples of Good Reporting Practice'. The resource persons were Peter Stoker HonFAusIMM(CP), Principal Geologist of AMC Consultants Pty Ltd, and Read More
Exciting scholarship opportunity for female members in WA
In a joint partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), AusIMM is thrilled to announce we are offering three places for senior executive women from Western Australia who are AusIMM members to take part in the Director Pipeline Program (DPP) in 2018. The DPP is an initiative of the AICD and is designed to create a cohort of highly networked 'board-ready' executive women who are suitable candidates for board roles. AusIMM is committed to building diversity and Read More
UNEP flyer on Mine Tailings
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a flyer regarding the Rapid Response Assessment (RRA) undertaken about Mine Tailings Storage. UNEP has provided two recommendations regarding this issue and has 'suggested a range of policy actions aimed at catalysing the change needed to ensure tailings dam safety. These actions stem from the first recommendation - the mining industry's acknowledged priority of Safety First.' This is an interesting article and worthwhile Read More
PhD project in restoration engineering for large-scale land rehabilitation
This PhD project is part of a 4-year, federally-funded Global Innovation Linkage (GIL) project 'Eco-engineering solutions to improve mine-site rehabilitation outcomes'. The GIL project is a research partnership between the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (Kings Park, Perth), The University of Western Australia, three domestic industry partners and three partners in the United States of America. Amount: $35000 per annum tax free scholarship Location: UWA, Perth, Western Read More
Notes from the MetSoc Chair
Hi all, and welcome to our Q4 edition of the AusIMM Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) newsletter. It’s coming to you a little later than planned as we’ve all had our hands full since the last edition. I hope this update gives you some appreciation of what we’ve been spending our time on. September saw the AusIMM MetPlant conference held in Perth and you can read Janine Herzig’s overview here of what was an excellent event with a number of high quality papers, presentations and panel Read More
John Bruno ‘JJ’ Jakobson 1948-2017
With sadness and disbelief we are bidding farewell to John Jakobson, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. [caption id="attachment_11841" align="alignleft" width="229"] John Jakobson.[/caption] He was a consummate professional and a dear man. The Australian iron ore industry and the community of Newman would have been very different without his immense contribution and grand personality. John Jakobson, famously known in the Pilbara as 'JJ', has made an unprecedented Read More