Federal Budget 2019: overview for resources professionals
The Federal Coalition Government has handed down their final budget before the looming election expected to be called for May. The Government anticipates a budget surplus, underpinned by nearly $8 billion from company tax receipts over the forward estimates, largely supported by the resources industry and increased commodity prices. The government acknowledged the strength in company tax receipts – which are forecast to grow by 10.8 per cent in 2018-19 and 5.5 per cent in 2019-20. The Read More
April 2019
Notice of suspension of AusIMM member
An annual report of 2018 compliance matters was published in the April edition of the Bulletin. This notice relates to a single complaint that resulted in the suspension of an AusIMM member. The complaint related to a Competent Person involved in a case heard and determined in a Supreme Court in May, June, July and August 2017. The Ethics Committee found that a Public Report referred to in the case included a significantly exaggerated coal 2004 JORC Code Exploration Target (albeit Read More
April 2019
AusIMM research reveals challenges for women in mining
AusIMM's latest research shows that despite a shrinking pay gap and more women participating in the industry, there is till a way to go before real equality is achieved A new national women in mining survey conducted by AusIMM has showcased the challenging experiences of women employed in the modern resources industry. The data, launched as part of AusIMM’s International Women’s Day Series in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth dictated that although women’s participation in the industry is Read More
April 2019
Obituary: Bartholomew (Bart) Ryan
[caption id="attachment_15151" align="alignleft" width="225"] Bartholomew Ryan[/caption] 1926-2018 Bartholomew (Bart) Carrack Ryan AM was born in Adelaide on 24 August 1926. Bart was educated at St Patrick’s College, Goulburn and Broken Hill School of Mines, where he graduated in mining engineering in 1949.  He joined Consolidated Zinc Corporation at Broken Hill as a mining engineering cadet, before becoming a mine superintendent at Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, between 1957-59. Read More
February 2019
The AusIMM Awards 2019
Recognising and celebrating professional excellence The AusIMM Awards have been recognising contributions to the Institute and professional excellence in the resources sector for more than 80 years. First awarded in 1935, AusIMM Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to best practice professionalism. The 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. All AusIMM Read More
February 2019
Book Review: Australia’s Nickel Adventure by Ross Louthean and Carl Knox-Robinson
[caption id="attachment_14824" align="alignright" width="222"] Australia's Nickel Adventure.[/caption] This is a remarkable and unusual book that chronicles the history of Australia’s most volatile (and to many, including myself, most interesting) mining commodity. This is an industry that has soared to great heights on more than one occasion but has also been written off many times. Today, at the brink of the Electric Vehicle revolution, there is much optimism that it may be about to Read More