December 2018
Why did AusIMM update its brand?
An overview of AusIMM's more modern look Our Future Directions strategy is a blueprint for AusIMM to be more contemporary and have a stronger external brand. Our recent brand update, launched at IMARC 2018, allows AusIMM to leverage off our existing brand equity while at the same time establishing a more modern look for the Institute. All major corporations update their brand in order to remain relevant. The logo of the global petrochemical company Shell first appeared in 1900 as a black Read More
December 2018
Obituary: Mervyn (Merv) Robjohns
Merv Robjohns was born in Broken Hill; he became a third generation mining man, following on from his grandfather and father who had worked at the Moonta Mines. It was a source of great pride to Merv that he worked for 40 years, to the very day, at the North Mine (Broken Hill). Commencing as a cadet mining engineer on 22 January 1942, he attended Broken Hill Technical College night lectures and graduated in late 1947 from Sydney Technical College with a Diploma in Metalliferous Mining Read More
December 2018
Obituary: Ronald D Butler
1928 – 2018 Ron was born in Liverpool, England on 25 September 1928, the son of Cecil Lewis Butler, a flour miller's clerk and his wife, Audrey. Ron grew up on the Isle of Man with a taste for kippers and the smell of Castrol R in his nostrils. Ron gained a scholarship to attend King William's College and completed his national service with the RAF. After this, he attained an honours degree in metallurgical engineering at the Royal School of Mines (RSM), Imperial College, London, Read More
Monash University Engineering Co-operative Education Program: tomorrow’s engineers today
AusIMM partner Monash University has launched an innovative new program to meet the growing need from industry for young talent and give top students the opportunity to gain extended industrial experience during their studies. The Monash Engineering Co-operative Program (Co-op) is designed to equip students with up-to-date, relevant industry experience and prepare them to become engineers of the future. Co-op also provides employers with access to exceptional students for internships, Read More
AusIMM WIMnet NSW leadership lunch
Another successful event was hosted by KPMG Sydney for AusIMM Women in Mining (WIMnet) NSW on 18 October 2018. Attendees gathered to hear from an inspiring trio of female leaders in the resources industry. Joining the panel discussion – facilitated by Catherine Dean, Partner in tax advisory at KPMG – were Phaedra Deckart, General Manager, Energy Supply and Origination, AGL; Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Lead Power and Utilities, KPMG; and Dr Mary McGeogh, Associate Director Management Read More
Extending the life of mine beyond its life as a mine
The last thing on the minds of workers at the oldest-known mine on archaeological record some 43,000 years ago in Swaziland was what their mine might become long after their tools had been put away. Fast forward to today, and the transformation from active mine to mine closure is a C-level business consideration with just as many consequences as traditional mining decisions such as mine planning, development and geology. [caption id="attachment_14452" align="alignright" width="300"] Read More