Top 5 AusIMM Bulletin stories of 2019
The following articles have topped the AusIMM Bulletin website’s most-read list for the year to date. 1. Creating a high-performance culture Laura Tyler believes firmly in the importance of culture. ‘It is the keystone for high performance,’ she says. Without it, everything else falls away.’ 2. Sandeep Biswas – building trust and respect through action One of Australia’s leading mining company executives, Sandeep Biswas, says getting social licence right is Read More
August 2019
Obituary: Sir Arvi Parbo AC Kt, HonFAusIMM
1926-2019 Sir Arvi Parbo Arvi Hillar Parbo was born on 10 February 1926 in Tallinn, Estonia. When World War II ended in Europe in May 1945, Arvi entered a Displaced Persons Camp in Lübeck, Germany. Later, he enrolled at the Clausthal Mining Academy in West Germany. After two years he decided he would immigrate to Australia because ‘it had the shortest queue’. Arvi arrived in Melbourne in November 1949 and was sent to work in a quarry near Adelaide. Later, he went to Adelaide Read More
Obituary: Simon Booth
1952 – 2019 Simon Booth Simon Booth was a traveller from a very young age, moving between Sydney and north Queensland following his father’s work. This would become a familiar pattern in later years with his own family as well.  As an AusIMM member of 38 years, Simon contributed in a significant way to the global mining industry. After completing his geology degree at Macquarie University in 1978, he started his career as a graduate geologist at the Zinc Corp in Broken Hill. Read More
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