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February 2019
President’s editorial: A future and people-focused AusIMM
AusIMM has been an important part of my life for almost 30 years and I am very honoured to have been elected president for 2019. I am looking forward to meeting and engaging with all of our members across Australia and the globe – those who I already know and those that I am yet to meet – as well as all resources professionals. The heart of AusIMM is our people and one of our key strengths is our diverse and multidisciplinary membership, which allows us to work together, learn from each Read More
February 2019
CEO’s editorial: Capitalising on our strengths and delivering value
2019 is off to a strong start following on from our 125-year anniversary celebrations. As an organisation with a remarkable history, we are continuing to build the foundations to ensure the long-term success of the Institute. 2019 will see AusIMM continue to build our brand and reputation as a more inclusive, relevant and contemporary organisation. To support this, we are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Member Engagement Manager as well as a new staff member based in Western Read More
February 2019
The future of innovation in mining
We have no idea what new challenges the future holds, but we do know the resources sector needs to be prepared for innovation According to 1950s sci-fi predictions, we should have colonised the Moon by now and be driving flying cars. But we haven’t; cars don’t fly, and of all the fanciful futuristic predictions made of the era we now live in, one of the most impactful innovations to take place was almost completely unanticipated – the internet. Innovation takes place to adapt to challenges Read More
February 2019
Minimising future water management liabilities in mining operations
Terence Jeyaretnam discusses mine closures through mistakes he's seen in the past and what can be done in the future for water management during operations and post-closure  I have reviewed many mine closure and rehabilitation plans for operations in Australia and internationally in a wide range of environments across most commodities. Despite this, I continue to be surprised by how often significant deficiencies are noted in the planning and provisioning of closure and post-closure water Read More
December 2018
Professional perspectives: changes in the resources industry
We asked some of our resources professionals: what is the biggest change you've seen in the resources industry over the course of your career? Dale Sims FAusIMM(CP) Director, DSC Geoscience As a geoscientist, the biggest change has to be how the constantly evolving and expanding technology envelope allows us to visualise, analyse, model and communicate the complexity of just about any natural resource scenario. When I started out in the early 1980s, high technology was using a Rotring Read More
December 2018
President’s editorial: Reflecting on the past two years as AusIMM President
It has been an honour to lead AusIMM for the past two years, and particularly in our 125th anniversary in 2018. I have been fortunate enough to visit many AusIMM Branches and communities throughout my time and thank everyone for the wonderful hospitality extended to my family and me. I am particularly proud of our Future Directions strategy, and the progress we have made to reposition AusIMM to survive and thrive as a relevant, inclusive and contemporary organisation for the 21st century Read More