October 2018
President’s editorial: Hitting the mark with Future Directions
It has been a year since the AusIMM Board and Management Team communicated a clear, purposeful direction for our Institute, called Future Directions.  One part of this strategy that I am particularly proud of is our recently announced online JORC e-training program.This is a game changer for AusIMM. In our industry, JORC is fundamental. It exemplifies the trust placed in our professionals by the wider community. AusIMM identified a market need for high-quality training in understanding Read More
October 2018
CEO’s editorial: Delivering on our promises
In my recent travels, it has been pleasing to hear the positive feedback from members and key stakeholders who are seeing AusIMM become a more relevant and influential organisation. Modernising the way we deliver our services is critical to our strategy. For example, our new streamlined membership application process makes AusIMM a more inclusive and welcoming association for all resources professionals. We are also delivering a more contemporary program of conferences and events to Read More
The emerging challenge of internet security
Internet security is a rising concern in an increasingly digital world. How should minerals consultants deal with this risk? If you are a minerals consultant, there is no doubt that the issue of internet security will have affected you in some way. The topic was raised at a recent Consultant’s Society Committee meeting and it was agreed to prepare a note on this topic, sharing current observations, in the hope that it might promote further discussion. This is not an advice note – Read More
August 2018
President’s editorial: A more inclusive AusIMM
As AusIMM members, our communities look to us to uphold the highest professional standards, from the Codes we apply in our work to the way we treat each other. Our Board is committed to AusIMM being a more inclusive and welcoming organisation – not only because this is aligned to our own Code of Ethics but because we believe we will be a more effective organisation, and in turn will provide leadership across the broader industry. I am extremely proud to be leading an organisation that is Read More
August 2018
CEO’s editorial: Driving stronger connections
AusIMM is committed to being a more contemporary and more inclusive professional association. We are building a stronger external profile and connecting with leading brands and key supporters across the industry. Our 125 Anniversary Thought Leadership Series, held in 12 locations, was delivered off the back of strong corporate support from our Signature Partners Monash University, PwC, Qantas and Rio Tinto. The series had further support from FLSmidth, CSIRO, IMARC, and the governments of Read More
August 2018
Professional perspectives: technologies, innovations or practices from other industries
We asked four resources professionals: what are some technologies, innovations or practices from other industries that we could be using in mining and metallurgy? Sara Prendergast MAusIMM Senior Manager – Performance Reporting APA, Orica Australia; and Director, AusIMM For our industry to harness and leverage the value available from new technologies and innovations we need to capture the talent and imagination of exceptional people and have the support of our communities. This will Read More