April 2019
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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
President’s Editorial: AusIMM – the peak body for all resources professionals
AusIMM’s role as the peak body for all resources professionals is to uphold the highest standards and to support our members in building their careers, wherever in the world they are working. The importance of maintaining the highest standards in our industry cannot be overstated. Water and waste management is one of the most pressing issues facing the minerals sector and our members have the capacity to overcome these challenges and work towards regaining trust within our communities. Read More
April 2019
CEO’S Editorial: Consolidating our strategy to be the Trusted Voice
AusIMM will this year continue building on the strong foundations put in place over the past 12 months. There are a number of ways we are shaping our story to be more effective and influential.    To solidify our position as the peak body for resources professionals, we are strengthening our relationships with industry, governments and universities. Alongside our international leadership role at GMPA we are growing our local connections, including a new partnership with the Victorian Read More
April 2019
The miner and his gold: a modern fable
Is the industry missing out on unearthing buried treasure by hoarding their data? In 1999, former CEO of Goldcorp Rob McEwen attended a lecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology about the benefits of employing open source software (Afuah, 2009). Inspired by this framework and the value created by open collaboration, McEwen realised the significant potential for applying this concept in the mining industry. Finding new exploration targets presents a key resources sector 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
AusIMM annual compliance report 2018
The Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee's report on their work upholding compliance with the AusIMM Code of Ethics and professional codes during 2018 AusIMM promotes the highest professional and ethical standards of its members through a strong focus on professional ethics and best practice implementation of professional codes. Under the AusIMM By-Laws, all AusIMM members are bound by the AusIMM Code of Ethics and other Board approved codes, regulations and directives including Read More