December 2017
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December 2017
Celebrating 125 Years in 2018
The AusIMM was founded in 1893 and has a long history of bringing together professionals from all disciplines within the global resources industry. In 2018, AusIMM celebrates its 125th anniversary. To recognise this extraordinary milestone, a year-long dedicated program of events, activities and a media campaign is being developed with stakeholders from across Australia, New Zealand and the world. Our rich history On 6 April 1893, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Read More
December 2017
Country snapshot: New Zealand
The resources sector of New Zealand is one of the nation’s oldest industries and the country has notable natural resource endowments A geographically isolated country, New Zealand sits in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and includes two main islands – the North Island, which is divided by mountain ranges surrounding an active volcanic and thermal centre; and the South Island, which contains mountains, fjords and the towering Southern Alps. Around three-quarters of New Zealand’s 4.8 Read More
December 2017
Emerging risk: mine closure and rehabilitation
An outline of the risks and opportunities for companies, investors and regulators in relation to rehabilitation and provisioning Recently, there has been significant increase in concern by investors and regulators over the levels and adequacy of bonds held for mine rehabilitation. But are these concerns just alarmist and associated with recent bad publicity and market volatility? If poorly managed, mine closure and rehabilitation represent a significant and material risk to companies, Read More
December 2017
Demystifying personal brand for resources professionals
The importance of building and maintaining your own personal brand Perhaps the best way to start explaining what personal brand is, and why it is important, is by sharing a personal anecdote. I once stepped into an elevator with a famous musician. I was startled and managed a smile and a nod to him as we stepped inside. My wife, oblivious to this person’s fame, said ‘Hi!’ and followed up with some elevator small talk. As the musician disembarked at his floor and the doors shut, I Read More
December 2017
The new AusIMM Chartered Professional Program launching January 2018
AusIMM Chartered Professionals: Competent, current and qualified resource industry leaders We are excited to announce the relaunch of the AusIMM Chartered Professional Program. The revised program will ensure a streamlined member experience and continued recognition of our Chartered members as leading professionals in the global resources sector. Chartered Professionals demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professionalism that is valued by employers, staff, clients, regulators and the Read More
December 2017
Innovation in mining and mineral recovery
This article is based on the AusIMM Hunter Region Branch Jameson Distinguished Lecture that was delivered by Robin Batterham in August 2017 There can be no doubt that Graeme Jameson is one of Australia’s great innovators. The impact of his work is measured in billions of export dollars as well as contributing to more sustainable mining. How do some pull off such great achievements and others not? It is worth exploring this in some detail. First up, we should note that innovation is Read More