December 2018
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December 2018
AusIMM Professional Workforce Survey 2018
AusIMM’s annual summary report into the current state of professional employment and remuneration in the resources sector suggests a marked upturn in employment and improved sector confidence AusIMM is the peak body representing professionals in the global resources sector. We deliver an ongoing program of professional development services to ensure our 13 000 members are supported throughout their careers, enabling them to provide high-quality professional input to industry and the 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 and AusIMM Director 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 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
December 2018
CEO’s editorial: AusIMM’s breakout year
2018 has been a transformative year for AusIMM. We have embarked on a major rebuild of our Institute to be a more contemporary, financially sustainable organisation with a stronger external profile. Our 2018 achievements include launching our online training platform, with our first course focused on JORC best practice; a new, fully mobile responsive website with improved member functionality; a redesigned brandmark that establishes a modern look for our Institute; and our Trusted Voice Read More
December 2018
Book Review: The Social Terrains of Mine Closure in the Philippines
Book author: Minerva Chaloping-March The social aspects of mining have always presented a major challenge to industry, and at the end of mine life the social dimensions (socio-economic, human rights, access to livelihoods, etc) often intensify. Yet, as Chaloping-March points out in The Social Terrains of Mine Closure, while mine closure planning may be promoted as good business practice, industry and government frequently focus on technical, precautionary and biophysical aspects, with less Read More
December 2018
The King Battery site, South of Kalgoorlie, WA
The King Battery site is 47 km south-south-east of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (WA) on Woolibar (originally Wollubar) Station. It is accessed from a track off the eastern side of the Kalgoorlie-Kambalda Road, approximately 45 km south of Kalgoorlie/Boulder. King Battery has strong links with Ernest Lidgey, an early President of the Australasian Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME, now AusIMM). Heritage status of the site The site’s heritage significance and importance is due to the Read More