AusIMM Community & Environment Society

Australian Senate Inquiry in to the Rehabilitation of Mining and Resources Projects
On 8 February 2017, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert on behalf of Senator Larissa Waters successfully moved for the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects to be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry. The matters to be investigated by the Committee are: “The rehabilitation of mining and resources projects as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities, for example under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Read More
Mining report finds 60,000 abandoned sites, lack of rehabilitation and unreliable data
16 February, ABC NEWS released a story that more than 60,000 mines have been abandoned across Australia, according to a report that raises concerns about how land rehabilitation is managed as the mining boom ends. The Australia Institute research, obtained exclusively by Lateline, said there were few reliable statistics on the state of Australia's mines and there was evidence that only a handful had ever been fully rehabilitated. Full details of the story, together with videos can be Read More
Mine Rehab Conference 2017
This year's Mine Rehab Conference will be held at Muswellbrook on 29-31 March. The event will be hosted by the Tom Farrell Institute. For more information, please go to the link below:   Read More
Feedback: Community and Environmental aspects within JORC and VALMIN
Overview Earlier this year a working group was formed within the AusIMM Community and Environment (C&E) Society to improve the awareness of community and environment issues across disciplines in the context of JORC / VALMIN reporting.  Further details on the background and formation of this group are available here. This group has been working on a set of draft FAQs to assist Competent Persons (CPs) in the preparation of Public Reports in accordance with the JORC and VALMIN Read More
Launch of the Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program handbooks
One of the resource programs of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is the Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry. This program 'promotes sustainable development and industry self-regulation through the proactive adoption of leading practice principles. The program was launched in 2006 and elements updated in 2016. The underpinning principle of the program is to support the adoption of best practice approaches, attitudes and Read More
2016 AusIMM New Leaders’ Conference – ‘Design a Mine in a Morning’ workshop
The AusIMM New Leaders' Conference was held in Brisbane from 19-20 September 2016, prior to the Australian National Mining games at the University of Queensland mine at JK Tech. The New Leaders' Conference is a venue for university students and recent graduates. Over 220 attendees were present for the conference, which was a great success. On 20 September Dale Sims hosted a two-hour 'minds on' workshop exercise to get the students thinking about the risks they may face at various Read More