AusIMM Community & Environment Society

UNEP flyer on Mine Tailings
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a flyer regarding the Rapid Response Assessment (RRA) undertaken about Mine Tailings Storage. UNEP has provided two recommendations regarding this issue and has 'suggested a range of policy actions aimed at catalysing the change needed to ensure tailings dam safety. These actions stem from the first recommendation - the mining industry's acknowledged priority of Safety First.' This is an interesting article and worthwhile Read More
PhD project in restoration engineering for large-scale land rehabilitation
This PhD project is part of a 4-year, federally-funded Global Innovation Linkage (GIL) project 'Eco-engineering solutions to improve mine-site rehabilitation outcomes'. The GIL project is a research partnership between the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (Kings Park, Perth), The University of Western Australia, three domestic industry partners and three partners in the United States of America. Amount: $35000 per annum tax free scholarship Location: UWA, Perth, Western Read More
Ninth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage
The International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP) and its Australian partner Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland would like to extend their invitation to all AusIMM members to the Ninth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage. This workshop will be held on the 20th to 23rd November in Burnie, Tasmania. 'The workshop, associated short course and site visit, will provide excellent opportunities to share with speakers and delegates, Read More
ICMM community relations workshop
1-3 August 2017, Brisbane The ICMM recently hosted a 'Regional Gathering of Community Relations Practitioners' at Rio Tinto’s offices in Brisbane. With attendee input, an agenda of workshops was established, enabling group work around: Measuring community support Dialog and reflection Causes of and responses to conflict Community benefits The three days of training and workshops were facilitated by Allison Mccallum (Training for Synergy Global) and Dr Sara Brice Read More
AusIMM New Leaders’ Conference report – Building our Future on the Foundations of History
This year’s New Leaders conference, titled 'Building our Future on the Foundations of History', was held in Melbourne on 7-8 August. In the days leading up to the Australian National Mining Games, AusIMM held the annual New Leaders’ Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The event was attended by a variety of current students and recent graduates from across Australia. In addition, many industry professionals were in attendance to share professional insights, upcoming industry trends, and Read More
Northern Territory regulation reform
In May 2017, The Northern Territory Government released a discussion paper for Environmental Regulatory Reform, representing Phase 2 of a 5 Phase process. The key elements of the discussion paper include: A broad definition of environment and equal importance of cultural/social, economic and biophysical considerations. Development of Northern Territory Environment Objectives (TEOs) which will establish principles/values for development, with associated guidance that may be Read More