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New ICMM guidelines help mining companies consistently report on water management
In March 2017 the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) released 'A practical guide to consistent water reporting', which can be downloaded here (PDF). The document links corporate reporting of water metrics in frameworks such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) with industry specific aspects of mine site water management. The guide was produced to help mining companies prepare consistent and comparable water reports, and includes standard metrics and minimum disclosure Read More
Notes from the AusIMM Community and Environment Society Chair
Welcome to the AusIMM Community and Environment (C&E) Society newsletter, containing an overview of recent activity in the C&E space. Please take the time to visit the C&E section of the AusIMM Bulletin website and the articles featured in this newsletter. I would like to thank the outgoing members of the C&E Committee for their dedication over the last years, Michael Leggo, Andrew Hutton and last but not least former C&E Society Chair Corinne Unger. The C&E Read More
C&E Society nomination for a Women in Industry Award
The C&E Society has nominated Corinne Unger (past C&E Society Chair) for a Women in Industry Award in the category of 'Industry Advocacy Award'. [caption id="attachment_10296" align="alignleft" width="200"] Corinne Unger.[/caption] The nomination recognises Corinne’s advocacy around abandoned mines: 'Corinne’s passion of the subject areas and ability to combine her technical, research, consulting and advocacy work, together with family commitments is inspirational to all Read More
Australian Senate inquiry into 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
On 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 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: http://www.tomfarrellinstitute.org/2017-mine-rehab-conference.html   Read More