AusIMM Community & Environment Society

April 2018
Developments in community and environment
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights. The following is a collection of thoughts from some of our community and environment professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years. Is there a single event that defined the beginning of this technical discipline in Australasia? No single event triggered the need for professional environmental and social expertise in Australasia’s Read More
‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ ISO Standards – Australian mirror committee update
The ISO process for this standard was initiated in South Korea in 2014 with the formation of a subcommittee (ISO/TC 82/SC 7). The Australian mirror committee (MN-012) was established in 2017 to contribute to the ISO Standard for ‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ and an opportunity to develop such a standard has been identified and initiated under ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). The first update on this mirror committee for AusIMM members was included on the Read More
Who should be on a board Corporate Social Responsibility committee?
The following article is a summary of the paper: Eberhardt-Toth E (2017), ‘Who Should be on a Board Corporate Social Responsibility Committee?’, featured in the Journal of Cleaner Production 140 (2017) pp 1926-1935. The full paper is located at A study was recently undertaken of the boards of international companies (in the Bloomberg World Index (BWI)) (excluding financial services) to see whether the companies listed on Read More
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