AusIMM Community & Environment Society

Oxfam Mining Symposium report
This year’s Oxfam Mining Symposium, titled ‘Sustainable Mining: Putting Gender on the Agenda’, was held at the Melbourne Business School on 21 April 2017. The symposium provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss how to effectively consider gender-specific impacts surrounding extractive projects, as well as an opportunity for industry representatives to share their current social development projects that have a gender-specific focus. Approximately 60 representatives from NGOs, 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
Improving rehabilitation and financial assurance outcomes in the resources sector
The Queensland Government is taking action to respond to concerns raised by industry and the community about the State’s financial assurance framework and rehabilitation performance. A review of Queensland’s financial assurance framework (PDF 1,570 K) in November 2016 found that current arrangements could be improved to: better protect the State’s financial interests reduce the financial burden for industry promote good environmental outcomes. In response to the review, the Read More
Symposium on Geoengineering of Brown Coal 2017
Resources Engineering and Technology Group (RE&TG) Federation University Australia will be hosting a one day symposium on rehabilitation and closure planning on 6 June 2017 at Yallourn Power Station, Eastern Road, Yallourn, Victoria. The symposium provides an important early opportunity to learn more about rehabilitation initiatives that were put in place in 2016 based on recommendations generated from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry and the ongoing studies by the Latrobe Valley Coal Read More
Opportunity for C&E professionals to attend Energy and Mines Australia Summit
AusIMM Community and Environment Society members are being offered the opportunity to participate in an important upcoming Summit focused on renewables integration for off-grid and grid-tied Australian mines. The Energy and Mines Australia Summit will bring together senior mining leaders and global renewables experts to showcase innovative case studies and discuss solutions for ensuring energy price security and power reliability for mines. Energy and Mines, the Summit organisers, are Read More
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