AusIMM Consultants Society

Notes from the ConSoc Chair
The Consultants Society committee was pleased to see 11 strong nominees for the five committee vacancies for the 2017 to 2018 period. The results will soon be available for the new committee to take on its role from January 2017 with the new incoming chair, Trivindren Naidoo. I would like to thank all on the committee for their efforts over the past term, and in particular I would like to thank Peter McCarthy. Peter was the inaugural chair of the Society upon its formation four years Read More
ConSoc seminar report: Getting value from your professional advisors
The seminar subcommittee of the AusIMM Consulting Society, under the Chairmanship of past AusIMM President Geoff Sharrock, began working up the ideas for the seminar recently held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Brisbane over 12 months ago. The subcommittee members agreed that in this time of industry down turn, it would be valuable to members of the Consultants Society and to the mining industry to have a full and frank exchange about the many issues, stresses and adverse perceptions Read More
Book review: The Minerals Consultant’s Handbook
The Minerals Consultants Handbook by John Dunlop FAusIMM(CP). The first edition of the Minerals Consultant's Handbook is a good resource for new consultants and contains much valuable information. The principal author has taken a difficult task of writing for a diverse group of readers and produced an important document, while he acknowledges that it can be improved with further contributions in the future. The AusIMM Consultants Society was invited to review the book and this was Read More
Infrastructure projects are an alternative
This present period of low project ebb in the mining industry has seen many very competent and experienced personnel hit the job market. This is a worry for all in the industry but it is occurring at a time when, at least in Victoria and New South Wales, the state governments are really ramping up civil infrastructure projects. These projects represent significant employment opportunities for personnel from the mining industry because they demand many of the skills used in the large Read More
ASIC Information Sheet 214
Note that the views expressed here are those of the Consultants Society Committee On Tuesday 12 April 2016, ASIC released Information Sheet 214 – Mining and Resources: Forward Looking Statements (IS214). The intent of IS214 was to provide clarification relating to production targets and forecast financial statements. It is recommended that any consultant (or other practitioner) looking to report a Mineral Resource or Ore Reserve carefully consider the information and intent of IS214 Read More
Consultants Society seminar: Getting value from your professional advisors
If ever there was a time for the mining industry and the consultants who service them to talk, it is now. On Thursday 25 August at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Brisbane, immediately after the International Mine Management 2016 conference, the AusIMM Consulting Society is running a seminar around the topic of 'Getting value from your professional advisors'. This will be a very important event for both the industry and for consultants and aspiring consultants. The seminar will Read More