AusIMM Mining Society

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An assessment of the Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy – Section A
As stated on the AusIMM website ‘The AusIMM and The IOM3 (London, UK) collaboratively produce a series of highly technical journals, containing papers covering cutting edge science and technology in the industry, entitled the Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, incorporating The AusIMM Proceedings. At a recent Mining Society meeting in 2016 the question was asked if the Transactions Section A – Mining Technology were too academic? The aim of this brief article is Read More
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MinSoc Distinguished Lecture Series, Ballarat
Federation University Australia hosted a technical seminar organised by the AusIMM Central Victoria Branch at the Mount Helen Campus on Friday 9 September 2016. The all-day seminar was titled 'Living on the edge – enhancing mine performance through innovation' and was followed that evening by the President's Dinner. The event included many presentations across a range of geology, mining engineering and metallurgy themes. One of the highlights was the presentation by Brian Hall of his Read More
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Succession planning for mining professionals
Succession planning is important to the careers of all professionals, as you train a replacement allowing you to move onto greater things, or take enjoyment in later years as you pass on experience to those in your team. However, succession planning is often left behind due to pressure of busy day-to-day roles, or a human resource department overcomplicating a good idea. The recent downturn in the minerals industry has further challenged the ideas of good succession planning, ranging Read More
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Mental health training in resource degrees
In years gone by in the minerals and resource industry, the environmental impact and physical health concerns were topics that did not get much coverage. Now they are integrated into how we do business. They followed the likely path of all issues: firstly they were recognised and defined as a problem, studies done on their effects and how to mitigate them, and then integrated into the way socially conscious companies conduct their business. Mental health issues in the industry have Read More
Resources Engineering at Monash University
Associate Professor Bre-Anne Sainsbury isn’t fazed by the recent industry challenges, including suggestions about the end of the Australian mining boom. She argues that we’re never going to stop needing minerals for technology or the development of infrastructure for our growing urban sprawl. Associate Professor Sainsbury is the founding director of a new stream of engineering courses at Monash University focused on the resources sector. The courses offered include Renewable Energy Read More
Life back in Papua New Guinea
During the mining boom of the late 1990s many Papua New Guineans were attracted to Australia and relocated there to undertake professional and trade roles with large and small mining companies. Most made the decision to relocate their families and look for residential permanency. Given the increased wages offered, they were able to provide their families an education and lifestyle that differed markedly with life in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In particular the opportunity to achieve Read More