IMARC 2019
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Can robots deliver social licence?
Mining companies embracing automation and technological innovation must be also be aware of the possible implications for their social licence to operate, according to a social performance specialist. Dr Ceit Wilson, who has more than eight years of professional experience in addressing the social and development challenges of the extractive resources industry, says there are risks around the future of technology and employment, especially from a social perspective. Dr Wilson will Read More
Billions of reasons to be in Melbourne this October
In one month, Australia’s largest mining event will attract investors with billions in their pockets to Melbourne for four days of learning, unparalleled networking and deal-making at the sixth annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) taking place in Melbourne from 29-31 October. Early numbers are suggesting that more than 400 mining companies with market caps ranging from $2 million to $33 billion will be vying for the attention of investors with a cumulative total Read More
October 2019
Resource and energy exports tipped to hit new records
Australia’s chief economist reported in June that the nation’s resource and energy exports are set to hit a new record of $285 billion in 2019–20, before falling back in 2020–21. The increase in earnings has been driven by a spike in iron ore prices and a surging gold sector. The June quarterly report said thermal coal was facing a tough climate, with prices deteriorating, and predicted that gold would replace thermal coal as Australia’s fourth largest export in 2019-20. It also Read More