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Editor's Desk
The 10-year musings of a quarry "veteran"

Damian Christie reflects on 10 years at the helm of Quarry, commenting on the industry's evolution in education and training opportunities and its engagement with young, female and elderly workers. Read more »
The Ranger DX900i drill rig is equipped with a revolving upper structure that offers a 270-degree drilling reach and 55m2 coverage.

News
Sandvik launches all-reaching, ‘intelligent’ drill rig in Melbourne

Rock technology supplier Sandvik has presided over the Australian launch of its latest Ranger DXi surface drill rig at an exclusive event in Melbourne’s south-east. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Forget the Greens - Keep the grass roots 'in sight, in mind'

Following the spectacular collapse in votes for populist minor parties in recent state elections and a federal by-election, Damian Christie argues that it is the power of grass roots movements that the quarrying industry should take more seriously. Read more »

Crushing
'Bullet-proof workhorses' impress in the west

A mainstay of the Western Australian construction materials sector has relied on easy to operate, uncomplicated and dependable tracked crushers to advance production over a 700km radius. Damian Christie spoke to Steven Della Bona about WA Limestone’s mobile crushing operations. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Infrastructure development: A small price to pay

When it comes to upgrading congested and ageing infrastructure, Damian Christie talks about the things most people take for granted - the importance of quarries and construction materials. Read more »

Crushing
Quarry's 2018 Guide to Mobile Crushers and Screens

This year's edition of Quarry’s 2018 Guide to Mobile Crushers and Screens lists more than 300 mobile crushers and screens from 17 suppliers to the Australian quarrying market.  Read more »
The T45’s automatic feed alignment enables the operator to maintain the desired angle when drilling.

Drill & Blast
Smart rig 'no ugly duckling' in fuel, production savings

It may seem like the ‘odd one out’ in a long-term fleet of surface drill rigs but a Western Australian contractor’s latest ‘smart’ rig has delivered impressive results. Damian Christie reports. Read more »

Editor's Desk
New infrastructure wave highlights industry challenges

Damian Christie talks about the prevailing economic conditions and what they mean for the aggregates industry in the next 12 months. Read more »
Graham Smith (left) receives the IQA’s highest honour from outgoing President John Mitas.

News
Graham Smith: Five decades of tireless service in the Apple Isle

Graham Smith was astonished when he was recently elevated to the status of Honorary Fellow in the IQA. However, as Damian Christie reports, it would not have surprised his peers who have worked with him – in business and within the Institute – for the best part of five decades. Read more »

Editor's Desk
What the Dickens does quarrying have to do with Christmas?

Damian Christie discusses the importance of quarrying/geology and cites links related to this coming holiday season and new year. Read more »

Editor's Desk
Stamping out negative attitudes, practices in the 'fair go' era

The IQA conference in Toowoomba in October highlighted the great strides that the IQA and the extractive industry is taking to encourage more women and young people into the sector. However, as Damian Christie remarks, there are still concerning signs that the safety of all workers risks being compromised so long as old, ingrained attitudes and lack of workplace flexibility linger. Read more »
The art deco Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba, was a “welcome change from the usual cold and uninviting convention centres”.

News
Toowoomba meeting showcases growth, new talent

IQA has hailed its 60th annual conference in Toowoomba as a great success that showcased the region’s infrastructure growth and utilised local support and talent. Damian Christie highlights the key moments. Read more »


 


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