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Rallying signs a good omen for SA quarry industry

Adelaide is often bemoaned by Australians as being the capital of 'boring' but on the eve of the IQA's annual conference in that city, Damian Christie writes that Adelaide is a more dynamic place than other Australians give it credit for - and South Australia is a particularly important engine room for the national quarry sector. Read more »

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Professional activities offer acknowledgements to sponsors

As the industry prepares to convene in Adelaide for the IQA's 58th annual conference, John Stanton discusses the exciting program that lies ahead and the important role that suppliers have in the delivery of IQA events and programs. Read more »

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Restoring infrastructure - to its rightful place at the top of the table

After a tumultuous few months in federal politics, Damian Christie discusses how the change in leadership may have benefits for the quarrying sector.  Read more »

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Honour to serve but members, secretariat the true heroes

As he writes his last editorial, John Stanton says thank you and and highlights two recent tragedies in the Australian mining industry.  Read more »

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Back to the Future – it’s closer than you think

UAVs, videoconferencing, advanced eyeglasses, biofuels, urban planning ... As Damian Christie writes, the Back to the Future film trilogy at least got those right in its portrayal of the future ... Read more »

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Quest for a national certification system gathers momentum

In his new role as IQA President, John Mitas identifies the establishment of a national Quarry Managers Certification System as a priority and challenge for the Institute in the coming year ... Read more »

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Defying the ‘depressive commodity super cycle’

Welcome to 2016! What kind of year beckons? Will it be one of innovation and growth? For the quarrying industry, will 2016 mark the beginning of an infrastructure boom? Damian Christie warns there are plenty of challenges ahead - both home and abroad ... Read more »

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Maintaining the social licence to operate

The social licence to operate is the general level of acceptance of quarrying operations and industry by local communities and other stakeholders. As John Mitas explains, it is as critical to a quarrying operation's existence as the usual standards and licence conditions. Read more »

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Giving an ‘F’ about infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia's latest report on national infrastructure reform sets out a vision for the long term. While he considers this encouraging, Damian Christie queries, based on the current "report card", whether our different levels of government are up to that challenge ... Do we need to consider another approach? Read more »

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The ongoing value of continuing professional development

According to John Mitas, well delivered and presented continuing professional development (CPD) programs have benefits for individuals, their organisations, their profession and the community. Read more »

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Zero harm workplaces a worthy aspiration

A disciplined, safe workplace culture is fundamental to an organisation's success. Damian Christie explains why every quarry operation needs to be vigilant and how everyone - from the company director to the weighbridge operator - is integral to making the organisation a success. Read more »

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Encouraging more women in quarrying

Following the success of recent IQA Women in Quarrying meetings, John Mitas urges Institute members and the broader extractive industry to review their recruitment and development program strategies for quarry women. Read more »

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