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Kindergarten kids were able to take a look at static machines at a local quarry’s kinder tour.

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Quarry tour proves to be child’s play

A successful quarry and pre-school event has highlighted the benefits of promoting the extractive industry to the community. Read more »
The HM400-5 articulated dump truck was one of Komatsu’s newest machines on display at its ‘Boots On’ event.

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Boots on ground for Komatsu’s largest product launch ‘ever’

Extractive industry operators and personnel have had the first glimpse of Komatsu’s latest machines as part of a national product launch. Read more »
Many of the delegates signed-up for IQA membership on the day.

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Quarrying women look "Beyond The Bench" to the future

The Boral-sponsored Queensland Women in Quarrying (WIQ) annual conference was held at Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains, on 22 March. About 100 delegates from Queensland and interstate attended. With an overriding theme of “Beyond the bench”, the conference provided an overview of industry developments, with one eye on the future and a consideration of the social licences within which quarries operate. Read more »
The first Responsible Mining Index report identifies areas in which large mining companies can improve. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrid/37929475034/" target="_blank">Astrid Westvang</a>

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Responsible Mining Index goes online

A report that details how some of the world’s largest companies meet environmental, social and economic expectations has been released. Read more »
The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards are now open for entries.

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Operators encouraged to apply for sustainability awards

Sustainable quarrying and construction materials businesses are encouraged to enter the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards, with peer and industry recognition on offer. Read more »
Construction history tales have been brought to life in a series of children’s books.

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Children’s books highlight company’s rich history

A construction company director has received acclaim for her work on multiple children's books. Read more »
The International Convention Centre will host this year’s Construction Materials Industry Conference.

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Registration opens for CMIC18

Registrations for the biennial Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC) have officially commenced, with this year’s program focusing on how the industry can capitalise on the latest infrastructure boom. Read more »
The international presidents attended the opening of the IQ’s Quarry Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum. From left: IQ CEO James Thorne, Ir Lee Kam Fatt (IQ Malaysia), Miles Watkins (IQUK), Clayton Hill (IQA), Peter Morgan (IQNZ) and Alfred Chan (Hong Kong).

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'No one size solution ...' The International Presidents Round Table

In late 2017, Clayton Hill flew the flag for the IQA and Australia at a Round Table meeting of the International Presidents of the Institute of Quarrying. The meeting provided fascinating insights into the challenges and the opportunities for the extractive sector worldwide. Read more »
The SA Women in Quarrying group visited Adelaide Brighton’s Penrice Quarry.

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Tour provides ‘two-pronged approach’ to education

A recent IQA Women in Quarrying tour gave ten attendees an opportunity to mix education with networking and wine tasting. Read more »
The number of quarry professionals commencing courses in surface extraction operations rose 1.4 per cent.

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Increase in extractive industry apprentices, trainees

The latest insights into how apprentice and trainee activity is faring across Australia shows an increase in trade commencements. Read more »
IQA members visited the pour house, where they watched three operators fill the ‘tea pot moulds with red liquid fire’.

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Site visit provides ‘lava-type’ thrill

A recent IQA tour allowed members to become acquainted with Weir Minerals’ foundry in Sydney. Read more »
A new report states the extractive industries need to continue focusing on gender gap initiatives.

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Gender equality progress mapped in new report

A new report challenges quarrying and mining employers to evaluate whether they are “leading, lagging or losing out” in workplace gender diversity progress. Read more »


 


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