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Mill stalemate suggests it’s time to rein in the bureaucrats

It seems easily forgotten that Australia was born off the proverbial ‘sheep’s back’, Damian Christie discovers. Read more >>
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Pedal-powered innovation opens the mind to other possibilities

The quarrying and sailing spheres are literally worlds apart - yet as Damian Christie explains, bold ideas in one shouldn't discount creativity or innovation in the other ... Read more >>
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Will 2017 be the “crunch” year for construction activity?

Although there are some signs 2017 is 'crunch time' for the industry, Damian Christie says stakeholders need to get on board.  Read more >>
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Trump upset victory not a defeat for Aussie innovation

CMIC16 considered possible futures where knowledge work is digitised and automation replaces traditional labour. Damian Christie reflects on how such changes will impact the extractive industry in years to come, and why Australia, in the aftermath of the US presidential election, shouldn't turn its back on innovation. Read more >>
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Presidential debacle offers lessons for Australian quarrying professionals

With an unremitting US presidential election nearing its end, Damian Christie discusses what lessons can be taken from it all for the Australian quarrying industry. Read more >>
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The ‘reignited fire’ in Victoria’s belly

Quarry Editor Damian Christie invites the industry back to Melbourne for CMIC16.  Read more >>
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Teamwork key to reaching the century mark

Editor Damian Christie looks back over his past 100 issues of Quarry magazine. Read more >>
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Training a sound, sensible construction industry watchdog

Despite being the supposed circuitbreaker that kickstarted Australia's recent double dissolution election campaign, discussion about a constructuon industry watchdog was scarce, writes Damian Christie. Read more >>
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Putting innovation, sustainability back on the agenda

With a federal election just completed, and the electoral results more uncertain than ever, Damian Christie discusses the lack of policies around innovation and sustainability from the campaign.   Read more >>
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Is the infrastructure pipeline really offering value for money?

With a month to go until Australia goes to the polls, Damian Christie queries whether Australia - and the quarrying industry - is truly benefitting from the nation's infrastructure pipeline. Read more >>
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Preserving Australia’s skills base for the future

Damian Christie looks ahead to the importance of Australian jobs in the next federal election.  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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