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Toowoomba - Resilient, vibrant, flourishing

Damian Christie believes that Toowoomba today is a vibrant, flourishing destination - a far cry from the 2011 flash floods that devastated the city and the region. Read more »

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Leadership on mental health is good business sense

Damian Christie explains why it's good business sense to look after your workforce and ensure that they are as able-bodied as possible.
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How innovation, new ideas can put the wind in a quarry’s sails

Damian Christie explains why a seemingly obscure victory by our trans-Tasman neighbour in one of the world's oldest and sometimes most brutal sailing regattas should be an inspiration for Aussie quarries seeking to innovate. Read more »

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Business as usual approach won’t cut it long-term

Damian Christie discusses how quarrying operators need to be looking towards the future to ensure their survival. Read more »

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Does the industry need mascots to refine its message?

Damian Christie considers the potential role of mascots in the quarrying industry. Read more »

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Could things be looking up for the quarrying industry?

Is a 'construction boom' around the corner for the industry? Damian Christie ponders...  Read more »

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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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