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Is recycling a solution to the infrastructure conundrum?

As construction activity ramps up across the nation, and demand for aggregates increases, Damian Christie calls out the mainstream media on the suggestion that there is a "shortage" of resources. He also advocates the use of recycled materials as a means of conserving reserves and allaying the fears of agitated communities in the face of increased demand ... Read more »

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Harnessing the passion of tomorrow's leaders - today

Damian Christie says that the quarrying sector has a fantastic opportunity to “unbottle” the talents of a new generation of young workers.  Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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”.

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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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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. Read more »

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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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