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John Stanton, President of the IQA

Education
Time to ‘have a go’ in IQA Awards

The Institute of Quarrying Australia's awards program has been announced for 2015. John Stanton explains why IQA members should be throwing their hats into the ring ...  Read more »
A young Danny in field dress in (to quote Danny) “a not so regimental pose” at the Officer Cadet School in Portsea, Victoria.

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Danny Duke: From serviceman to quarryman

Danny Duke is an ever popular member of the quarrying industry and has left an indelible mark on the IQA over many years. He spoke with Doug Prosser about how he found his way into the industry and how the military mindset is just as applicable to quarrying as it is to the Army. Read more »
MC George Donikian with band at the Volvo Construction Equipment Welcome Function.

News
Premier industry conference comes full circle

In mid-September, CMIC12- the fourth Construction Materials Industry Conference- returned to the city where it first began six years ago- Melbourne. Damian Christie was a keen observer at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Read more »
Peter Mayo (right) receives the IQA Service Award from President Wayne Scott at CMIC12 in Melbourne on 22 September, 2012.

Soap Box
Peter Mayo: The travelling quarryman

It is not unusual for individuals associated with the quarrying industry to have to travel extensively during their career. Peter Mayo is no exception - his travels began at an early age and continued for almost a lifetime. Doug Prosser tells Peter’s story. Read more »
Dan Gregory is a popular panellist on the ABC’s Gruen Transfer.

Education
Quarrying an easier sell than most: Advertising guru

Having issues generating trust or improving your image in your local community? Advertising and sales maestro Dan Gregory says that these challenges are not insurmountable. Read more »
Damian Christie, Editor of Quarry Magazine

Editor's Desk
When will it be time for uniform mine safety laws?

After a decade of deliberation by the Commonwealth, states and territories and the mining and extractive industries, the country is no closer to devising a uniform regime for mine health and safety. The question Damian Christie poses is this: if now isn't the time, then when will it be? Read more »
We should not assume that all women do not take risks in the workplace and can sort out issues related to gendered behaviours.

Education
Gendered behaviours and safety – the story so far

Dr Dean Laplonge has previously reported on the potential impact of hyper-masculinity on safety conduct on mine sites. What has happened since then? How far has this debate moved along? Dean updates his thoughts on gendered behaviours and safety in the mining industry. Read more »
Is the “hyper-masculine” worker a thing of the past?

Education
Getting real about “real men”

Do safety training programmes respond to problems caused by gendered behaviours in the resources and infrastructure sectors? Dr Dean Laplonge comments. Read more »
Victoria’s stand at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867, showing bales of wool. Wool has always been a commodity in Australia’s “Magic Pudding”.

News
Value adding in Australia - the beginning of the end?

Australia’s historical reliance on the primary industries of mining and agriculture, and in turn the demand for commodities, lead to the rise of the mineral processing industry. Viv Forbes explains why a carbon tax could have a deleterious impact on all mineral processing plants in Australia. Read more »


 

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