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IQA members visited the pour house, where they watched three operators fill the ‘tea pot moulds with red liquid fire’.

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.

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 »
The Department of Defence has recently announced it will research the 3D printing of explosive materials.

New research to focus on 3D printing of explosives

A new partnership between a science and technology body and academic agencies will explore the 3D printing of explosive materials. Read more »
Adelaide Brighton has ensured a continuing energy supply will be supplied to to its Birkenhead, SA cement manufacturing base.

Adelaide Brighton unveils strong year results

Construction materials producer Adelaide Brighton has delivered its 2017 full year results, noting “strong demand” contributed to increased revenue. Read more »
Alec Northover finalists Chris Cooke (left) and Simon Ashman (right) with AIQEF chairman David Cilento.

Award recognises today's and tomorrow's brightest, best

The Alec Northover Training Award honours the achievements of quarrying professionals that undertake vocational education. The award’s 2017 finalists – Chris Cooke, Simon Ashman and Jolin Evans – discuss how further education has assisted them in the field. Read more »
The runway at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba, has utilised low carbon geopolymer concrete.

Zero carbon emission cement touted for local industry

A new report by a local climate change think tank has detailed how Australia could ‘wipe out’ emissions from cement within the next decade. Read more »
The Wagner Group, which recently was listed on the ASX, has released its latest financial results.

Wagner reports increased earnings

The Wagner Group, the Toowoomba-based family building materials company, has announced that its profit and earnings have significantly increased in the first half of 2018. Read more »
Boral’s hefty global profits for the second half of 2017 have been largely attributed to the success of Boral Australia.

Homefront success underpins Boral’s increased global earnings

Australia’s “strong operating results” have largely contributed to Boral Limited’s significant increase in profits in the second half of 2017. Read more »
A photography exhibition specifically dedicated to quarries has recently gone on display.

Art exhibition pays tribute to quarries

An international photographer’s ‘fascination’ with quarries has recently been exhibited at a contemporary art gallery in the US. Read more »
Ardmore Park Quarry’s operators have concerns about additional DA requirements being imposed, including upgrades to the haul route along Jerrara Road (pictured).

Operator, council fall out on extra road conditions

A New South Wales-based quarry operator has hit a roadblock with a request to increase operations, stating several conditions imposed by the local council are “costly and unnecessary”. Read more »
MinEx is seeking to dispel community concerns over harmful levels of RCS in quarry dust emissions. Image courtesy: <a href="" target="_blank">PRPower</a>

Silicosis concerns groundless, says extractive industry chief

Recent elevated concern about the presence of crystalline silica in quarry dust samples has prompted the New Zealand extractive industry’s national safety body to address the matter directly. Read more »
Hanson Australia has announced it has acquired recycling aggregates company The Alex Fraser Group.

Construction materials giant moves into the recycling industry

Building materials supplier Hanson Australia has acquired leading recycled aggregates producer the Alex Fraser Group in a move that will increase its presence in ‘aligned’ industries. Read more »


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