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Construction history tales have been brought to life in a series of children’s books.

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Children’s books highlight company’s rich history

A construction company director has received acclaim for her work on multiple children's books. Read more »
The International Convention Centre will host this year’s Construction Materials Industry Conference.

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Registration opens for CMIC18

Registrations for the biennial Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC) have officially commenced, with this year’s program focusing on how the industry can capitalise on the latest infrastructure boom. Read more »
A government taskforce has been established to focus on the next phase of the anticipated resources boom.

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Federal Government commissions new resources statement

The mining and resources industry could benefit from a government taskforce created to cut red tape, attract more investment and build additional support for the sector. Read more »
The international presidents attended the opening of the IQ’s Quarry Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum. From left: IQ CEO James Thorne, Ir Lee Kam Fatt (IQ Malaysia), Miles Watkins (IQUK), Clayton Hill (IQA), Peter Morgan (IQNZ) and Alfred Chan (Hong Kong).

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'No one size solution ...' The International Presidents Round Table

In late 2017, Clayton Hill flew the flag for the IQA and Australia at a Round Table meeting of the International Presidents of the Institute of Quarrying. The meeting provided fascinating insights into the challenges and the opportunities for the extractive sector worldwide. Read more »
Defining your reserves is not that scary!

Geology
Need help defining your reserves?

A month after reviewing an article he wrote nearly two decades ago about the geologist’s role in the valuation of quarry reserves, Bill Langer describes how such reserves should be classified and defined today … Read more »
The SA Women in Quarrying group visited Adelaide Brighton’s Penrice Quarry.

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Tour provides ‘two-pronged approach’ to education

A recent IQA Women in Quarrying tour gave ten attendees an opportunity to mix education with networking and wine tasting. Read more »
The number of quarry professionals commencing courses in surface extraction operations rose 1.4 per cent.

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Increase in extractive industry apprentices, trainees

The latest insights into how apprentice and trainee activity is faring across Australia shows an increase in trade commencements. Read more »
IQA members visited the pour house, where they watched three operators fill the ‘tea pot moulds with red liquid fire’.

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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.

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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 »
Alec Northover finalists Chris Cooke (left) and Simon Ashman (right) with AIQEF chairman David Cilento.

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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 »
Quarry operators are currently one of the most sought after skills, particularly in Victoria. Image courtesy: <a href="https://www.hays.com.au/mining/index.htm" target="_blank">Hays</a>

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Operators in hot demand, new report states

A shortage of machinery operators in Victoria is just one employment trend in the resources industry that is set to dominate the first half of 2018, a report by recruiting firm Hays suggests. Read more »
Fossils that were found in a quarry in the 20th century have recently been identified as a new species of reptile over 200 million years old.

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200 million year old species found in quarry

Fossilised remains discovered in an idle limestone pit in Wales nearly 70 years ago have recently been identified as a new species of ancient reptile. Read more »


 


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