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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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President's Desk
Toowoomba meeting to highlight the importance of our regions

IQA President John Mitas discusses the upcoming annual conference in Toowoomba. Read more >>
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Growing plants in aggregates is preferred to the hydroponic method because the aggregate helps to support the roots.

Geology
Grown in gravel

In the second feature of a series on environmentally friendly, sustainable aggregate applications, Bill Langer explains how plants can not only survive – but thrive – in gravel beds. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Editor's Desk
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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President's Desk
Managing safer blasting under community scrutiny

IQA President John Mitas discusses his experience in how to manage blasting in your quarry alongside the local community.   Read more >>
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Example of faster shingle failure along a roof eave where more water is channelled and which accelerates the washing away of the asphalt, saturating the paper fibre of the shingles. Image courtesy: Dale Mahalko.

Geology
Really cool roofing!

In the second part of his new series of articles exploring environmentally friendly, sustainable aggregate applications, Bill Langer this month recommends you look no further than above your head! Read more >>
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President's Desk
Educating, connecting our extractive industry

Strategic planning is critical for the success of any organisation, including not-for-profit organisations like the IQA, according to John Mitas.  Read more >>
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A permeable paver demonstration, in Austin’s Ferry, Tasmania. Image courtesy: JJ Harrison.

Geology
Aggregate and the environment

Some fortuitous breakfast conversation, courtesy of his wife Pam, has Bill Langer now chomping at the bit (in horseracing parlance!) to vent about the benefits of aggregate for the environment … Read more >>
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Editor's Desk
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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Editor's Desk
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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President's Desk
Promoting “green” quarrying practices

For the quarrying industry to maintain its social licence, demonstrating its green credentials is vital, John Mitas argues. Read more >>
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Just your average, common or garden, boring quarry pit … Bill Langer begs to differ!

Geology
Is your quarry an unappreciated geologic wonderland?

From the Škocjan Caves to the Mendenhall Glacier, from the Egerszalók Travertine to our very own Glass Mountains, Bill Langer has discussed some fascinating geological wonders in the past 12 months. Now he turns his attention to one last wonder – and it may actually be in your own backyard … Read more >>
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